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  • Job posting: Program Evaluation Analyst

    The Gender and Sexual Health Initiative is looking for a Program Evaluation Analyst for the Sex Workers’ Rights are Human Rights: Community-based HIV and Hepatitis C interventions for prevention, increased care access and stigma reduction project. This is a five-year project funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and delivered by the Vancouver Sex Work Community Alliance (“the… Read more »

  • BC’s Provincial guidelines for injectable opioid treatments

    On October 11, the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) released the province’s first-ever guidelines for prescribing injectable treatments for opioid addiction. Opioid use disorder is “one of the most challenging forms of substance use disorder facing the health care system in British Columbia” says the Executive Summary from the BCCSU. It also identifies fentanyl… Read more »

  • Still at Work on HIV Stigma

      2017 Is the Year That HIV Stigma Is Finally Loosening reads the headline of a VICE piece. That caught my eye, given that stigma is still so often the point that people make when speaking about HIV, from those in communities contributing to the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index Project to none… Read more »

  • The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) is presenting the 27th annual conference on HIV and AIDS research in Vancouver from April 26-29, 2018. This conference is an interesting mix of basic and clinical science; epidemiology and public health; as well as social sciences. The call for abstracts has been released and deadline for abstract… Read more »

  • Job Posting: Communications & Events Manager, CBRC

    Community-Based Research Center for Gay Men’s Health Communications & Events Manager Full-Time October 2017 – March 2022 Salary Starts at $ 60,000 with benefits French follows English Incorporated in 1999, CBRC is a charitable health promotion organization that aims to improve the lives of gay, bi and other men who have sex with men, through… Read more »

  • Job Posting: Research and Evaluation Manager at CBRC

    Community Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health Research and Evaluation Manager Full-Time October 2017 – March 2022 Salary commensurate with experience: $65,000 to $75,000 with benefits   Incorporated in 1999, the Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health (CBRC) is a charitable health promotion organization aiming to improve the lives of gay, bi and… Read more »

  • Westshore AVI Health Centre Opening

    AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) is very pleased to announce that the Westshore AVI Health Centre is opening its doors on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.  The centre will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-4:00pm, providing Opiate Substitution Treatment (OST) in a low barrier setting.  We will also offer support and referrals to assist our patients to… Read more »

  • Positive Living BC has a new home!

    Congratulations to all at Positive Living BC! The move is complete and the doors are open at the new space. They are excited to show everyone in the community around.  Please join others in the community on Thursday, October 19 from 4 PM – 6 PM to tour the new facilities and learn about our programming. … Read more »

  • HPV Prevention Week

    October 1-7 is Canada’s first HPV Prevention Week, boosted by the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. HPV is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections (STI) and up to 75% of Canadian men and women will have it at some point in their lifetime. Many will clear the infection on their own, but… Read more »

  • CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Awards

    The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) has launched the 2018 CAHR – CANFAR Excellence in Research Awards.  This program is intended to “highlight and celebrate the contributions of Canadian researchers in HIV/AIDS research in Canada and internationally”, and includes community-based researchers. Up to five awards are awarded each year at the CAHR conference; the 2018 CAHR… Read more »

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