Resource Category: Health Resources

Both HIV and HCV can be complicated diseases and further complicated by social determinants that impact health – poverty, lack of secure, affordable housing, mental health or substance use issues, health literacy, and more. Achieving good health can be a challenge. Our health resources provide information to our member organizations so they may provide the best support to the people they serve.  Highlights are below. See Health Resources section for more.

 

People with HIV can live long and healthy lives if they access to treatment and social support as needed. As people with HIV age, however, complications of aging can compound challenges of living with HIV. Concerns for people with HIV who are aging can include income security, stigma, safe and affordable housing, aging in place,… Read more »

In April 2016 BC’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall declared the overdose epidemic in BC a public health emergency.  Despite committed efforts, the epidemic continues, as overdose statistics show.  This has significant impact on first responders, including frontline staff at Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) member and allied organizations, and especially people with lived experience… Read more »