Resource Category: Population and Public Health Resource Summaries

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.  Summary highlights are below. See Population and Public Health Resources section for the full selection of resources.

Hepatitis C (HCV) is a viral infection just as HIV is a viral infection. Unlike HIV, however, HCV can be treated and cured.  Treatment for HCV is available to anyone living with hepatitis C in BC.   Explore in Detail: Hepatitis C: Epidemiology, testing, treatment, resources HCV Manifesto Hepatitis C Treatment Options Expand in BC

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 »