Tag: Harm Reduction

REACH 2.0 News & Events – May 2015

Connecting with our network coast to coast In this issue: New Study on Point-of-Care Testing in Atlantic Canada Spring in Manitoba: Two Events on the Way Témoigner en public de sa séropositivé, ça donne quoi? Harm Reduction, Addiction and Mental Health: CBR Priorities in Action REACH 2.0 Initiative: Addressing Health Inequities and Improving Health Outcomes… Read more »

“You basically saved my Shambhala by the test I just got” (male, 25, BC) For many years ANKORS has provided harm reduction and pill and powder testing services at the Shambhala Music Festival. We commissioned a survey to assess use of our harm reduction programming at the 2013 festival and to learn about festival-goers’ patterns… Read more »

The first progress report of From Hope to Health: Towards an AIDS Free Generation is now available. This progress report covers the first fiscal year of provincial expansion (April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014). In addition, there is a supporting technical document that details the source of the data and parameters used to measure… Read more »

ANKORS, Positive Womens’ Network and CATIE invite you to attend an Educational Day for Frontline Service Providers working with people living with HIV and/or Hep C. Date: Wednesday March 25, 2015 Time: 11:30am-4:pm (lunch included) Cost: Free Location: 333 Victoria St. “the Pink Building”, 2nd floor: in the room across from Public Health, Nelson BC… Read more »

The BC Centre for Disease Control has released a report called the BC Drug Overdose & Alert Partnership Report 2014. This report collects and collates the most recent data available regarding substance use and associated morbidity, mortality and enforcement patterns. Data have been obtained through members of the BC Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership (DOAP),… Read more »

To get Prevention in Focus delivered straight to your inbox, click here. HIV prevention within serodiscordant couples: A changing paradigm Serodiscordant couples are often thought to be at “high risk” of HIV transmission. We explore how new HIV prevention options now make it easier to prevent HIV transmission for couples in serodiscordant relationships.   Views… Read more »

DEADLINE: Friday, October 31st The Vancouver Foundation has awarded the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation (in partnership with researchers from Simon Fraser University) a research grant to study food provision as a harm reduction approach with people living with HIV/AIDS and who use drugs. The study, titled “Food as harm reduction: the health effects of food… Read more »

Canadian Harm Reduction Network Newsletter – September 2014

Harm reduction can be parsed as discrete elements – Needle Exchanges, Safe Injection Services Controlled Drug-Use Programs, Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, Outreach at dance venues, etc. The list is long, and the temptation, often, is to look at the separate elements and not see harm reduction as the integrated driving force for all our drug-related work,… Read more »

CATIE’s HepCInfo Update 5.8

New and Noteworthy Staying Safe Intervention reduces risk for Hep C and HIV in people who inject drugs An evaluation of an intervention designed to prevent the transmission of Hep C and HIV among people who inject drugs has shown decreases in behaviours considered a risk for contracting Hep C and HIV. This strengths-based intervention… Read more »

  Position Overview: The Harm Reduction & Wellness Counsellor is responsible for delivering care and support programs to individuals impacted by HIV, Hepatitis C, and those highly vulnerable to infection due to poverty, addiction, homelessness, and incarceration including, lay counselling, accompaniments, advocacy, systems navigation, prison outreach, treatment information, accessing health services, and other support activities. This… Read more »

by Travis Lupick on Jan 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm via the Georgia Straight In place since 2005, the regulation essentially prohibits programs such as needle exchanges and needle collection and disposal activities. Scott Bernstein, a lawyer with Pivot Legal Society, told the Straight that he’s “cautiously optimistic” that amendments will proceed to a second… Read more »

CATIE’s Prevention in Focus

  Spotlight on programming and research HIV home-based testing: Potential benefits and ongoing concerns Home-based HIV tests are available in some countries. We look at home-based tests and the potential benefits and ongoing concerns surrounding them.   Views from the front lines: Home-based HIV testing We spoke to three people about their thoughts on home-based… Read more »