The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is excited to let you know about the SHAPE study that has been launched. SHAPE is led by Dr. Rolando Barrios, Assistant Director of the BC-CfE, as the Principal Investigator. This study will examine the impact of BC’s STOP HIV/AIDS Program by surveying HIV-positive individuals on their experiences… Read more »
The National POCT Working Group is pleased to share final version of the “HIV Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) in Canada: Action Plan 2015-2020” in both French and English. The overarching purpose of this Action Plan is to help establish recommended actions in relation to greater equity and support in building our national HIV testing response, including,… Read more »
In recognition of World AIDS Day 2016, the Canadian AIDS Society has compiled a list of resources including HIV testing 101 to information on consent and disclosure. Click here to visit their website.
by David Moore, Physician Lead STOP HIV, Provincial Health Services Authority Background In British Columbia, there are an estimated 12,000 people living with HIV. Each year, 200-300 people ranging in age from 13 to 81 years old are diagnosed with HIV infection. Despite great advances in treatment, many people with HIV become quite ill, and… Read more »
Originally posted on: bclovebytes.wordpress.com by Mark Gilbert There are only a few internet-based testing programs that have been designed with gay and bisexual men in mind. While we know that gay and bisexual men do use these services, we don’t really know what impact these services have at a population level. We… Read more »
The Public Health Agency of Canada recently held 2 webinars on Developing Public Awareness Messaging about HIV Testing. The 3 topics presented were: HIV Testing Guide HIV Testing Rates in Canada HIV Estimates Prevention, support and treatment resources CANADIAN AIDS TREATMENT INFORMATION EXCHANGE (CATIE) CATIE is Canada’s source for up-to-date information about HIV and… Read more »
by Bobbi Brownrigg, Public Health Initiatives and Innovation Leader, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC Background In British Columbia, all HIV testing is confidential. People can test for HIV using their full name or they may choose to go to a site that offers testing using a pseudonym or their initials. For most people, these HIV testing… Read more »
Since the introduction of the STOP HIV/AIDS initiative in British Columbia, with its goal to increase HIV screening in the province, there have been many changes to HIV testing in British Columbia. For the PAN 2012 Fall meetings, we conducted an environmental scan, documenting the many shifts that are underway, with regards to testing guidelines,… Read more »