Tag: HIV

HIV and Aging… There Are Resources on That!

Based on feedback from our members, PAN has identified HIV and aging as a priority area of focus. Interest in accessing resources related to aging with HIV was put forth at the Fall 2016 PHA forum, where it was suggested that PAN’s website could include a resource section focused on this topic area. HIV and… Read more »

Tell us your thoughts on housing for folks living with HIV!

image by Gabe Boothroyd, The Mainlander, May 31, 2016 The Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) study invites people with experience in the HIV and housing sectors in Greater Vancouver to complete a short online survey. We are particularly interested in hearing from people living with HIV, health and social service providers who work with HIV-positive… Read more »

PHSA HIV & HCV Prevention, Care and Treatment RFP Update

A redesign of PHSA-held community contracts was initiated in 2014 to better enable the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre to respond to current trends in the HIV and HCV epidemics, and to better align the strategic direction with the Ministry of Health’s Hope To Health Framework, the… Read more »

PHAC’s Evaluation Report Guide and Compendium Online

We have worked with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to post all of their evaluation tools up on the REACH Website. These tools are meant to be used as a resource to community-based organizations submitting proposals for the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund. However, they are also a helpful resource for… Read more »

Mapping Home: Positive Living, Positive Homes at CAHR 2016

The Canadian Association of HIV Research held its 2016 annual conference from May 11-15 in Winnipeg this year, and for the first time, the Positive Living Positive Homes team was there. Darren Lauscher, peer consultant, and Heather Picotte, study manager, discussed using a visual method in which HIV+ participants map their living space and point… Read more »

Positive Living, Positive Homes launches new website

The Positive Living Positive Homes research team is pleased to announce the launch of our new study website, www.plphstudy.ca. The website will inform community members about PLPH’s progress and findings. Highlights include a page on on using visual methods, which allows visitors to engage with our “mapping home” activity, and a resources page, which has… Read more »

Housing Promotes Health for People Living with HIV

An extensive review of studies on housing, HIV and health carried out by researchers at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network shows that housing is an important determinant of health for positive folks. According to the OHTN: “Working with colleagues in the U.S. and Canada, researchers from the OHTN have shown a conclusive link between housing… Read more »

Help recruit youth for the Youth Disclosure Project survey

The HIV Disclosure Project has formed a collaboration with YouthCO and Canadian Positive People Network to develop a workshop for youth living with HIV to talk about disclosing their HIV status. In this phase of the project feedback is being gathered to learn about youth experiences with disclosure. In order to get this information, they’re… Read more »

Northern Health is marking World AIDS Day 2015 by building on successes to stop HIV transmission in the North.  The plan will build on our current understanding about HIV transmission and treatment, while broadening the reach and impact of community services. The plan will also build on the foundations of the award winning Prince George… Read more »

Positive Living, Positive Homes: Official Launch!

The Pacific AIDS Network is pleased to announce that the study has been officially launched in all three of its case study communities. Study site coordinators in Prince George and Greater Vancouver (Devyn Flesher and Mona Lee) have been interviewing people living with HIV (PLHIV), as well as service providers and policy makers, since the… Read more »

Challenges and Opportunities in Rural HIV Health was an Affiliated Independent Event at the 8th IAS Conference, held by the CANOC Collaborative Research Centre on July 18, 2015 in Vancouver, BC. The session provided a platform for experts, community members, researchers, clinicians and students to unite and discuss the unique challenges of remoteness and geographic… Read more »

Devyn Flesher, PAN’s Prince George Site Coordinator for the Positive Living Positive Homes study, is a 2nd year graduate student at the University of Northern British Columbia, pursuing a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies. Her Master’s thesis focuses on representations of female sexuality in the Twilight Saga and an examination of the views of fans… Read more »