Tag: HIV/AIDS

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 »

In 2013, a diverse team of community-based researchers completed the Food Security Study, which explored the relationship between food, nutrition, and health for people living with HIV in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. Recently they published postcards and fact sheets with their study findings. They also shared some of their housing-related data from BC with… 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 »

5 Questions with Megan Deyman, PAN practicum student

Currently Megan is working to complete her second year of the Masters of Public Health program at the University of Victoria. For her research thesis, she is looking at the intricacies that tie HIV, access to housing, and health together. She is also completing a practicum placement with Pacific AIDS Network in partial fulfilment of… Read more »

Vicki has been teaching sociology for many years at several BC universities and colleges, and the courses she loves most are the ones focused on social justice. She has worked on several research projects in the past, including a cross-Canada study on the situations of contingent faculty members and unionization at universities. She has also… 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 »

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 »

Announcement of ACB HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Feb. 7, 2015

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean Network (CHABAC) and its partners are pleased to announce the first ever African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2015.   The African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will help raise awareness of HIV and contribute to addressing HIV-related stigma in Canada’s… Read more »

The HIV/AIDS and TB Section of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control are pleased to announce the release of HIV and AIDS in Canada: Surveillance Report to December 31, 2013. An electronic copy of the report will be available on the PHAC website shortly. ************************************************************************************************************ Il nous fait… Read more »

The Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to announce a call for membership applications for the Ministerial Advisory Council on the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada (MAC-FI) to fill vacant positions. MAC-FI is a council that provides unbiased, non-partisan, evidence-informed, targeted and strategic advice to the Minister of Health.  It is comprised… Read more »

Moving Mountains HIV/AIDS CBR conference report now online

The Community Report from the Moving Mountains: HIV/AIDS Community Based Research Conference, held in Prince George from June 17-19, 2014, is now available. The report captures the main themes of the event and also outlines the results of the evaluation of the conference, including lists of research and capacity building priorities identified by attendees. The… Read more »

PHAC: Community Action Fund

On April 1, 2017, the Public Health Agency of Canada’s HIV and Hepatitis C Grants and Contributions funding programs will be integrated into a new funding program called the Community Action Fund. Over the past several months, the Agency has been exploring how best to deliver these funds to support a comprehensive community-based response to… Read more »