Tag: research

Engaging people who use drugs in policy and program development: A review of the literature Authors: Lianping Ti1, Despina Tzemis, and Jane A Buxton Published in: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy ABSTRACT Health policies and programs are increasingly being driven by people from the community to more effectively address their needs. While a large… Read more »

It was my first year attending the Gay Men’s Health Summit this November (the 8th annual organized by the Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health) and the organizers dished out an impressive program. While efforts to de-stigmatize HIV testing have been encouraging everyone who has ever had sex to get tested (an important effort!) HIV… Read more »

New research on HIV & Aging

The HIV epidemic in Canada is aging. There are an estimated 65,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada, and improved medication and care has resulted in longer, healthier lives for people living with HIV/AIDS who have access to these treatments. And while he number of new HIV cases emerging remains stable, yet we’re seeing an… Read more »

Call for Abstracts: Beyond Failure Symposium

Beyond Failure! Thinking Critically About HIV Prevention, Research and Services Concordia University, Montreal – May 16 – 17th, 2013 A symposium devoted to thinking through the moments that we have failed in the field of HIV prevention, research, and services. The AIDS industry is built on a logic of promoting success. As AIDS researchers we… Read more »

Green College Population Health Lecture Series 5-6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Green College Coach House (UBC) UBC link to the event, CLICK HERE Abstract: As HIV infection rates remain disproportionally high among young gay and bisexual men in the United States, there is a need to both better understand determinants of sexual risk are… Read more »

Learning Exchange on HIV, aging and more with CWGHR

Join us for a rapporteur and learning exchange event following the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference, Aging in a Changing World. At the conference, there will be several sessions on HIV & aging, and our friends from the Canadian Working Group on HIV & Rehabilitation (CWHGR) will be in attendance. At this informal event, CWHGR will… Read more »

Want to learn more about HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection? Looking to get more involved in resarch? Interested in how to integrate reserch about co-infection into programming? Join CTAC on Thursdays over the next few months to build your knowledge about HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection. (Click on the poster to view the schedule and… Read more »

CBR Musings: Is what we do informed by what we know?

Knowledge mobilization.  Knowledge transfer. Knowledge translation. Knowledge exchange. These are some of the buzzwords that have remained popular in Canadian research circles over the past few years as the goal of making sure that research findings get “put to work” has been high on the lists of research funders, universities, and community stakeholders alike. Knowledge… Read more »

Research Coordinator: A Small Group Intervention to Reduce HIV Sexual Transmission Risk Behaviour Among HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men Positive Living BC seeks a project coordinator to work with Dr. Trevor Hart at Ryerson University, Dr. Barry Adam at the University of Windsor, Dr. Malcolm Steinberg at Simon Fraser University, the Health Promotion Department at… Read more »

5 Questions with Peer Researcher Andrew Beckerman

Andrew has worked on various projects with PAN. Andrew Beckerman is a retired architect who lives in Victoria, BC, and has been HIV+ since 1980. He credits being alive today to his participation in the first Crixivan® trial. He has served on various Boards. Andrew came to Canada from the US where he was engaged… Read more »