Tag: Stigma

Jaydee joined the PAN team in the Spring of 2015, taking on two roles within the organization: Manager of the Positive Leadership Development Institute, and Manager of the People Living with HIV Stigma Index project, a community-based study centered on the experiences of stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV. Jaydee has been an… Read more »

CPHA STBBI Stigma Scale pilot testing invitation

In April 2014, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) launched a new project entitled Engaging health professionals to decrease stigma and discrimination and improve sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) prevention. This project aims to enhance the prevention of STBBIs and reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with these infections through the development and dissemination… Read more »

Victoria: As a part of Global AIDS Awareness Week and national Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week, AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) and the Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS) are again teaming up with the Greater Victoria Public Library and The Belfry Theatre to bring innovative awareness-raising project to communities in the lower island region… Read more »

PAN Congratulates PHO on HIV, Stigma and Society Report

PAN recently sent Dr. Perry Kendall, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, a letter of congratulations on his recently released report: HIV, Stigma and Society: Tackling a Complex Epidemic and Renewing HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men in British Columbia. PAN notes that: “This is a very significant report in that it highlights the importance of HIV… Read more »

A Positive Mind for Social Change Join us for a community event on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2-4pm Surrey Central City Hall, 2nd floor 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC The day will include education about HIV-related stigma along with local poetry, music, dance and a fashion show Light snacks and refreshments will be provided This is… Read more »

Women living with HIV invited to participate in e-wHEALTH study

Are you a woman living with HIV? Do you have a computer and internet?  If yes, you are invited to take part in the e-wHEALTH study What is e-wHEALTH? Women living with HIV continue to be challenged by HIV-related stigma and fear of disclosure of their HIV status. For this reason we adapted the Women’s… Read more »

VANCOUVER – July 14th, the provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall released an annual report that examines the complex epidemic of HIV among gay and bisexual men in B.C. “While many communities in British Columbia are seeing a dramatic decline in HIV infections thanks to harm reduction and prevention programs, and advancements in diagnosis and… Read more »

Dec 23, 2013 03:06 pm | Deb Schmitz   Recent comments by Liberal MP Gerry Byrne regarding Pamela Anderson show the depth of stigma and misinformation about hepatitis C that still exists in Canada today. President of Pacific Hepatitis C Network and hepatitis C survivor Daryl Luster states, “Stigma related to hepatitis C, and the… Read more »

Photojournalist Project about Stigma

Tammy’s Fight by Brynn Campbell Can photography help fight stigma? I firmly believe it can. I think that by documenting social issues, not only does it inform and engage, it empowers the subject who is being photographed as well. For the past year I have been photographing Tammy, a crack cocaine user who is infected… Read more »

The Public Health Agency of Canada invites you to join us for a two-part webinar series on findings from the EKOS Research 2012 HIV/AIDS Attitudinal Tracking Survey examining awareness, knowledge, attitudes and behaviour related to HIV/AIDS in Canada. There is still a second presentation to catch. This webinar will share findings from the 2012 survey and… Read more »