Tag: testing

GetCheckedOnline Internet-Based Testing Program

From BCCDC: Internet-based service makes it easier to test for STIs, HIV and Hep C The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has gone live with GetCheckedOnline, the first online service in Canada offering easy, convenient testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, and Hepatitis C. The new service, which is starting as a… Read more »

CATIE Webinar: New HIV Testing Approaches

Register now Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 1 p.m. ET Evidence suggests that between 87% and 97% of people will choose a rapid HIV test over a standard HIV test. CATIE’s Programming Connection has profiled several programs that use rapid and point-of-care testing in non-clinical venues to reach people who might not otherwise get tested…. Read more »

by Trevor Corneil, Medical Health Officer & Medical Director, STOP HIV/AIDS, Interior Health A new campaign is launched Interior Health has launched a new campaign to encourage all adults in the region to get tested for HIV. The “My Health Is Sexy” campaign uses intimate images to convey the message that knowing your HIV status… Read more »

by Bobbi Brownrigg, Public Health Initiatives and Innovation Leader, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC Background Despite advances in HIV treatments, as well as successful campaigns aimed to decrease the stigma of HIV, a small but significant portion of individuals at risk of HIV in BC are delaying or not getting tested due to concerns about confidentiality.[1]… Read more »

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), in partnership with Positive Living BC, is offering a series of webinars that will provide up-to-date HIV treatment and care information. This series will meet the needs of learners across geographical and professional boundaries, with content designed to be relevant to a broad range of learner levels. Sessions… Read more »

CATIE’s Prevention in Focus

  Spotlight on programming and research HIV home-based testing: Potential benefits and ongoing concerns Home-based HIV tests are available in some countries. We look at home-based tests and the potential benefits and ongoing concerns surrounding them.   Views from the front lines: Home-based HIV testing We spoke to three people about their thoughts on home-based… 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 »

Who Cares about Hep C?

Know your Status! Get tested! In commemoration of World Hepatitis Day 2013, happening on July 28th, AIDS Vancouver Island commissioned this video to raise awareness about the importance of knowing your hepatitis C status by getting testing. WATCH THE VIDEO! CLICK HERE A big thank you to all who participated in making this video happen…. Read more »

Opportunity for Partnership – The Heroes Project

A public health NGO in India, the Heroes Project, is looking for partners on HIV-related advocacy and behaviour change communication-related projects. They have funding available for projects with an international, collaborative focus. Some of the issues they’re working on include health care worker stigma re: HIV, efforts to combat violence against women including within the… Read more »

An Environmental Scan of HIV Testing in BC

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 »