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2505, 2018

PrEP: Protection against HIV in a pill?

HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus) weakens the human immune system and destroys the important cells that fight disease and infection. A person can get HIV when bodily fluids — including [...]

2505, 2018

What growing old looks like when you’re living with HIV

We need to be seen as 'whole people,' not just HIV patients, says survivor and advocate Ron Rosenes has been living with HIV for close to four decades. (Devin Heroux/CBC)   [...]

2505, 2018

Access to hepatitis C treatment increasing among people living with HIV.

Increasing numbers of people co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) are accessing treatment for HCV as antivirals become more effective – but challenges beyond increasing access, remain. A new [...]

2505, 2018

More representation from queer community needed in politics, says openly gay councillor

"Straight people just don't think about our needs" says Coun. Stevenson during final speech at 2018 IDAHOT Breakfast Coun. Stevenson and his partner of 34 years, Rev. Dr. Gary Paterson [...]

2305, 2018

Want to figure out the rules of sexual consent? Ask sex workers.

The #MeToo movement has pushed issues of consent to the foreground of our cultural zeitgeist. Confoundingly, though, some of the movement’s most vocal champions seem to be the worst at [...]

2305, 2018

Vancouver rental units designated to LGBTQ refugees

Queer and trans refugees could soon find some relief from Vancouver’s housing crisis thanks to a new partnership between Rainbow Refugee, the City of Vancouver and a non-profit housing society. [...]

2305, 2018

Canada to test first needle exchange program in a North American prison

Program aims to stop the spread of infections such as HIV, Aids and hepatitis C among inmates who are drug users  The pilot project will be launched in a men’s [...]

2305, 2018

Expert says political courage needed to open safe injection sites in Manitoba

WINNIPEG — One of the country's leading experts says Manitoba needs to find the political will to bring in safe injection sites. Dr. M.J. WINNIPEG — One of the country's [...]

2205, 2018

How Colonialism Explains Female HIV Rates in Africa

Gloria who is HIV positive in Khayelitsha township outside Cape Town where the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is holding an AIDS awareness campaign. South Africa. Photo: Trevor Samson / World [...]

2205, 2018

Without Treatment, Neurological Effects of HIV Start Early

New research is underscoring the important role early treatment of HIV plays in preventing neurological effects associated with the disease. Researchers from McGill University, Washington University in St. Louis, and [...]