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2010, 2017

Are You HIV-Positive and Pregnant?

Despite a recently discovered complication, research shows more HIV-positive women are starting happy healthy families. With today’s antiretroviral treatments making it possible for people living with HIV to achieve complete [...]

2010, 2017

Scientists make breakthrough in linking sugar to cancer growth

  WATCH: Is sugar the world’s most ubiquitous drug? Scientists in Belgium have made a recent discovery that goes a long way to understanding how sugar affects cancer. In a [...]

2010, 2017

HIV Treatment as Prevention

People who are living with HIV should take medicine to treat HIV as soon as possible. HIV medicine is called anti-retroviral therapy, or ART. If taken as directed, HIV medicine [...]

2010, 2017

Georgia Lawmaker Wants to Quarantine People with HIV

Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price accompanied by his wife Betty Price after a swearing-in ceremony. A Georgia Republican suggested quarantining people [...]

1910, 2017

Why the inadequacies in HIV/AIDS advert now?

In my view stories about the devastation caused by HIV/AIDS plague in our country should have circulated incessantly and taught in schools. Charles Okecha is a teacher at St. Paul’s [...]

1910, 2017

Have an STI? What you’re legally obligated to disclose

  WATCH: How to talk to your partner about your STI and the legalities around disclosing. Jenelle Marie Pierce was 16 when she found out she had genital herpes. “I was [...]

1910, 2017

Why STI rates are steadily going up in Canada

WATCH: STIs on the rise: What Canadians should know about getting tested. If you remember the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, you’ll surely remember the onslaught of safe sex campaigns [...]

1910, 2017

Saskatchewan’s HIV rate highest in Canada, up 800% in 1 region

Of 170 new cases in province, 79% of those self-identified as Indigenous There were 76,675 HIV tests in Saskatchewan in 2016, the highest on record. Doctors say early detection and [...]

1810, 2017

Reengineered immune system cells show early promise against HIV

Scientists make improvements to a previously promising treatment that fell short in clinical trials IMAGE: This is an HIV-infected T cell. Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected T cell. view more  Credit: [...]

1810, 2017

New B.C. guidelines unveiled for prescription heroin

The B.C. government is the first in North America to have guidelines to treat hardcore addicts with prescription heroin. Aaron McArthur explains why the experts say it saves both lives [...]