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2202, 2017

The answer to Canada’s opioid overdose crisis: legalize hard drugs

  Harm reduction workers on the front line of fentanyl-fuelled overdose epidemic say it’s time for the federal government to start having open discussions about legalizing hard drugs, including access [...]

2202, 2017

Lawyer gets award for his work with people with HIV

  Legal Aid Ontario will honour HIV/AIDS legal activist Ryan Peck with the Sidney B. Linden Award at a ceremony Feb. 23 at Osgoode Hall, in recognition of his commitment [...]

2202, 2017

Deal reduces price of life-saving hepatitis C drugs for Canadians

  This undated handout photo provided by Gilead Sciences shows the Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi. The pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA), which negotiates prices on behalf of the provincial and territorial public [...]

2202, 2017

Doctors Investigate Rare Case Where HIV Prevention Drug Failed

  A Dutch man contracted HIV despite rigorous use of drug <img alt='HEALTH' style='margin:0 auto;max-width:100%;width:100%;position:absolute;z-index:10;' src='//media.vocativ.com/photos/2017/02/GettyImages-4554913263027703952.jpg' /> The world’s only preventative medication for HIV is incredibly effective, but it has [...]

2202, 2017

$744 million to support national HIV-AIDS response

  The Government has allocated $744.22 million to support the National HIV-AIDS response in Jamaica. Details are given in the 2017-18 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives. [...]

2102, 2017

Longer Time With HIV — Not Age — Tied to Symptom Distress, Depression, Anxiety

Longer time with HIV infection -- but not older age -- predicted a higher prevalence of self-reported symptom distress, depression and anxiety in a United Kingdom (UK) analysis of 3258 [...]

2102, 2017

How to Move Toward an AIDS-Free Generation

Re “Why Trump Should Keep Pepfar,” by Bill Frist (Op-Ed, Feb. 9): Bill Frist is exactly right: The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or Pepfar, has been one of [...]

2102, 2017

Breastfeeding in the Era of HIV Undetectable Equals Untransmittable

  One time I was about to take a nap and overheard a conversation my three-year-old niece was having with her friends. My niece knew that she couldn't take her [...]

2102, 2017

So much new HIV prevention evidence! Our HIV prevention messaging needs to evolve!

Over the past several years the HIV prevention toolbox has expanded significantly. This is due to a rapid growth in our knowledge of effective approaches that help prevent the transmission [...]

2002, 2017

30 years ago condoms were first sold in B.C. convenience stores — and people were shocked

  Three years later condoms were available in schools, sparking further controversy Some people were shocked when condoms first became available in B.C. convenience stores in 1987. (CBC) Flavoured, coloured, [...]