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712, 2017

MORE PROTECTIONS NEEDED FOR SEX TRADE WORKERS: HIV NORTH

  The arrest of 35 accused johns in a downtown Grande Prairie sting last month brought mixed reactions from the public. While some on social media applauded the efforts of RCMP, others [...]

712, 2017

Changes needed on HIV non-disclosure, but not necessarily new law: study

Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor listens to a speaker during an event marking World AIDS Day in Ottawa, Friday December 1, 2017. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Ontario [...]

612, 2017

MSM, low condom use, gov’t policies fuel HIV/AIDS rise

An average of 31 new cases a day were reported in July and August this year; risky sex practices behind the alarming figures HIV TEST A health worker conducts an [...]

612, 2017

Gilead Sciences commits $100 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Southern states

Photo: Eric Risberg, Associated Press Gilead Science of Foster City is putting $100 million toward HIV/AIDS work in Southern states. Gilead Sciences will put $100 million toward creating a program [...]

612, 2017

AIDS Commission Reveals HIV/AIDS Still Number One Killer In Africa

HIV and AIDS have become leading causes of death in Africa with a total of 15,116 Ghanaians killed by the disease in 2016, while 20,418 new infections were recorded, the [...]

612, 2017

New overdose emergency response centre opens in BC

In what it says is an effort to “combat the continuing crisis and spearhead urgent action to save lives,” the BC government announced on Friday that it is launching a new Overdose Emergency [...]

512, 2017

B.C. attorney general to rethink charging people who don’t disclose HIV status prior to sex

David Eby says crown counsel to review federal report that says HIV is a health matter B.C.'s Attorney General, David Eby, marked World AIDS Day in Vancouver on Dec. 1, [...]

512, 2017

Trump wants to gut America’s progress against AIDS

The White House is decorated with a red ribbon for World AIDS Day. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) I am not in the “ignore President Trump’s tweets because they are a distraction [...]

512, 2017

Vancouver Pride bans uniformed police from 2018 parade

Co-chair hopes decision will help people who might be uncomfortable in the parade now feel invited to participate Pride organizers allowed up to 20 percent of police officers to march [...]

512, 2017

More prescription opioids needed to fight overdose crisis, says Gregor Robertson

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has called for the BC government to provide more clean prescription opioids to fight the city’s overdose crisis. According to the BC Coroners Service, between January [...]