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1302, 2018

Disparities in HIV Healthcare: An Expert Perspective

Dr El-Bassel discusses factors that affect HIV health disparities, particularly in people who inject drugs, sex workers, and incarcerated people. Roughly 1.1 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in the [...]

1302, 2018

HIV drug PrEP wins taxpayer subsidy marking milestone in decades-long battle against AIDS

PHOTO: PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is 99 per cent effective in preventing HIV transmission. (ABC News: James Hancock) A ground-breaking HIV prevention drug has been approved for taxpayer subsidy in Australia — [...]

1302, 2018

B.C. announces $20M in support for Indigenous communities battling overdoses

Naloxone. Photograph By ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST B.C. has announced $20 million over three years for First Nations communities struggling with the drug-overdose crisis that’s disproportionately affecting Indigenous communities. The [...]

1302, 2018

Are We Really Prepared To Stop HIV?

Is it right to continue to limit or stagger access to PrEP to those at highest need in England when it is available freely on the NHS in Scotland and [...]

802, 2018

CTAC Launches Campaign to End Hepatitis C in Canada 

TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) has published a white paper entitled, "The time has come to eliminate hepatitis C in Canada," which summarizes the increasing gaps [...]

802, 2018

Health unit warns of infection control lapse at Thunder Bay colon cleansing services

Clients of Colon Therapy Clinic, Natural Health and Chiropractic asked to get tested for HIV, hepatitis The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is advising clients of two colon cleansing services [...]

802, 2018

Supervised consumption site may open in Grande Prairie

  A supervised consumption site may make its way around the city in the form of a mobile van in the interim. Users would be able to use their drugs [...]

802, 2018

Gilead’s once-a-day HIV regimen has been approved by FDA

  Gilead Sciences Inc.'s GILD, +0.03% once-a-day HIV regimen has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the company said Wednesday afternoon. The regimen, Biktarvy, is intended for HIV [...]

802, 2018

The Number Of Young Adults Getting Tested For HIV Has Dropped Drastically

Nearly 75% of men ages 15 to 24 say they've never been tested for HIV. A new study from the CDC points to a major decline in HIV testing among [...]

702, 2018

‘Are you okay?’: Starting conversations about mental health

The Globe and Mail and We Charity have partnered to promote media literacy and education around global issues. This is part of a series of discussion guides and videos for [...]