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908, 2019

Straight men are less aware of HIV-blocking drug, according to a report.

PrEP use, awareness up in latest numbers   LONDON — PrEP awareness and usage is up among gay men according to 2017 numbers just released, Reuters reports. The current study looked [...]

908, 2019

BC nurses calling on provincial government to decriminalize drug use

Shutterstock Stressing that “Canada is in the midst of a public health emergency,” when it comes to overdose deaths in the country, BC nurses are calling on the BC government to decriminalize [...]

808, 2019

British sports star set to publicly announce they are HIV positive in move to tackle stigma

A BRITISH sports star is set to publicly announce they are HIV positive. The international intends to break the news on social media to fight the stigma of living with [...]

808, 2019

HIV self-tests haven’t been approved in Canada but researchers want to change that

Jane Greer of the Hassle Free Clinic poses for a photograph in Toronto on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin) TORONTO -- Researchers are launching a study [...]

808, 2019

LGBT peer-support veterans Kenn Quayle and Brian Mackenzie bring harm reduction to Sunshine Coast

Kenn Quayle and Brian Mac­kenzie have brought harm reduction to LGBTQ communities in B.C. for a very long time.   Some 20 years ago, they organized focus groups for a [...]

808, 2019

B.C. MLA renews call for law against gay ‘conversion therapy’

Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra-Herbert (right) speaks as chair of the B.C. government’s rental housing task force, December 2018. (B.C. government) ‘If you are gay, you do not need to [...]

708, 2019

Long-Term Health Issues and Hep C

Hep C is not a disease that impacts our liver alone. The effects of hep C outside the liver are called extrahepatic manifestations. These often overlooked in discussions about hep C, [...]

708, 2019

In California, Condoms Are No Longer Evidence of Sex Work

A new law ends the criminalization of condom possession and offers sex workers other protections. California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law that helps ensure the health and safety of [...]

708, 2019

Breastfeeding best for HIV positive mothers, too – A WHO reminder for World Breastfeeding Week

As long as a pregnant women is taking their ART treatment, they can breastfeed without passing on the virus to their child. The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and [...]

708, 2019

Indeterminate Range in HIV Screening Reduces Unneeded HIV Treatment in Infants

Implementing an indeterminate range would support more accurate nucleic acid-based early infant diagnosis of HIV and likely reduce the number of infants put on lifelong treatment unnecessarily. Implementing an indeterminate [...]