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2711, 2018

Only 50% of people with HIV seek treatment and here’s why, says AIDS council

AFP pic KUALA LUMPUR: Approximately 100,000 Malaysians are affected by HIV/AIDS but almost half of them fail to seek treatment due to shame and fear of social stigma despite government [...]

2711, 2018

Transgender women with HIV struggle to get competent healthcare in South Florida

Arianna Lint, left, is the executive director of a namesake organization that aids transgender people. She and Sophia Kass, an advocate with the Transgender Law Center, were part of a [...]

2711, 2018

Doctors should be recommending HIV preventive pills, experts say

Experts believe doctors should take extra steps to help patients avoid HIV, according to a new report. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently drafted a new set of recommendations that [...]

2711, 2018

New Research Suggests Optimism for HIV/AIDS

A new model shows a possible end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in parts of Africa. How can models help lead to eradication — and what are the limits? FOR A [...]

2611, 2018

Aspirin could reduce HIV infections in women

With nearly two million new infections and one million associated deaths each year, the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) pandemic is alive and well. Thirty-seven million people are now living with [...]

2611, 2018

Thousands of Canadians are living with HIV, and they don’t even know it

More testing, and better access to it, are keys to fighting Canada’s hidden HIV epidemic More than 9,000 Canadians are estimated to be living with undiagnosed HIV, and this is [...]

2611, 2018

For 30 years ARCH has offered HIV/AIDS services in Guelph – yet the stigma remains

The stigma is real. The stigma is quite real in Guelph, say activists Stock image ********************** In 1986 a group of community activists and leaders came together to recognize the [...]

2611, 2018

Province funding homes specifically for Indigenous British Columbians for the first time

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck The B.C. government is planning on building more than 1,100 affordable homes for Indigenous peoples in 26 communities across the province. Housing Minister Selina Robinson unveiled [...]

2311, 2018

Philanthropy has a role to play in combatting Canada’s opioid crisis

Downtown Eastside residents have saved many lives by intervening to help their neighbours who've overdosed.TRAVIS LUPICK   The obituary for Dan Sealey was heartbreaking. Described as a “brilliant, hilarious, happy [...]

2311, 2018

‘We’ve made huge strides’: AIDS Vancouver celebrates its 35th anniversary

'People are not literally dying around us as they were in early years,' says executive director AIDS Vancouver Ececutive Director Dr. Brian Chittock (right), pictured here with former mayor Gregor [...]