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2806, 2018

For HIV-positive community, CDC ruling means a new step in regaining lives

This undated photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a scanning electron micrograph of multiple round bumps of the HIV-1 virus on a cell surface. The [...]

2806, 2018

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: What Is It, and Why Aren’t Women Using It?Stigma is a main barrier to using PrEP among women attending Connecticut Planned Parenthood locations

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medication used for HIV prevention, and should be used by people who are routinely in danger of acquiring HIV (for example, those who have [...]

2706, 2018

Phobia about HIV still exists over 30 years after 1st AIDS case in Canada, activists say

'People are still really terrified of people with HIV,' activist Tim McCaskell says Participants in the Pride parade in 1992 hold signs protesting government inaction over HIV/AIDS. As the AIDS [...]

2706, 2018

Kelowna participates in First National HIV Testing Day in Canada

Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society (KFS), Living Positive Resource Centre (LPRC) and Outreach Urban Health (OUH) will join more than 40 community based HIV/AIDS organizations across Canada to deliver the country’s first [...]

2706, 2018

How Canada ‘dropped the ball’ on drug-resistant infections

Wendy Gould holds a photograph of her late husband George Gould at her home, in Aldergrove, B.C., on Friday May 25, 2018. Wendy and George Gould were supposed to grow [...]

2706, 2018

Phobia about HIV still exists over 30 years after 1st AIDS case in Canada, activists say

'People are still really terrified of people with HIV,' activist Tim McCaskell says Participants in the Pride parade in 1992 hold signs protesting government inaction over HIV/AIDS. As the AIDS [...]

2606, 2018

Portland Hotel Society manager Coco Culbertson wants a seat on council to prevent overdose deaths

Just about every candidate in Vancouver's already crowded race for city council is focusing on one topic: housing. But one aspiring politician who just entered the ring this week says [...]

2606, 2018

B.C. Transplant may accept hepatitis C positive donors now that there’s a curative drug treatment for recipients who contract it

Dr. David Landsberg, a kidney transplant specialist and Provincial Medical Director of Transplant Services, says experts are studying whether to use the organs from hepatitis C positive donors now that [...]

2606, 2018

HIV/AIDS Not A Death Sentence

Dr Patrick Bampoe, the Northern Regional HIV/AIDS Coordinator has described HIV/AIDS as a chronic disease but not a death sentence, if managed well. 'HIV prevalence was still high despite the [...]

2606, 2018

‘There was a lot of panic’ – behind the first movies to tackle the Aids crisis

Before Philadelphia won two Oscars, a set of smaller films dealt with the pandemic and those involved talk about the battles they faced getting their stories on screen  From left [...]