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604, 2018

Vancouver Pride Society announces cancellation of annual Davie Street Party

The Vancouver Pride Society has announced it’s cancelling the annual Davie Street Party this year. Via release, the society says the decision was made due to financial constraints, adding they [...]

604, 2018

Anti-AIDS treatment helps health target

THE Andrews Government has welcomed the long-overdue listing of the life-changing HIV ­prevention drug pre-exposure prophylaxis – or PrEP – on the Pharmaceutical ­Benefits Scheme (PBS). The listing would significantly [...]

604, 2018

Loneliness and community are key to chemsex

The second European Chemsex Forum, recently held in Berlin, highlighted how the perspectives of activists and health professionals working on the issue have changed. When the first forum took place [...]

504, 2018

Age, Exposure to Antiretrovirals Affect Diabetes Risk in HIV

The strongest predictors of diabetes were hepatic steatosis and hypertension according to a cohort in 2015. Patients with HIV who are older and have a longer duration of exposure to [...]

504, 2018

Youth with Health Insurance Half as Likely to Have High HIV Transmission Risk

Single Site-based Study Suggests Access to No-cost HIV Treatment May Be Key to Curbing Epidemic Youth living with HIV who have health insurance may be half as likely to be [...]

504, 2018

Russian baby death under investigation after mother refuses HIV treatment

'The woman stubbornly kept saying that HIV is a myth' A Russian HIV-positive child's medication Tass/Alamy A mother who claimed the HIV virus was a "myth" when she refused treatment for her [...]

504, 2018

Grindr’s HIV data-sharing has betrayed the LGBTQ world

The gay dating app has responsibilities to the communities it serves. These do not include passing intimate information to third parties  ‘It may be a commercial app, but as an [...]

404, 2018

Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: study

Various medical marijuana products are distributed as an alternative to intravenous drugs at an overdose prevention site in Vancouver, B.C., on Aug. 28, 2017. Consuming cannabis every day could delay [...]

404, 2018

This STI and HIV testing program within Interior Health communities has been deemed a success

Online STI and HIV testing reduces barriers, reaches more people in Interior Health   A first of its kind online testing program has been successfully reaching those seeking testing for [...]

404, 2018

Grindr says it will stop sharing users’ HIV data with third-party firms amid backlash

Grindr, a dating app designed for gay, bi, trans and queer users, exposed users’ HIV status to two companies hired to optimize the app. (Allie Caren/The Washington Post) Grindr, a [...]