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202, 2018

Fentanyl increasingly found in drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: study

Fentanyl pills are shown in an undated police handout photo. (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams VANCOUVER - A new study shows illicit opioid users in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside are increasingly [...]

202, 2018

Olympic Village stocked with 110,000 condoms

On February 1, the Olympic villages in Pyeongchang welcome the nearly 3,000 athletes traveling from 90 National Olympic Committees. Story highlights Organizers will hand out 110,000 condoms to athletes during [...]

102, 2018

Chinese Province Builds Quick HIV Testing Stations

Southwest China's Yunnan Province has built stations for quick HIV testing across its rural area, the latest effort to control HIV/AIDS, provincial health authorities said. More than 2,700 stations have [...]

102, 2018

Kelowna man who lost two sons to suicide speaks out about mental health

Tom Budd is best known in the Okanagan for his generous donations to numerous charities. But in the last three years, both the former investment banker’s young sons took their [...]

102, 2018

Why is treatment adherence difficult for young people?

“When I found out I was HIV positive, I felt lonely and angry,” said Ntsiki, 22, from Swaziland. “I just needed someone to help me, to give me advice and [...]

102, 2018

‘In all of us command’: Canada’s anthem to be gender neutral after Senate vote on bill

A giant Canadian flag moves across the crowd above the Calgary Flames bench during the national anthem ahead of a playoff game on April 19, 2017. JIM WELLS / POSTMEDIA NETWORK / FILES [...]

3101, 2018

Progress toward an HIV cure in annual special issue of AIDS Research & Human Retroviruses

IMAGE: AIDS RESEARCH AND HUMAN RETROVIRUSES PRESENTS PAPERS, REVIEWS, AND CASE STUDIES DOCUMENTING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND RESEARCH ADVANCES IN THE MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF HIV AND SIV AND INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO... view more  [...]

3101, 2018

B.C.’s public health officer’s career included policies on HIV, opioids crisis

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s first provincial health officer is resigning after nearly 20 years on a job he calls “incredibly rewarding.” Dr. Perry Kendall, who declared a public health emergency [...]

3101, 2018

Canada’s fix to the opioid crisis: Vending machines that distribute prescription opioids to addicts

A memorial for overdose victims was erected in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighborhood in the spring of 2017. The Canadian city recorded 335 fatal overdoses that year, an all-time high in [...]

3101, 2018

Why HIV isn’t only a gay man’s issue

  Featured image: “The Gay Agenda” | Jai Bhahatia Throughout history, LGBTQ+ individuals have encountered discrimination in various forms, and have been labelled and judged based on stereotypes. However, one matter [...]