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305, 2018

Why living with HIV doesn’t mean women can’t have fulfilling sex lives

Most of the science around HIV and AIDS focuses on risk and prevention. But one researcher is looking in a whole new direction: women’s sexual pleasure. Allison Carter is calling [...]

305, 2018

Pilot program connects Vancouver immigrant communities with hepatitis C treatment

New program challenges hepatitis C stigma Now that drugs to treat the virus are free in B.C., organizers want to convince people to get tested. On the second floor of [...]

305, 2018

B.C. joins Alberta, Ontario, Quebec in banning payment for blood and plasma

VANCOUVER – Payment for blood and plasma would be prohibited in British Columbia under legislation introduced Thursday. There are no clinics in B.C. that pay people for blood or plasma [...]

205, 2018

Saskatchewan HIV and AIDS Numbers 2 Times the National Average

Over 450 nurses from across the province gathered at Mosaic Place for the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses annual general meeting  The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses met on Wednesday and Thursday [...]

205, 2018

Can a wider approach to HIV care benefit adolescents living with HIV?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reflect a broad, inclusive development agenda. Could a shift to this wider approach benefit adolescent HIV care and improve the survival of adolescents living with [...]

205, 2018

Sex charges stayed against HIV-positive B.C. man

Brian Carlisle faced 12 counts of aggravated sexual assault for not informing partners   At the time he was charged, RCMP said Brian Carlisle could have had unprotected sex while [...]

205, 2018

Ghada Dbouba, Avery Shannon, and Sarah Chown: B.C. youths deserve the facts on sex education

by Ghada Dbouba, Avery Shannon, and Sarah Chown   This week, adults wrapped up in protesting the Sexual Orientation Gender Identity (SOGI 123) policy held rallies in Vancouver, Victoria, and [...]

105, 2018

Risk of HIV/AIDS Among Transgender Individuals Remains High, as Testing Rates Are Still Low: Public Health Watch

Upon taking office in March, new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield, MD, set an ambitious goal for the agency’s staff, and health care professionals [...]

105, 2018

BC health department to provide education/ free Hep C/HIV testing to local recovery group

Armed with grant monies received by the state of Indiana, Blackford County Health Department officials say they they will be going out into the community in an effort to tackle [...]

105, 2018

Richard Elliott: A chance to correct injustice — don’t squander it

  Federal Justice Minister and Vancouver Granville MP Jody Wilson-Raybould. PATRICK DOYLE / CANADIAN PRESS FILES You didn’t transmit HIV. You had no intent to transmit. And indeed you didn’t do anything with [...]