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2905, 2018

HPV vaccination not linked to risk of autoimmune disorders: Study

HPV vaccination not linked to risk of autoimmune disorders. File Photo Toronto - Taking the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV4) vaccination is not linked with increased risk of autoimmune disorders in [...]

2905, 2018

Year of the Queer: Strut Vancouver and Rainbow Refugee Society offer a lifeline to oppressed LGBT people

Imagine a walk-a-thon in stilettos. It sounds painful, but that's the point of the Foundation of Hope's annual Strut Vancouver fundraising stroll. According to the foundation's vice president, Chad Wilkinson, the [...]

2905, 2018

HIV lies dormant in brain, increasing risk of dementia, but how?

HIV becomes dormant in the body and can hide in brain cells. Joseph Lebowitz, Dr. Min Lin, and Dr. Habibeh Khoshboue, CC BY-SA Disclosure statement Doug Miller does not work for, consult, [...]

2905, 2018

Public perception is tough to overcome in battle against opioid addiction

Three years ago, Rhode Island expanded its treatment of inmates with drug abuse problems. They were given buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone and counseling up to a year. When released, they [...]

2505, 2018

PrEP: Protection against HIV in a pill?

HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus) weakens the human immune system and destroys the important cells that fight disease and infection. A person can get HIV when bodily fluids — including [...]

2505, 2018

What growing old looks like when you’re living with HIV

We need to be seen as 'whole people,' not just HIV patients, says survivor and advocate Ron Rosenes has been living with HIV for close to four decades. (Devin Heroux/CBC)   [...]

2505, 2018

Access to hepatitis C treatment increasing among people living with HIV.

Increasing numbers of people co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) are accessing treatment for HCV as antivirals become more effective – but challenges beyond increasing access, remain. A new [...]

2505, 2018

More representation from queer community needed in politics, says openly gay councillor

"Straight people just don't think about our needs" says Coun. Stevenson during final speech at 2018 IDAHOT Breakfast Coun. Stevenson and his partner of 34 years, Rev. Dr. Gary Paterson [...]

2305, 2018

Want to figure out the rules of sexual consent? Ask sex workers.

The #MeToo movement has pushed issues of consent to the foreground of our cultural zeitgeist. Confoundingly, though, some of the movement’s most vocal champions seem to be the worst at [...]

2305, 2018

Vancouver rental units designated to LGBTQ refugees

Queer and trans refugees could soon find some relief from Vancouver’s housing crisis thanks to a new partnership between Rainbow Refugee, the City of Vancouver and a non-profit housing society. [...]