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2808, 2018

An Update to Antiretroviral Therapies for Pediatric Patients Living With HIV

The burden of pediatric HIV infection in the United States has decreased in the recent years. The number of patients 19 years and younger at their HIV diagnosis declined from [...]

2708, 2018

Study shows young women’s HIV risk

      Researchers hope the findings can assist HIV prevention programmes reach vulnerable young women. The conditions of a first sexual encounter, such as a woman’s age, the man’s age, use [...]

2408, 2018

Wide Range of Factors Contribute to STI, HIV Risk for Women Using Heroin

A wide range of factors including sociodemographic factors and male-female power dynamics contribute to sexual risks related to sexually transmitted infections in women using heroin. For women using heroin and [...]

2408, 2018

What does ‘undetectable’ really mean?

Things you need to know about the HIV breakthrough Credit: Niko Bell/Xtra     In recent years, the word undetectable has become omnipresent in most conversations about HIV. From laboratories and medical conferences [...]

2408, 2018

Vancouver Native Health Society loses funding for drop-in program

VANCOUVER—Funding for a long-standing support program for Indigenous people in Vancouver living with HIV will be changing hands, and some advocates fear that vulnerable people will fall through the cracks. [...]

2408, 2018

The Nature of Stigma-Pain Relation in People Living With HIV

As hypothesized, HIV stigma was associated with pain severity, pain interference, and psychological inflexibility in pain. Anxiety sensitivity may explain the association between stigma and pain among people living with [...]

2408, 2018

Vancouver man charged with ignoring medical health officer’s orders for HIV treatment

Charges under B.C.'s Public Health Act are the first in the history of region's medical health office A Vancouver man has been charged under B.C.'s Public Health Act with contravening [...]

2308, 2018

Canadian Blood Services Urgently Needs Donors, But Still Won’t Accept Gay Men

Critics argue the year-long deferral policy is arbitrary. RYAN REMIORZ / THE CANADIAN PRESS A bag of blood at a Montreal clinic. Canadian Blood Services say blood supplies run dangerously [...]

2308, 2018

Ending HIV stigma can lead to improved prevention, management

Dulcinea Lopez Ramirez Stigma and discrimination are among the foremost barriers to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. Specifically, research has shown that stigma and discrimination undermine HIV prevention efforts [...]

2308, 2018

Editorial: Drug addiction can lead to sexual diseases

Many in the North Country can remember a time when opiates didn’t pose one of this region’s most debilitating problems. There was a time, believe it or not, when the [...]