Category: CBR Musings

Last month we celebrated exciting news on Nov. 3, 2020 when Health Canada gave final approval for Canada’s first HIV self-test, bioLytical’s blood-based INSTI HIV Self Test. This recent approval is a critical milestone in addressing the HIV epidemic in Canada. Advocates expect that HIV self-testing will increase access to testing by giving Canadians more… Read more »

The AHA Centre at Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), is pleased to share a “soft launch” of  Volume 11 of the Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR). Volume 11’s theme is “Navigating Allyship: What does it mean to work together in service to the community?” and represents a partnership between the AHA Centre and the… Read more »

Testing technologies for different sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) have been changing rapidly as new testing interventions are constantly being developed and introduced for wider use. Over the summer of 2020, PAN reached out to 17 of our members and allied stakeholders to talk with them about the changing testing landscape and how it might impact their work, including the HIV self-testing (HIVST)… Read more »

Job Posting: Research Coordinator, Making it Work Study

Status: Number of hours/week is flexible and will be decided on with the right candidate, at a minimum the position would be 0.5 FTE but would consider additional FTEs depending on the candidate Time Period: Position is available immediately – for one year, with possibility of extension, FTE for a new employment agreement would be… Read more »

The Digital Sexual Health Initiative (DiSHI) describes themselves as “a group of researchers, program leaders, and policy-makers that have been working together since 2009 on studies about the individual, system and population impact of online and other digital public health interventions[.]” (DiSHI, 2020). DiSHI has shared a new resource – a report sharing preliminary results… Read more »

HIV Self-Testing Approved in Canada!

Exciting news! Health Canada has provided final approval of Canada’s first HIV self-test on November 3, 2020. You can read key messages related to this announcement from REACH Nexus here.   This announcement marks a critical step to ending the HIV epidemic in Canada. HIV self-testing is expected to provide greater access to testing as Canadians will now be able to self-administer the HIV test on their own and where they feel most comfortable. This is… Read more »

A new resource from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), developed by Harlan Pruden (who is nēhiyo/First Nations Cree and works as an Educator with the Chee Mamuk Program at BCCDC) and Travis Salway (who is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University), provides an introduction to Two-Spirit. This resource is… Read more »

  The People with Lived Experiences’ Strengths in the Face of Stigma project (linked to the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index project) is looking for two community members from British Columbia to join the research team as Peer Research Associates. Are you someone with lived and living experience of HIV? Are you passionate… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Training and Leadership

The Year in Review   PAN’s Training and Leadership department offers in-person training events, virtual knowledge sharing and capacity building events; and a wealth of continuously updated resources via our website.  As in years past, we have presented a range of in-person events. However, with the emergence of COVID-19, we had to reshape the events… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Community-Based Research

The Year in Review This year has been a busy one for the Community-Based Research (CBR) Department at PAN! We currently support three signature CBR projects – the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index, Making it Work, and Positive Living, Positive Homes. We also support capacity-building relating to CBR with our members and allies… Read more »