Category: CBR Musings

5 Questions with CBR Practicum Student Joanna Mendell

Joanna is a former practicum student at PAN. Joanna Mendell is a student at the University of Victoria currently working on her Master’s degree in Public Health and she’s conducting her practicum placement at PAN until April. Although public health has been an interest of hers for many years, up until last year Joanna was… Read more »

Employing HIV peer research associates: Are we providing enough support? – A Cafe Scientifique organized by Positive Living BC Employing people living with HIV as peer research associates is gaining popularity today as community-based organizations and researchers attempt to integrate the greater involvement of people living with HIV more meaningfully into new research projects. By openly… Read more »

Christina is a former staff member of PAN. Christina Bielek is the new Positive Living, Positive Homes Project Coordinator at the Pacific AIDS Network. Prior to taking this position, Christina worked in research and teaching in the areas of sociology, community development, poverty alleviation, gender equity and food security in Canada and Latin America. We asked… Read more »

HIV and Aging Survey for Community-Based Organizations

HAS YOUR ORGANIZATION COMPLETED THE “HIV & AGING” SURVEY? Your organization is invited to take part in a national SURVEY about programming and services for people over age 50 living with HIV/AIDS in Canada.  View the recruitment flyer here. Surveying clinics, community health centres, community-based and AIDS Service Organizations across Canada, will provide useful information… Read more »

CATIE News – NAAT testing combined with social marketing campaigns improve detection of acute HIV infection among MSM in Vancouver People who have recently become infected with HIV are at increased risk of transmitting HIV to others and may account for up to half of new HIV infections in some populations. Several factors contribute to… Read more »

B.C.’s cascade of HIV care demonstrates increase in viral suppression A new study shows British Columbia has been increasingly successful at identifying and engaging HIV-positive individuals into treatment following the introduction of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in 1996, however more remains to be done to maximize and sustain the individual and public health benefits… Read more »

OHTN Rapid Response #73: HIV Services in Rural Communities

What are the challenges and barriers to providing HIV/AIDS services in rural and remote AIDS service organizations in Canada?What are some of the best practices for serving rural and remote populations? The Ontario HIV Treatment Network has conducted a review of the scientific and grey literature on this topic, which is summarized in this rapid… Read more »

Call For Submissions: Gay Men’s Health Summit 2013

Health & Gay Men’s Life Course BC Gay Men’s Health Summit 2013 Call for Submissions: Presentations, Workshops, Videos, Panels Thursday & Friday November 7- 8, 2013 Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre 555 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC According to life course theory, the process of adult development is inseparable from the historical time and place… Read more »

Positive Living Positive Homes is an innovative community-based research project in British Columbia, born out of the HIV community’s identification of housing as a critical health determinant for people living with, or at risk of, HIV and AIDS. The Pacific AIDS Network and the Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) team are seeking a Project Coordinator… Read more »