Category: CBR Musings

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 »

Consensus is emerging among members of the BC health research community around the actions and research gaps that could be addressed by a provincial health research strategy. This finding is among the conclusions drawn from a new report summarizing responses to a recent online survey seeking feedback on the strategy’s development. The report indicates broad… Read more »

July Review of What’s Hot in Hepatitis Research

Welcome to PAN’s July review of What’s HOT in Research! In honour of World Hepatitis Day on July 28, this posting will focus on hepatitis C research. Hepatitis is often known as the “silent killer” so on this World Hepatitis Day the call is to “Know it, confront it!” First, let’s start with the epidemiological… Read more »

outREACH News July 2013

outREACH News CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS News July 2013 Recent News + Updates: Call for submissions: BC Gay Men’s Health Summit 2013  Save the Date! 2014 Canadian Mobilization Forum, June 9-10, 2014, Saskatoon, SK Applications Now Open: REACH Policy Symposium, October 4-5, 2013, Ottawa, ON Nouvelles ressources pour la recherche communautaire! / New resources… Read more »

CHIWOS official website launch

The Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS) has launched their official website at! Visit the website and find out more about the study, view a short video on the project, and access news about the project, papers and presentations, and learn more about their team. Women who are HIV-positive have… Read more »

First Report on Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Prevention to Bring Science Together with the Wisdom of Communities June 19, 2013 – To make an impact on new HIV infections globally, antiretroviral (ARV)-based HIV prevention strategies need to be closely tailored to local contexts and cultures, according to a new report released today by RAND Europe… Read more »