Category: Community-Based Research News

Community-Based Research Centre News Winter Edition

9th BC Gay Men’s Health Summit The 9th BC Gay Men’s Health Summit was held on November 7 & 8, 2013 at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre and focused on Life Course and Gay Men’s Health.  This year had an attendance of over 150 individuals, with many praising it as the “best Summit yet!” Highlights… Read more »

Community Scholarships to 2014 CAHR Conference

The Community Scholarship Application for the 23rd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2014) – taking place May 1-4, 2014 in St. John’s, Newfoundland – is now available online at The application deadline is Monday, February 10, 2014. Information on the CAHR Community Scholarship Are you a person living with or affected by… Read more »

Dr. Catherine Worthington is a faculty member in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria Faculty of Human and Social Development. She is a strong partner with PAN’s Community-Based Research Program acting as an co-lead, with Jennifer Evin Jones, for the BC Core Team of the CIHR CBR Collaborative… Read more »

Originally posted on:     by Mark Gilbert   There are only a few internet-based testing programs that have been designed with gay and bisexual men in mind.  While we know that gay and bisexual men do use these services, we don’t really know what impact these services have at a population level.  We… Read more »

BCCfE Launches Engage Study

The new study from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS: the Engage Study has launched This study is for those who are new to HIV treatment and aims to investigate the characteristics of people who are initiating HAART in BC at a time when there is expanded testing and treatment throughout the province and… Read more »

Spread the word about the CHAPS project!

Are you buying or selling sex in Vancouver? Do you know someone who is? Spread the word about the CHAPS project! CHAPS (Community Health and HIV Assessment of Men who Purchase and Sell Sex) is a study of men’s experiences with sexual health, HIV vulnerabilities and access to care as both buyers (clients) and sellers… Read more »

Nov 21, 2013 by Taylor Perry, GPS Research Coordinator, Positive Living BC   As my predecessor Sarah Chown first discussed back in April, the Gay Poz Sex: Finding Your Own Way (GPS) program at Positive Living BC is currently recruiting participants for its first randomized-controlled trial which will test the efficacy of the program. Our… Read more »

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 »