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ACT launches education campaign for HIV positive youth
June 19, 2013 - New book tackles issues of safe sex, disclosure
This is an opportunity for you, as a HIV+ man, to teach a class to other HIV+ men on a subject of your choice. No prior teaching experience is necessary, just be passionate and knowledgeable about your
subject! Classes at + Men’s University will range in size from 5 to 25 students, and are 45 minutes long.
Positive Men's University: Call for proposals
Positive Living Society of BC is presenting, through the Support Department, a series of short peer-lead workshops to take place at the M.A.C. AIDS Fund Men’s University (+ Men’s University) on October 25-27, 2013.
This is an opportunity for you, as a HIV+ man, to teach a class to other HIV+ men on a subject of your choice. No prior teaching experience is necessary, just be passionate and knowledgeable about your subject! Classes at + Men’s University will range in size from 5 to 25 students, and are 45 minutes long.
Aids conference to promote Fc2 use
June 19, 2013 - Durban - The female condom, known as the Fc2, will be among the many awareness issues that will be discussed at the 6th South African Aids Conference in Durban this week.
Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men
June 19, 2013 - Durban - Fact Sheet
Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States. Read more about prevention challenges for MSM and what CDC is doing to address them in HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men.
Harper should embrace safe-injection sites: They’re the law-and-order option
June 19, 2013 - As an internal medicine physician who works in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and as a researcher who was responsible for the evaluation of Vancouver’s Insite supervised injecting facility, I have been confused
by how entrenched the federal government’s opposition to safe-injection programs has become in recent days – despite the clear support of the Canadian Public Health Association and the Canadian Medical Association
Drugs policymakers of the 1980s knew the score
June 18, 2013 - This is not the time to undermine harm reduction strategies such as the needle exchange programme, bravely, and surprisingly, initiated by Thatcher and her Tory government
Study: Homosexual Community at Increased Risk for HIV
June 18, 2013 - One of the challenges of fighting HIV around the world is the difficulty of reaching those at risk. A new study from South Africa indicates that the homosexual community is at
increased risk for HIV, and that widespread homophobia may keep these men from receiving the information and care that they need.
US Marks 10th Anniversary of Emergency AIDS Funding
June 18, 2013 - STATE DEPARTMENT - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has announced new anti-AIDS funding to mark the 10th anniversary of the primary U.S. program to combat the disease.
New Analysis of World’s Premier AIDS Conference Finds Poor Coverage of Populations Most-at-Risk for HIV
June 18, 2013 - Hundreds of Organizations Worldwide Call on Conference Organizers to Increase Meaningful Coverage of Gay Men, Transgender People, People Who Inject Drugs, and Sex Workers
A new report produced by a coalition of global advocacy organizations shows that the International AIDS Conference (IAC) program continues to lack meaningful coverage of populations most-at-risk for HIV, including
men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, people who inject drugs (PWID), and sex workers. Over 220 organizations from more than 70 countries around the world have called on the organizers of the IAC to take concrete measures
to increase coverage of HIV-related issues concerning the health and human rights of these populations worldwide.
‘I don’t want to be only person cured of HIV’
June 17, 2013 - Timothy Ray Brown, a native of Seattle who was the first person cured of the AIDS virus, is joining with scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to help extend the cure to others.
12 HIV-Positive Tattoos You Must See
June 17, 2013 - Nothing fires up a conversation like asking a group of HIV-positive people how they feel about poz tattoos. Bottom line, you either love 'em or hate 'em. Aaron Lamout, who is currently planning for his own tattoo, argues that "willingly branding yourself,
I feel, takes away any power others have of causing harm. You wear your status proudly for all the world to see. It might, in it's own small way, help spread awareness. Once seen it cannot be unseen. By putting it in the public eye it forces people to talk about it."
HIV continues to rise
June 17, 2013 - “This is the highest number of new HIV diagnoses ever recorded for MSM in Ireland,” she said. “We have seen a 180 per cent increase in HIV diagnoses
among MSM over the past 10 years (from 76 in 2003 to 166 in 2012), and significantly, more than one third (36 per cent) of MSM newly diagnosed in 2012 were aged younger than 30 years.”
HIV rate among young rising: DOH
June 17 - TAIPEI, Taiwan - The Department of Health (DOH) yesterday said that the number of HIV-positive people aged 15 to 24 has risen over the past three years, largely as the result of unsafe sexual behavior and drug use.
Many Young Americans Unaware They're Infected With HIV
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) - Study found age was key to whether patients knew HIV status and were getting treatment
The younger you are, the less likely you are to realize you are infected with HIV or receive treatment for it, a new study finds.
U.S. Spends $228K to Find Out Why Gay Kenyans Avoid Free HIV Treatment
une 17, 2013) - (CNSNews.com) - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has authorized a three-year study to find out why some HIV-positive homosexual men in Kenya do not seek the free treatment that American taxpayers already are funding.
New Clinical Strategy Towards a Potential “Functional Cure” for HIV Announced at Today’s Capital Markets Day
(Oslo, Norway, 14 June 2013) - Bionor Pharma Plans for a First-Mover Clinical Study Combining its Therapeutic HIV Vaccine Vacc-4x with an HDAC Inhibitor
Bionor Pharma ASA (OSE: BIONOR) meets today with investors and analysts at its Capital Markets Day to present the Company’s new clinical strategy in its pursuit of a Functional Cure for HIV.
As one of the key elements of the new strategy, Bionor Pharma plans to initiate a study combining its therapeutic T-cell vaccine Vacc-4x with an HDAC inhibitor (HDACi).
Encouraging HIV Testing with Video
June 14, 2013 - Our newest video, “Facing AIDS for National HIV Testing Day,” is a short, shareable video that anyone can use to jump-start a
conversation with a loved one, to educate colleagues, to show at a local HIV awareness event, or share on social media. With the approach of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27,
we hope you will be able to use this video in your local NHTD events.
From one to many: The cure agenda for HIV/AIDS at Fred Hutch
June 13, 2013 - This is part of the story of Timothy Ray Brown, a Seattle native who will be back in his hometown to participate in a Fred Hutch community event on June 19.
It’s also part of our own story at Fred Hutch, the story of an unbroken chain of breakthrough discoveries that connect bone marrow transplantation to HIV research.
'Communities' include people with addictions
JUNE 13, 2013 - The government continues to oppose effective harm reduction with its 'Respect for Communities Act' writes Mark W. Tyndall.
Meanwhile, lives are being detroyed.
Instead of embracing a proven intervention to help deal with the enormous public health crisis of addiction and HIV infection in Canadian cities, the federal government was undeterred in its
crusade to stamp out harm reduction initiatives; with supervised injection sites at the top of their hit list.
Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS Team With Health Departments and Local AIDS Service Organizations to Provide Free HIV Testing in Support of National HIV Testing Day
June 13, 2013 - HIV Testing Events Being Held at 175 Walgreens Locations in 54 Cities June 27-29
Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG), and Greater Than AIDS, a coalition of public and private sector partners united in response to
the domestic AIDS epidemic, are teaming with health departments and local AIDS organizations across the country to provide FREE HIV testing in support of National HIV Testing Day, June 27.
Testing locations include nearly 175 Walgreens stores in 54 cities across 22 states.
10 Amazing HIV-Positive Gay Men
June 12 2013 - From Freddy Mercury to Vito Russo, there have been thousands of amazing gay and bisexual men who have lived with HIV. In honor of LGBT pride month, we're celebrating 10 of our
favorite gay men who are reinventing what it means to be HIV-positive in 2013 simply by being themselves.
Spencer Cox Center for Health Opens In New York
June 12 2013 - Prominent AIDS activist Spencer Cox was honored posthumously by St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York.
The hospitals' multi-site Center for Comprehensive Care, the largest provider of HIV/AIDS care in New York, formally changed its name to The
Spencer Cox Center For Health in honor of the late activist on June 11. On hand at an official dedication ceremony were Spencer's brother Nick Cox and mother Beverly Cox.
UNAIDS welcomes new findings that provide an additional tool for HIV prevention for people who inject drugs
GENEVA, 12 June 2013 - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomes new findings announced today that an antiretroviral medicine, taken daily as a prophylaxis, can reduce the risk of HIV infection by 49% for HIV-negative men and women who inject drugs.
Vancouver’s Insite operator questions new federal legislation
June 12, 2013 - Feds set out long list of criteria for prospective supervised injection sites
Vancouver Coastal Health posted a statement on its website that questions the federal government’s introduction last week of legislation to “raise the bar” for applications to renew or open injection sites.
Study finds first evidence that PrEP can reduce HIV risk among people who inject drugs
Published on Jun 12, 2013 - A daily dose of a medication used to treat HIV infection reduced the risk of HIV acquisition among people who inject drugs by 49 percent. Those who took the medication
most consistently had even higher levels of protection, according to a new study announced today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – in collaboration with the Bangkok
Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MOPH).
In Haiti: "Always there for" HIV-positive children and young adults
Published on Jun 12, 2013 - UNICEF correspondent Thomas Nybo reports on how head of an adolescent clinic in Port-au-Prince Dr. Rachel Bertrand is on a mission to improve the care of HIV-positive children and young adults in Haiti.
The 30 30 Campaign:
30 years of the HIV movement in Vancouver
June 2013 - Vancouver - AIDS VANCOUVER TURNS 30,
RSVP for the 30th Anniversary Celebration
Wrapping up The 30 30 Campaign in style, the legendary Commodore Ballroom is rolling out the red carpet and playing host for an evening of remembrance and celebration July 30th, 2013. Musical talent, live painting and dynanmic hosts will fill the stage as guests dine on canapés and small plates. The evening will feature the inaugural Red Ribbon Awards, honoring some of AIDS Vancouver’s remarkable champions, as well as the premiere of the final video of The 30 30 Campaign series.
HIV/AIDS in Yemen: Fighting discrimination
12 June 2013 - “Fighting discrimination is a major challenge,” says Dr Abdul Fattah. “At first, people with HIV were being refused admission to hospital. After a lot of pressure and training of medical staff, the situation has improved a bit. Yet there are still many doctors, respected doctors, who panic at the mere mention of HIV.”
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Exploring the risks of liver cancer after successful treatment for hepatitis C virus
Jun 11, 2013 - HCV infects the liver. Initially there may be no symptoms or mild symptoms of infection similar to the flu. As a result, many people
may not be aware that they have HCV. Once HCV infection becomes established in the liver, it slowly degrades the functioning of this vital organ.
UN AIDS envoy criticises Russian prosecution of addicts
11 JUNE 2013 - AFP - The UN envoy for AIDS in Eastern Europe on Tuesday denounced the region, and Russia in particular, for its increasingly harsh criminal prosecution of drug addicts, at a conference to curb the spread of HIV.
BCCLA responds to the release of new regulations for medical marijuana
June 11, 2013 - Vancouver - Micheal Vonn, Policy Director, stated: “These new regulations are bound for a constitutional
challenge, as the government has failed, yet again, to properly provide for the rights of patients. The heart of the new regulations is to license a medical
marijuana industry and prevent patients from producing their own medical marijuana. But this plan does not include any mechanism for cost containment or
cost coverage and requires patients who have been producing their own medication for daily needs to find anywhere from $500 to $2,500 per month to
pay for their medication. Not a single person on a disability assistance income in this country could afford medication at this cost.
New Zealand’s model of sex work respects rights
Jun 11 2013 - The Supreme Court of Canada’s looming consideration of the constitutionality of laws governing prostitution has led to vigorous debate about the merits of the “Swedish model” of sex
work as a means to address the harms sex workers currently face.
Nation’s Largest Health Insurer Sued for Discriminating Against HIV/AIDS Patients
June 11, 2013 - Santa Monica, CA - CONSUMER WATCHDOG MEDIA ADVISORY
Recent Settlement in Similar Lawsuit Allows Anthem Blue Cross Patients To “Opt-Out” of Mandatory Mail-Order Rx Drug Program
In a potentially devastating move for the health and privacy of HIV/AIDS patients, United Healthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, is illegally
forcing its sickest and most vulnerable members to abandon their local pharmacies in favor of United’s own in-house mail-order service, according to a new statewide class action lawsuit brought by Consumer Watchdog.
Cost-effective: HIV tests for all in India
June 10, 2013 - PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - A new study using a sophisticated statistical tool, has determined that providing universal
HIV testing for India’s billion-plus population every five years would prove to be a cost-effective approach to managing the epidemic, even with more intensive testing for high-risk groups.
Results appear in the journal PLoS One.
In India most people who are HIV positive don’t know it, yet testing and treatment are relatively cheap and available.
It would therefore meet international standards of cost-effectiveness — and save millions of lives for decades — to test every person in
the billion-plus population every five years according to a new study published in the journal PLoS One.
Widespread Ignorance of Medication That Prevents HIV
Jun 10, 2013 - In a study conducted to ascertain knowledge, acceptability, and willingness to use prophylaxis in sexually active at-risk people, only 10% said they had ever heard of it.
Ban calls on Member States to press ahead with efforts to realize AIDS-free world
10 June 2013 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Member States to press ahead with efforts to realize the vision of a world free of AIDS, as the United Nations General
Assembly met to consider progress in the global struggle against the epidemic.
Calls to decriminalize drugs dominate Elton John’s HIV conference
June 9, 2013 - Former Polish president Aleksander Kwasniewski on Sunday called for drug decriminalisation at the opening of a global conference to curb the spread of HIV, with backing from the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Lunch & Learn:
Initial findings from the CIHR Team Study of Acute HIV Infection in Gay Men
Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2013 - 12:00pm
Location: Training Room, Positive Living BC
The purpose of this talk is to have a discussion regarding the initial findings from surveys and interviews with gay men
in Vancouver newly diagnosed with acute or recent HIV infection. These findings are from a five-year study coordinated by the BC Centre for
Disease Control, where Positive Living has been a key community partner. The presenters would like to discuss the findings and plans for analysis in the final year of the study.
AIDS: The Story of the Snowy Owl
The Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation - "On October 29th, 1993, a cold and windy day, family and friends were gathered around my brother Louis.
May Review of What’s Hot in HIV Research
Welcome to the Pacific AIDS Network's May review of What's HOT in HIV Research! It's been a very busy few months here at PAN since our über
exciting Knowledge to Action conference in February followed by the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) conference in Vancouver.
AIDS killed 1,100 Chinese in May, say authorities
June 9, 2013 - Infectious diseases killed 1,526 people in China in May. AIDS was responsible for 72 percent of the total, causing 1,098 deaths, authorities said Sunday.
3.4m HIV positive Nigerians
June 9, 2013 - The recent disclosure by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) that 3.4 million Nigerians are living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) has underscored the need to strengthen the fight against the pandemic.
Young gay Irish men warned over growing risk of HIV
June 9, 2013 - Young gay and bisexual men have been warned the risk of contracting HIV has grown significantly.
As new figures revealed a four-fold increase in new diagnoses among those aged between 25 and 34, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (Glen) said sexual health education and targeting HIV prevention measures were critical.
STI rates soar among over-50s
June 9, 2013 - Sexually active older Australians are contracting chlamydia and gonorrhoea in rapidly increasing numbers, as many shun condoms or feel too embarrassed to talk about safe sex, say experts
AIDS in New York: The First Five Years
June 07, 2013 - September 15, 2013
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
AIDS in New York: The First Five Years will explore the impact of the epidemic on personal lives, public health and medical practices, culture, and politics in New York City and the nation.
Duke to co-lead research network on resistant bacteria
June 8, 2013 - “The worry is that, a few years down the road, there are going to be a lot of drug resistant bacteria around and nothing to treat it with,” said Scott Evans, director of statistical and
data management for the new project and principal investigator at the Statistical and Data Management Center for the Neurologic AIDS Research Consortium at Harvard University.
Elected representatives should create awareness about HIV/AIDS
Jun 8, 2013 - ITANAGAR: Proposed legislation around drug use facilities based on ideology, not science, group says
Creating awareness about HIV and AIDS should be a part of the responsibilities of elected representatives, corporate entities and business houses in Arunchal Pradesh.
Make Aids history
June 7, 2013 - This month's G8 summit has a real chance to turn the tide. It must not give up on the job it started eight years ago
So let's talk about Aids – an issue I've been deeply involved with for the past 20 years.
Canada blocking efforts at the UN to address sexual violence against women
Ottawa/Geneva – June 7 2013 - Governments and civil society are calling into question the leadership of the Canadian government on the theme of Violence Against Women at the 23rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC).
n previous years, the Canadian government, which chairs the negotiations of the annual HRC resolution on violence against women, has played a leadership role in helping to create advances seeking to protect women from violence. Yet this year, a number of concerns have been raised regarding Canada’s
approach to the new resolution on the theme of ‘sexual violence’. The concerns in question are the very proposals that Canada itself is putting forward which are regressive and represent a serious attack on women’s rights and the health and wellbeing of survivors of sexual violence.
AIDS Calgary slams safe injection rules set out by Ottawa
June 7, 2013 - Proposed legislation around drug use facilities based on ideology, not science, group says
AIDS Calgary has come out against the federal government's new rules governing the approval process for safe injection sites.
Insite response unwise policy
June 7, 2013 - It's difficult to imagine a more cynical and dangerous response to a unanimous Supreme Court ruling that Ottawa has a constitutional duty to protect Canadians than the Harper government's Respect for Communities Act announced Thursday.
Female sex workers frequently offered larger fees by their clients in return for sex without a condom
07 June 2013 - Client demand for unprotected sex is contributing to the HIV epidemic among female sex workers, according to Canadian research published in the online edition of the Journal
of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Investigators in Vancouver found that approximately three-quarters of sex workers were offered more money by clients for sex without a condom and that 19% accepted this money. Transgender
women were more likely to accept extra money for unsafe sex, as were women who experienced client violence and users of methamphetamine.
Syphilis at 'epidemic' level
June 7, 2013 - Vancouver cases doubled from '11 to '12, highest rate in 30 years
New numbers released by Vancouver Coastal Health on Thursday show that Vancouver's syphilis cases doubled from 2011 to 2012, accounting for 80 per cent of B.C.'s 371 cases.
Vancouver's supervised injection site will survive new federal rules, supporter say
June 7, 2013 - Ottawa - But backers of the Insite facility said Thursday Ottawa's latest volley appears destined to succeed in preventing the opening of new centres elsewhere in B.C. and across Canada
Supporters of Canada's only supervised injection site said Thursday they're confident Vancouver's Insite facility will survive a new legislative and political campaign launched by the Harper government against drug "harm reduction" programs.
Job Posting – Prison Outreach Worker – Positive Living BC
June 2013 - Working in collaboration with the Prison Outreach Coordinator, and under the direction of the Director of Support Services,
the Prison Outreach Program Worker will perform a wide range of program duties including outreach in prisons, developing and delivering training within the prison system and providing support to recently released prisoners from within correctional facilities in British Columbia.
Job Posting: Peer Research Associate (2 Positions Available) Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
June 2013 -The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS have partnered with researchers from across Canada to do a three-year research study on the Dr. Peter Centre (DPC).
We are currently seeking two Peer Research Associates (PRAs) to administer this computer-based survey at the DPC.
Response to the AIDS Pandemic — A Global Health Model
June 6, 2013 - Just over three decades ago, a new outbreak of opportunistic infections and Kaposi's sarcoma was reported in a small number of homosexual men in California and New York.
This universally fatal disease, which was eventually called the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), was associated with a complete loss of CD4+ T cells. Within the first year of its description, the disease was also identified in patients with hemophilia,
users of injection drugs, blood-transfusion recipients, and infants born to affected mothers. Soon thereafter, a heterosexual epidemic of AIDS was reported in Central Africa, preferentially affecting women. Little did we know at the time that this small
number of cases would eventually mushroom into tens of millions of cases, becoming one of the greatest pandemics of modern times.
CMA 'deeply concerned' about tighter rules for safe injection sites
June 6, 2013 - The Canadian Medical Association says it’s “deeply concerned” about new legislation proposed by the Conservative government that aims to tighten rules around the establishment of safe injection sites.
CDC's HIV Testing Campaign - Reasons
Published on Jun 6, 2013 - In this 60 second video, Latino gay and bisexual men share their reasons for getting an HIV test. HIV testing is fast, free, and confidential.
Harper Government respects community concerns with new legislation for Supervised Drug Consumption Sites
June 6, 2013 - OTTAWA - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, accompanied by the Honourable Minister Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs
and Minister for La Francophonie, announced the Harper Government has introduced the Respect for Communities Act, which would require any potential applications for supervised drug consumption sites
in Canada to meet clear criteria before such applications can be considered.
Canadian Nurses Association concerned new safe injection site rules pose extra barriers
Ottawa, June 6, 2013 - The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is questioning new rules for establishing supervised injections sites, unveiled today by the federal
government. Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq tabled a bill in the House of Commons today that outlines criteria for obtaining permission to open a supervised drug injection site in Canada.
GOVERNMENT BILL WILL IMPEDE LIFE-SAVING HEALTH SERVICES, CAUSE MORE DEATH AND DISEASE
JUNE 6, 2013 - Flouting the Supreme Court of Canada, today the federal government has introduced in Parliament a bill that aims to make it even more difficult
for health authorities and community agencies to offer supervised drug consumption services, such as Vancouver's Insite, to Canadians who are among those most at risk of HIV infection and fatal overdose.
‘Put it on, put it on,’ urges D.C. condom commercial
June 5, 2013 - The ads are part of the health department’s ongoing “Rubber Revolution” campaign, urging more condom use in a city where HIV infection rates remain at epidemic levels.
Get rid of those outdated HIV laws
June 6, 2013 - VANCOUVER - A bipartisan bill introduced in the House calls for a review of state laws that criminalize behavior by people with HIV, including many laws that seem anachronistic or inappropriate given what has been learned
during the last three decades about the transmission and treatment of the virus that causes AIDS. The bill should be passed.
NIH Scientists Discover How HIV Kills Immune Cells
June 5, 2013 - Findings Have Implications for HIV Treatment
Untreated HIV infection destroys a person’s immune system by killing infection-fighting cells, but precisely when and how HIV wreaks this destruction has been a mystery
until now. New research by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, reveals how HIV triggers a signal telling an
infected immune cell to die. This finding has implications for preserving the immune systems of HIV-infected individuals.
AIDS — the modern day pandemic — turns 32
June 5, 2013 - On this day, June 5, in 1981, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta published a report of five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los
Angeles. All of the men were described as “homosexuals” — two had died.
Pet therapy heals through unconditional love
June 5, 2013 - VANCOUVER - A yellow Lab named Newton is providing unconditional love to people at the Dr. Peter Centre.
'Mom' of the Downtown Eastside was champion for social justice
June 5, 2013 - VANCOUVER - Women's advocate fought for the rights of sex-trade workers
Bonnie Fournier was known as Mom to many people living and working in the Downtown Eastside.
5th Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights
"TAKING STOCK, TAKING ACTION"
June 13 - 14, 2013
International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research
June 13-14th, 2013
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital. Toronto, Canada
The field of HIV and rehabilitation research is emerging, with Canada and the UK as leaders HIV rehabilitation research. Evidence suggests
that rehabilitation has the potential to improve health and quality of life outcomes for people living with HIV.
35th Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference
Fostering Sexual Health: Individuals and Communities
Thursday, June 6 & Friday, June 7, 2013
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
University of Guelph
Aids survivor warns of complacency over HIV
5 June 2013 - Steve Schalchlin was diagnosed with HIV in 1993.
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Supervised drug injection site rules coming tomorrow
Jun 5, 2013 - The federal government will table legislation Thursday that will clarify the rules around new supervised drug injection sites in Canada.
The rules come three years after a Supreme Court ruling that allowed a Vancouver supervised injection site to remain open.
Nigeria, world second largest carrier of HIV —NACA DG
June 5, 2013 - DIRECTOR-GENERAL of the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA), Professor John Idoko, has revealed that Nigeria carries the second largest burden of Human Immuno Virus (HIV) globally, adding that 3.4 million
Nigerians are now living with the disease.
Gonorrhea and HIV linked, U of T researchers find
June 4, 2013 - University of Toronto researchers have discovered a molecular link that explains why gonorrhea increases transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) between sexual partners.
Community Profile: Susan Jester, activist who founded AIDS Walk San Diego
June 4th, 2013 - SAN DIEGO - Some of San Diego's oldest LGBT community organizations and events have been in existence for decades,
so it has become far too easy for us to forget those who were there in the early days, serving as the pioneers of the organized community that is enjoyed today.
Doctors refuse to conduct autopsy of HIV positive victim
Jun 4, 2013 - JAIPUR: Discrimination against HIV positive patients, despite several efforts by the government and NGOs, is a harsh reality in our society.
HIV discovery 'will change your life forever'
June 4, 2013 - French scientist Francoise Barre-Sinoussi almost didn't get the chance to make one of the greatest medical discoveries of the 20th century.
CTAC Talks Ep. 3 (Canadian Association For HIV Research)
Published on Jun 3, 2013 - Paul Sutton: The future of HIV treatment options in Canada.
Take the Pledge: United to Fight HIV
Published on Jun 3, 2013 - We've seen great strides in the movement for full equality in the last 30 years, but the HIV epidemic has seemed to fall by the wayside.
UNAIDS to establish international scientific expert panel on HIV
GENEVA, 3 June 2013 - UNAIDS’ new panel will convene a series of scientific consultations to ensure that the best scientific evidence is used to inform the global response to HIV
“In the thirty years since HIV was identified, the progress made by science has been extraordinary and its benefits have been felt far beyond those directly affected by HIV,” said UNAIDS Executive Director,
Michel Sidibé. “To reach the end of the AIDS epidemic, we need to continue to embrace science and innovation and I am delighted that Professor Karim has agreed to take on the leadership of our new UNAIDS scientific panel.”
ORIGAMI CONDOMS Announces the First ORAL Sex Condom.
03 June 2013 - Actor Michael Douglas’s reveled today that he developed his throat cancer related to having oral sex in the past. The timing of his announcement occurs on the same day that ORIGAMI Condoms,
of Los Angeles, CA, announces its introduction of the Oral Condom (OC), the first condom ever designed and tested for oral sex protection. No condom has ever been proposed for oral sex use, one of the most widely experienced types of sexual behaviors among men and women.
The 'elastic band' circumcision device that could reduce HIV infection rate by 60%
3 June 2013 - A new method of carrying out male circumcision without the need for surgery has been approved by the World Health Organisation.
The PrePex circumcision device uses an elastic band to cut off the blood supply to the foreskin until it dies and falls off, or can be cut off painlessly.
Quebec hospital wants 1,000 patients to come in for HIV, hepatitis tests
Jun 3, 2013 - Colonoscopy, endoscopy equipment may not have been sterilized adequately
Quebec health authorities are asking 1,000 colonoscopy and endoscopy patients from a Lévis hospital to submit to HIV and hepatitis B and C screening
after finding out that equipment used in those procedures had not been adequately sterilized.
Nevirapine dose escalation for children may risk treatment failure
03 June 2013 - Full-dose nevirapine should be considered for HIV-positive children under two years of age in Africa, to simplify ART initiation and reduce the risk of suboptimal dosing,
researchers reporting on a pharmacokinetic sub-study from the CHAPAS-1 trial argue in the advance online edition of AIDS.
UK doctors and nurses that are injured while treating unconscious patients cannot test them for HIV due to lack of legal protection, while in most of Europe such testing is permitted
1-Jun-2013 - Doctors and nurses in the UK that are injured in the course of treating injured patients cannot currently test that patient for HIV without their consent. In emergency situations where
the patient is unconscious, such consent cannot be given, putting healthcare staff at risk of subsequent legal action if they test the unconscious patient. In a session taking place at Euroanaesthesia (the annual congress of the European
Society of Anaesthesiology [ESA]), senior UK anaesthetists will discuss the need for a change in the law to protect both patients and healthcare workers.
‘People Think It’s Over’
Spared Death, Aging People With H.I.V. Struggle to Live
June 1, 2013 - Steve Schalchlin would be the first to tell you he lives in a time of miracles, and about how hard that can be.
In 1995, as his body wasted away from AIDS, he took the limited time in front of him as a challenge: he would write songs, make amends, fill his remaining days with life.
And by the end, with his digestive system shut down, his figure skeletal, he was ready to die. Then he won a lottery for a new AIDS drug that had been rushed through
the approval process. Almost overnight his health began to return, and with it, another, more open-ended, challenge: life.
2013 HIV/AIDS/STDs and Human Sexuality Conference
June 12-14, 2013
Kansas City Airport Hilton
Kansas City, Missouri
2013 HIV/AIDS/STDs and Human Sexuality Conference will be held at the Kansas City Airport Hilton, 8801 NW 112 Street, Kansas City, MO 64153.
Changing How We Deal With Depression and HIV
Thursday, June 27th, 6-8pm Chateau Granville
This Community Forum will provide you with some basic tools you can use to start the healing and recovery process. All are welcome.
Speakers: Mary Petty, Social Worker at IDC, St Paul's Hospital
Glyn Townson, Former Chair of Positive Living BC
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