Articles tagged with: Pacific AIDS Network

Housing matters

published: February, 09, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Research, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Lifestyle, Living with HIV

From the Pacific AIDS Network in BC, what new research tells us about housing, health and HIV/AIDS

Housing matters

From the chilly houses in New Zealand’s south to the single-room-occupancy units of Vancouver’s downtown eastside, housing is making big a difference for community health ― including for people living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS. As we gear up for PAN’s Positive Living, Positive Homes research project, here is a summary of recent research that brings insights on the importance of housing for health.  It is well known that poor housing contributes to a variety of health conditions.

What’s hot in HIV research

published: April, 09, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

The Pacific AIDS Network’s Andrea Langlois reviews What’s Hot: The HIV Treatment Cascade

What’s hot in HIV research

This article first appeared on the website of Pacific AIDS Network here.  Republished with permisision of the author. Folllow PAN on twitter at @PAN_CBR I didn’t attend AIDS 2012 in Washington last July, but I do remember that when others came back they were all abuzz about the concept of the treatment cascade as possibly the next “big thing” in the way that we conceptualize HIV prevention and treatment. Now, many months later, and numerous references to the treatment cascade in meeti

Moving research on new “biomedical” HIV prevention technologies into practice

published: December, 28, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , CATIE, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Guest writer CATIE’s James Wilton explores the challenges and opportunities in moving research around new HIV prevention technologies like treatment as prevention into practice

Moving research on new “biomedical” HIV prevention technologies into practice

This article first appeared on the website of Pacific AIDS Network here. Republished with permisision of the author. Folllow PAN on twitter at @PAN_CBR  Moving research on new “biomedical” HIV prevention technologies into practice By James Wilton Recent research findings have improved our understanding of HIV transmission and prevention and could change the landscape of our response to the HIV epidemic. In the past few years, several new HIV prevention approaches, such as post-exposure

B.C. Gay Men’s Health Summit in Review

published: November, 29, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Conferences, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific

A Q&A with Momentum Study Coordinator Jamie Forrest from Andrea Langlois at the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN)

B.C. Gay Men’s Health Summit in Review

It was my first year attending the Gay Men’s Health Summit this November (the 8th annual organized by the Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health) and the organizers dished out an impressive program. While efforts to de-stigmatize HIV testing have been encouraging everyone who has ever had sex to get tested (an important effort!) HIV remains a heavy burden for the gay community, an issue conference organizers insist needs to be brought into the light. While in Vancouver it is

Art and Creativity in Research

published: November, 06, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Research, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Pacific AIDS Network’s Andrea Langlois has written a fascinating account of “What’s Hot in HIV Research” focussing on novel and exciting ways to collect and disseminate new knowledge on the HIV front.

Art and Creativity in Research

This article first appeared on the Pacific AIDS Networks’s  own website here.   Is there space for creativity in research? Yes! Within the HIV/AIDS movement, we’ve been fortunate to have art play such an important role over the years, and for all the creative people in our midst. And, in some cases, this creativity has seeped into the research realm and led to the development of novel ways to collect and to disseminate knowledge, be it through photography, visual art, theatre or dance

Leadership training for people living with HIV: no longer a dream

published: October, 24, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Features and Interviews, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Pacific AIDS Network and the Ontario AIDS Network team up to develop leadership skills in HIVers; the results are in and it’s working

Leadership training for people living with HIV: no longer a dream

Some take on leadership by choice, others by accident. Says Wayne Bristow, PositiveLIte.com writer from Guelph, Ontario “the first time I thought about learning more about HIV and myself was in 2006. I took the Positive Leadership Level One course. I was about to lose my job of 27 years and I thought the course could help motivate me to move forward with my future. It was during the course that I learned it was designed to find the leader in me. What I gained from it was the knowledge and co

New Events!! - The B Side: Exploring Bisexuality & B.C.'s Gay Men's Health Summit call for submissions

published: September, 17, 2010 Categories // Events, Events

The B Side is back for another session this fall! This free 10 week pre-registered group is once again being provided through the LGBT program of Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto.

 Please pass the word on to your clients, networks, friends or anyone who you think might be interested.***The B Side: Exploring Bisexuality***A 10 week group for people who are exploring their attraction to more than one gender or struggling with what their bisexuality means to them and their lives.When: Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00pm, October 13 - December 15, 2010Where: Sherbourne Health Centre, 333 Sherbourne Street, TorontoTopics: **exploring attraction ** bisexual myths & stereotypes *