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Oct17

How Saskatchewan responds holistically to the needs of service users

Thursday, 17 October 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher Categories // Conferences, As Prevention , Hep B and C, CATIE, Events, Research, Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

The incidence of HIV in Saskatchewan is twice as high as in any other province of Canada. In a video interview, PositiveLite.com publisher John McCullagh talks with the medical health officer for that province’s HIV leadership team to find out why.

How Saskatchewan responds holistically to the needs of service users

The incidence of new HIV infections in Saskatchewan is twice as high as that in other provinces in Canada. To find out why that is so, I talked, during last month’s CATIE Forum on New Science, New Directions in HIV and Hepatitis C, with Dr Johnmark Opondo, the deputy medical health officer for the Saskatoon health region in Saskatchewan. 

In our conversation, Johnmark talked about  the interface between the two epidemics of injection drug use and HIV that is driving infection rates in Saskatchewan and how his province is attempting to address this. 

Watch my interview with Johnmark in the video below. 

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