Allison Carter
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Allison Carter is a public health researcher affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and the Epidemiology and Population Health Program at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, with a focus on HIV, women's sexual health, gendered issues, and social justice.

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Does Over-Education Lead To Decreased Life Satisfaction?

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2017 | 1:08 PM

Canada is one of the most highly-educated countries in the world.

Fifty one per cent of 25- to 64-year-olds have a tertiary (university or college) qualification, up from 41 per cent in 2001 -- the highest proportion among developed countries. That translates to almost 4 million people...

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The Politics Of Sex For Women Living With HIV

(14) Comments | Posted April 10, 2017 | 12:35 PM

"If I have sex, I could go to jail."

This is the reality of life for women living with HIV in Canada.

It's a story I heard a few weeks ago from an African woman who had recently immigrated to Vancouver and is now faced with the profoundly isolating experience...

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The Science Of Love, Sex And Hot Chocolate

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2017 | 1:11 PM

Valentine's Day is around the corner. You may be searching for love, falling in love, making sweet love, or sick of love. Like it or hate it, single or coupled, February 14 can be hard to ignore.

According to Statistics Canada, 38.7 per cent of Canadians were...

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Are Parents Having The Sex Talk With Their Kids?

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2017 | 3:40 AM

Awkwardness and discomfort are enduring features of the process of sex communication today, according to a new article published in the Journal of Sex Research.

Authors reviewed 116 studies from 2003 to 2015, uncovering several insights about sex communication between parents and children in the United States. The...

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Being HIV-Positive Shouldn't Mean Living Without Intimacy

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2015 | 1:45 PM

Sex and relationships are important aspects of being human. Now imagine learning that you're HIV-positive. Among the many fears and concerns that may run through your head, you may also probably wonder, even if HIV is under control: How normal will my life be? Can I ever enjoy sex again?...

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Women Living With HIV Aim to Break the Glass Ceiling

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 11:33 PM

More than half of all people living with HIV worldwide are women, and yet they continue to be under-represented in the HIV response. A recent Canadian study of women living with HIV aims to break this glass ceiling, shedding important light on what opportunities exist and what barriers persist towards...

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Keeping Women at the Forefront in the Fight Against HIV

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 5:11 PM

As millions celebrate International Women's Day this March 8, it's worth reflecting on where gaps remain in addressing gender issues in the spread of and response to HIV.

The face of HIV has changed dramatically since the early years of the epidemic. Women now represent more than...

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