Hiv Prevention

Epidemic Can Be Stopped In Its Tracks

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Living

LONDON - The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lo...

Women Need an AIDS Vaccine

Margie McGlynn | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Impact
Margie McGlynn

We applaud the Government of Canada's continued efforts to push women's and children's health to the forefront of the global agenda, as the high-level Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health opens in Toronto this week. In far too many many parts of the world, women still struggle to access the health services they need, at an often deadly price.

B.C. Wants Routine HIV Tests For Adults

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Once labelled absurd, the idea of mass testing of adults for HIV and AIDS is now part of the routine in British Columbia, proving the provi...

Inmates Need Better Access To HIV Treatment

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Needle exchange programs and increased access to HIV treatment are essential to curb infection rates among Canadian prisoners, says the le...

Building Women' Rights around HIV/AIDS, Sex and Reproductive Health

Jennifer Kitts | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada
Jennifer Kitts

Many of the social and economic barriers that stand in the way of effective HIV prevention, treatment, support and care for people living with HIV are the same barriers that impede access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health programs and services. In societies where cultural and gender norms tightly restrict the sexual and reproductive lives and choices of women and men, the risk for both unintended pregnancy and HIV infection is greatest.

Happy World (Ignore Women and) AIDS Day!

Paula Donovan | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada
Paula Donovan

Hats off to the spin doctors who managed to turn this year's World AIDS Day into a global celebration. A mere 34 million people are living with HIV! ...

Is Education Enough to Fight AIDS?

Donald D'Haene | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada
Donald D'Haene

World AIDS Day is Saturday. How will you remember and commemorate? Last year alone, 1.7 million people worldwide died as a result of AIDS-related causes. Their deaths must not be in vain. In their memory let us take a more proactive stance in observing this special day this year. End HIV stigma now is a good message. But how? Complacency about AIDS is a major problem and education is still our only vaccine. But sometimes, somewhat surprisingly, even the educated need educating.

An AIDS-Free Generation Is Within Our Reach

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

Sitane Diamini is no stranger to pain and hopelessness. Her album of family memories includes a scene at the local medical clinic in her home country of Swaziland, on the day when both she and her husband tested positive for HIV. Then she became pregnant. For someone reading this story 20 years ago, what happened next might have seemed nothing short of miraculous.

Could We Have an AIDS-Free Generation?

Laurie Edmiston | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada
Laurie Edmiston

Recent advances in our understanding of HIV transmission, treatment, prevention and testing are changing the landscape of our response to HIV and generating a significant amount of optimism. The buzz at the International AIDS Conference this past July in Washington D.C. was that we may now be able to achieve an "AIDS-free generation."

HIV/AIDS Prevention And Care For Women Faulted

CBC | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Living

The federal government gets a failing grade on supporting girls and women in the fight against HIV/AIDS, according to a new report card. T...

How To 'Turn The Tide' Of The AIDS Epidemic

CP | Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Living

WASHINGTON - For years it seemed hopeless. Now the hunt for a cure for AIDS is back on.International AIDS specialists on Thursday released what they c...