Hiv Testing

HIV Self-Testing Can Help End The AIDS Epidemic

Nitika Pant Pai | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Impact
Nitika Pant Pai

December 1st is World AIDS Day. A diagnosis of HIV today is not a death sentence. There are good diagnostic tools, and effective antiretroviral treatments. Despite these tools, about 40 per cent of individuals living with HIV do not know that they are infected. This has to change.

Prince Harry Shows How Easy It Is To Get Tested For HIV

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Living

"It is amazing how quick it is."

We Need To Take A Public Health Approach To STI Prevention

Lyba Spring | Posted 04.30.2017 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

Any sexual relationship, be it a one-time hook-up or longer term, requires clear communication. Consent -- ongoing, affirmative consent about the sexual activities that will occur should be established; and the level of safety with which both people are comfortable should be negotiated. Should.

B.C. High Schooler's HIV Test Up For Global Honours

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A HIV researcher from a Vancouver high school is set to show her work on the world stage after winning the top prize in a national science competition...

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...

Why Did The Gates Foundation Give Big Bucks To An Edmonton Company?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON -- An Edmonton company has been given half a million dollars in funding from the National Research Council and the Bill and Melinda Gates Fou...

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.

B.C. Gives Big Funds To Eliminate AIDS

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Walter Hiebert was living in British Columbia in 1988 when he was diagnosed with HIV in the midst of the AIDS epidemic.He remembers being ...

Health Canada Warns Against Fake Home Testing Kits For HIV And STDs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Health Canada is warning consumers about an Internet-based company that is trying to sell home testing kits for HIV and a number of other se...

Why B.C. Wants To Test Everyone Who's Had Sex

CBC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Living

Medical experts in B.C. are seeking to have every person in the province who has ever been sexually active tested for HIV/AIDS, saying the initiative ...

Students Tested For HIV After Professor's Error

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Living

WINNIPEG - Dozens of students and staff at a First Nations high school are being tested for HIV and hepatitis after undergoing a faulty diabetes scree...

HIV Testing Urged For Newfoundlanders

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2012 | Canada

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador are urging people to get tested for HIV following a number of new cases in the provin...