Hiv Treatment

Despite Medical Advances, We're Still Fighting The Stigma Of HIV

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Impact
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development

Even with access to care, I saw the Afro-Canadian positive community around me failing to receive the care they need. Refugees face many challenges -- being a newcomer, being alone, dealing with trauma. In addition, the shame of having HIV was profound; merely walking into an HIV clinic caused widespread gossip and shaming within the community.

Are We Making Progress In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS In Canada's African, Caribbean And Black Communities?

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Impact
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development

The vulnerability of Black Canadians to HIV is highly complex and requires a better focus on prevention, education, harm reduction and testing. Our biggest challenge is the high and especially persistent levels of HIV stigma and homophobia in our communities. These attitudes severely limit our success in engaging Canada's Black communities in a dialogue about HIV, and get in the way of our HIV prevention, testing and treatment efforts. This is what our awareness day is all about. We want to both celebrate our successes and make an objective assessment of where our community is at in this fight to engage people in HIV prevention.

Make HAART Therapy Universally Accessible to Those Living With HIV

Dr. Julio Montaner | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dr. Julio Montaner

While the outcomes for HIV may have changed over the course of the past two decades, there are still stigmas attached to the disease that can create gaps in treatment. To help remove such stigmas, the government of Canada must commit to making TasP a national strategy.

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...

Why "Not Enough Money" Is no Excuse for Africa's HIV/AIDS Treatment Gap

Nicci Stein | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Impact
Nicci Stein

Imagine how you feel now, knowing that without your medications your condition will get worse and you know you will die -- a death that is completely avoidable. Imagine feeling that the world, including your own country, doesn't care enough to keep you alive.

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 ...

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.

Free HIV Drugs Boast Major Results

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Researchers in British Columbia are calling for a national strategy to provide free access to HIV treatment after publishing a study that ...

Significant Progress Battling HIV In Developing Countries But More To Be Done

CP | Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Impact

WASHINGTON - A push to get more AIDS treatment to the world's poorest, hardest-hit countries is paying off as deaths inch down — and new infections ...