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PrEP 4 Sex, Drugs & Rock’n’Roll: HIV Prevention Community Forum for Lower Mainland Indigenous and Two-Spirit community members

June 7, 2018 by Harlan Pruden, Educator, Chee Mamuk Aboriginal Program, BCCDC

Presented by The BC Center for Disease Control’s Chee Mamuk Aboriginal Health Program and the First Nations Health Authority, this community dialogue targets Lower Mainland Indigenous gay and other men who have sex with men (gMSM) and/or male-assigned Two-Spirit community members, who are disproportionately impacted by HIV. The conversation will examine the full complement of…

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Upcoming webinar: Talking about queer and trans health

May 2, 2018 by Public Health Agency of Canada

On the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, the Public Health Agency of Canada is presenting a webinar on the health challenges faced by LGBTQ2+ Canadians around sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI). The webinar will explore some innovative programming run by the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity and the emerging challenges…

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Upcoming webinar: Get Prepped for PrEP

February 27, 2018 by BCCDC

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the Health Initiative for Men (HIM) are co-hosting a webinar on accessing PrEP in British Columbia. When: Wednesday, March 14 Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Location: Online Register here! Join HIM’s Joshua Edward, who will be presenting along with Drs. Junine Toy and Mark Hull…

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Upcoming webinar: GetCheckedOnline STI testing program – Update and directions

January 15, 2018 by BCCDC

The Pacific AIDS Network is giving you the opportunity to learn about BC’s online STI testing program, GetCheckedOnline. Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM PST Register here Dr. Mark Gilbert of the BC Centre for Disease Control will be presenting information and updates on the GetCheckedOnline program. GetCheckedOnline is an easy way to…

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Hepatitis C Resources in BC: Survey

December 20, 2017 by BCCDC

A needs assessment is being led by the Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN) to better understand the needs of people throughout BC in terms of information about hepatitis C. The final report will be made available on the PHCN website and will be used to help address gaps and provide more information about hepatitis C….

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Upcoming webinar: Findings from a scoping review of barriers and facilitators for HIV screening and testing

November 28, 2017 by BCCDC

Presented by the Public Health Agency of Canada When: Thursday, December 7, 10:00 AM PST To register: https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=eea7fc522dfa0d9dd6eb41e5482a085d5 Event password: VIH HIV can be manageable with early diagnosis and treatment. HIV screening and testing is the first step in identifying those who are undiagnosed, in order to facilitate linkage to care and receipt of appropriate…

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Join Queer People Nationwide to Help Us Improve Mental Health!

November 16, 2017 by Teddy Consolacion, Epidemiologist, Clinical Prevention Services

Still Here is a Canada-wide survey celebrating the resilience of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S) community. It is administered by the Still Here Project at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia and is available in English and French. It covers topics on the mental wellbeing of LGBTQ2S…

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Help build a suicide-safer queer community!

September 8, 2017 by BCCDC

“We know that as many as 1 in 5 LGBT people have attempted suicide,” says Dr. Travis Salway, a post-doctoral fellow with the BC Centre for Disease Control/UBC School of Population and Public Health. “Thus it is essential to build a network of trained caregivers in our community who can support each other and use…

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