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Bill McGuire Services for HIV patients still needed, despite victories against AIDS Bill McGuire says he would be dead today had staff at the Dr. Peter Centre not fought to get him... 10 September
Young person with backpack in park Anti-HIV weapons should be used to fight hep C, researchers say Tools developed to battle HIV infection in vulnerable populations such as intravenous drugs users... 25 July
Red ribbon Former B.C. inmate allowed to lodge human-rights complaint: Appeal Court VANCOUVER - An allegation of discrimination launched by a former inmate and HIV patient against a... 10 June
Dr. Mark Tyndall Group blasts ‘shameful’ silence of Ottawa Public Health on supervised injection sites OTTAWA — A group advocating for a supervised injection site for drug users in Ottawa is calling on... 27 March
Woman speaking to a couple. Having HIV and a healthy baby Montreal — Julie is expecting her first baby. With less than a month to go before becoming a mother... 14 May
Red ribbon Living with HIV, then and now  Marlon Hoffman was diagnosed HIV+ in 1989 At that time, there was no support for people... 10 June
Transgender symbol HIV Prevention and Trans People: What the Trans PULSE Project Can Tell Us There is limited research available to help service providers understand transgender (or trans)... 7 February
Activists urge federal government to do more to defend LGBT rights abroad OTTAWA — Although the Canadian government has spoken out against recent crackdowns on LGBT rights... 28 March
Dr. Fenton Ferguson Health minister calls on region to change mindset about HIV/AIDS Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has called for a change in mindset and greater solidarity among... 29 April
Ron Rosenes 86 new faces appointed to Order of Canada TORONTO - Ron Rosenes, long-time HIV activist and advocate, is among 86 new appointments... 9 July
'YAHAnet' gets creative in the fight against HIV/AIDS Art: a cure for the crisis: 'YAHAnet' gets creative in the fight against HIV/AIDS In recent years, AIDS activists have been faced with yet another in a long sequence of obstacles in... 10 November
Bringing the HIV pandemic to zero will require a vaccine, expert says WINNIPEG, March 28, 2014 /CNW/ - With 2.3 million new cases of HIV every year globally, including... 1 April
Red ribbon British Columbia Student's New Method for Diagnosing HIV in Newborns Wins Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada A novel method of HIV detection for newborns under the age of 18 months and for adults before three... 28 May
David Ernesto Munar Diagnosed with HIV 20 Years Ago at Howard Brown, He Now Returns to Run It UPTOWN — In 1994, David Ernesto Munar, then 24, was sure he wouldn't live past the age of 35 after... 28 February
Woman with test tube Five promising steps forward in HIV science The field of HIV treatment and prevention has been freshly energised by the findings from several... 11 July
Government of Canada Officially Opens World Class Infectious Disease Research Hub WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2014) Today, the Public Health Agency of Canada... 25 February
A red ribbon is hung between columns on the north side of the White House Group calls for HIV screening of teens who have sex All sexually active adolescents should be screened for HIV, the American Academy of Pediatrics said... 1 November
Bottle of Sovaldi pills Health Canada approves hepatitis C drug with faster cure time, taken as daily pill TORONTO - Health Canada has approved a once-daily tablet for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C... 8 January
Information Update: New Safety Information for Antiviral Drug Used in the Treatment of HIV Health Canada is informing health professionals and patients of new safety information regarding... 20 February
Li Hu Li Hu, AIDS Activist, Dies in Beijing In an eloquent message of support for the rights of people with H.I.V./AIDS in China, as many as... 8 August
Red ribbon Love grows as lesbians fight HIV/AIDS, stigma The first time they met was at the International Conference on AIDS two summers ago in Washington,... 9 July
Woman with glasses. Maximizing Community Reach - Social Media Peer Mentors For many HIV/AIDS agencies, social media can be an effective tool to build awareness and knowledge... 18 June
Man in forest MBCT & HIV: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy intervention improves health and quality of life in people with HIV "> Nowadays, in Western countries, the needs of people with HIV are different from those at the... 15 April
Merck H.I.V. Trial Vaccine Stopped; J&J's Xarelto Cited for Missing Data A follow-up study on a Merck (NYSE:MRK) AIDS vaccine trial that had to be stopped early... 24 May
Hand holding test tube labelled with "HIV/AIDS" Millions Of HIV Patients Are Not Receiving The Services They Need, Due To Cost And Other Factors The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Member States made it a point to develop health financing... 2 July