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AIDS 2018: The Good and the Bad

"At this year's International AIDS Conference ... we witnessed several pivotal developments in the global HIV response," Sean Hosein writes. "We also saw some setbacks in our efforts to prevent infections and improve the lives of people living with H...

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Fewer Deaths, Longer Lives

CATIE charts the journey in Canada from a high prevalence of HIV-related deaths in the early days of the HIV epidemic to today's much higher life expectancy.

By Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Fast Facts: HIV/AIDS in Canada

Every 3 hours, a person is infected with HIV in Canada.1Half of the 71,300 Canadians living with HIV are men who have sex with men.2Almost 1 in 4 people living with HIV in Canada are women.2Aboriginal people make up 12% of new HIV infections2 in Cana...

By Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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A Night of Glitter and Light: Farewell to Fashion Cares

"Jeanne Beker! Jeanne Beker! I love you and want a picture with you!," I shouted as I made my way through the crowd like a paparazzo. This photo captures one moment of this year's Fashion Cares that made it an evening to remember.

I went to my first...

By Brian Huskins for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Canada: Warning for Clients of Coleman, Alberta, Piercing Shop

Alberta Health Services is advising clients of a now-closed piercing parlor -- the Victor Proctor piercing operation, located inside Tommy Gun Tattoos in the southern Alberta town of Coleman -- to be tested for blood-borne viruses. The unapproved ser...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Canada: Sex Law That Raises Age of Consent to 16 Not Protecting Youth Most at Risk -- Study

In a bid to prevent the sexual exploitation of adolescents by adults, Canada in 2008 raised the minimum age for legal consent to sexual relations from 14 to 16. However, 14- and 15-year-olds are much more likely to have sex with other youths within t...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Canada: Tattoo Shop Owner Faces 21 Health Charges

Eric Anderson, who ran the now-closed Zipp's Tattoo and Museum Shoppe on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, faces 21 charges relating to health code violations and obstruction of justice. The health charges include keeping improper records of customers, impro...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Canada: More Than 1,100 People Need Blood Tests After Illegal Acupuncture in Montreal

On Monday, Quebec health officials said they are contacting more than 1,100 patients of a woman who practiced acupuncture in Montreal following the recent discovery that the needles she used during treatment were not properly sterilized. The departme...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Canada: Seniors Getting AIDS -- and No One Is Talking About It

Health care workers are seeing a quiet crisis: Seniors are getting AIDS and no one is talking about it. AIDS Committee Guelph-Wellington worker Brian Warrington said, "These people are isolated. They don't know where to go, what to do. There is still...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network