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Dr Jillian Ratti

Meet the Canadian Doctors Who Helped Squash an Alberta Anti-Abortion Bill

“For me, moral distress is things like hearing about a woman who attempts to fill her prescription for Mifegymiso abortion drug and faces harsh rejection from the pharmacist behind the counter.”

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Canada's Historic Syphilis Outbreak Is Even Worse for Its Under-Resourced Indigenous Population

Indigenous people in the northern region of Alberta, Canada, face increased health risks from injection drug use, syphilis, and HIV.

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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...

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The Canadian Positive People Network Wants You!

Formed in the summer of 2015, and steadily gaining members since, the Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN) aims to respond to the changing needs of diverse communities of people with HIV.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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The STOP HIV/AIDS Project: Treatment as Prevention in the Real World

British Columbia's STOP HIV/AIDS pilot project has sparked media interest and dialogue in Canada and internationally.1-4 It represents a new approach to HIV prevention and treatment. But what is the STOP HIV/AIDS project? What are some of its strengt...

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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...

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Canada: Needle Exchange Van to Service Maple Ridge

In June, a needle-exchange van began visiting Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, and Coquitlam, building a client base in each of the cities. Staffed and run by the Purpose Society of New Westminster, the mobile service is expanding to Pitt Meadows and Mapl...