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As a Refugee to Canada, I Had to Take an HIV Test That Made Me Contemplate My Future

What happens when you're a refugee faced with a difficult choice: work under the table for less money, or face hurdles in the job market that could crop up with an HIV diagnosis.

By Ray Mwareya
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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.”

By Ray Mwareya
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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.

By Ray Mwareya
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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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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.

By John McCullagh 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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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...

By Christie Johnston 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