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Two Vancouver pharmacies will soon offer customers free HIV tests that will provide results on the spot in less than five minutes.
Decriminalization of sex work is the best way to lower HIV rates, so critics ask why our Conservative government is not listening
MH17 passenger plane was carrying more than 100 public health experts on their way to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, according to several news reports. Their deaths have prompted an outpouring of grief from the scientific community.
The number of new HIV diagnoses in British Columbia has steadily declined in the past decade – but not for gay and bisexual men, who have shown no meaningful decreases and accounted for nearly two-thirds of new cases in 2012, according to a new report from B.C.’s provincial health officer.
Week-long series on PEP. PositiveLite talks with Duncan MacLachlan, the Manager of Community Health Programs at the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), to find out about PEP, its effectiveness and its availability.