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Discontinuation of the Sale and Distribution of Sustiva® (efavrinz)

transcribed from fax received on 06/16/21pdf – http://vpwas.com/skm_c224e21062210410/ Date: June 15, 2021Bristol Myers Squibb would like to inform you that the sale and distribution of Sustiva® (efavrinz) will be discontinued in Canada. Sustiva® (efavrinz)is indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in combination with other antiretroviral agents. This discontinuation includes tablet (600mg) formulation on September 30, 2022 and capsule (50mg and 200mg) formulation on March 31, 2023. The decision to discontinue Sustiva is voluntary and not related to any quality, […]

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HIV In My Day: Oral History Project Archive Launched

HIV In My Day is a collection of oral history interviews with long-term HIV survivors and their caregivers conducted between 2017 and 2020 in British Columbia by a team of community-based researchers and peers. These interviews focus on participants’ experiences of the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Within communities most impacted by the epidemic in Canada, HIV/AIDS is both a historical experience of loss and community resilience, and an ongoing public health concern. Oral history offers a way of […]

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HIV In My Day; Verbatim Play Reading

HIV in My Day is part of our online 2021 SPARK Festival (January 20 – 23). We’ll be reading an excerpt from the play. On a night when the veil between us and those that were lost to AIDS is thinnest, we are taken back to a time when the West End was throbbing with the Disco beat of Sylvester, Donna Summer, and a virus that would change the city and community forever. This evening features SHIP, the soft spaces […]

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HIV and COVID-19: What Do We Know Now? (POZ.com)

Larger studies suggest people living with HIV might have a modestly higher risk of severe COVID-19, but much remains to be learned. https://www.poz.com/article/hiv-covid19-know-now “In the early days of the pandemic, POZ published a roundup of What People With HIV Need to Know About the New Coronavirus. Many HIV-positive people were concerned about their risk because immune suppression is linked to more severe COVID-19. What’s more, nearly half of people living with HIV are over 50 and many have underlying health conditions associated with worse COVID-19 outcomes. […]

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BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS CDET Committee Statement on the use of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) in Persons living with HIV

http://bccfe.ca/therapeutic-guidelines/healthcare-providers/therapeutic-guidelines/bc-centre-excellence-hivaids-cdet-committee-statement The BC-CfE’s Committee for Drug Evaluation and Therapy has evaluated the use of Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccines for Persons Living With HIV. It is the opinion of the CDET that People living with HIV (PWLH) aged 18 years or older may be vaccinated for Covid-19 if they meet current public health criteria for priority groups and if they have no contraindications. These are not live-virus vaccines and are not expected to be associated with more serious adverse […]

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Recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines (NACI)

“The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is an External Advisory Body that provides the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) with independent, ongoing and timely medical, scientific, and public health advice in response to questions from PHAC relating to immunization.” https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/immunization/national-advisory-committee-on-immunization-naci/recommendations-use-covid-19-vaccines.html Immunosuppressed persons 4. NACI recommends that COVID-19 vaccine should not be routinely offered to individuals who are immunosuppressed due to disease or treatment until further evidence is available (Strong NACI Recommendation). However, a complete series with a COVID-19 […]

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Attorney General of Canada to issue Directive Regarding Prosecutions of HIV Non-Disclosure Cases

On December 1, 2018, the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, federal Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould and the Department of Justice announced a new directive regarding prosecution of HIV non-disclosure cases. The Government of Canada is committed to a fair, responsive and effective criminal justice system that protects Canadians, holds offenders to account, supports vulnerable people, and respects the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Today, on the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister […]

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PREP TALK – HIV Prevention Worth Talking About

The Men’s Wellness Program (AVI) and Vancouver Island PWA (VPWAS) Present PREP TALK HIV Prevention Worth Talking About Join us for a FREE discussion including Q&A on Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (also know as PrEP) for HIV with Dr. Mark Hull from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Monday March 6 4 – 6PM CityStudio – Victoria (http://citystudiovictoria.com) 742 Johnson Street, Victoria. MORE INFO & RSVP CONTACT jonathan.degenhardt@avi.org 250.384.2366 ext 3115 craig.dales@vpwas.org 250.382.7927

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Circle of Strength

*If you would like to request a viewing of this short film, please contact VPWAS at support@vpwas.org or 250.382.7927* “Circle of Strength” – a film created to carry a message to youth who may be affected by or experiencing stigma. Through powerful interviews and storytelling, the film showcases lived experiences of HIV stigma, homophobia and transphobia. Directed and Produced by Martin M. of the Vancouver Island PWA Society (VPWAS) This project was made possible by a grant from Resist Stigma […]

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A report on Youth Unleashing Power: A Pozitive Youth Symposium (YUP) 2016

It was at the Canadian Aids Society’s Pozitive Youth forum in 2015 when Piotr Burek, one of the organizers of Youth Unleashing Power: A Pozitive Youth Symposium (YUP), met a positive person from his generation for the very first time. For seven years since he tested positive, he had not had the opportunity to meet a positive peer his age. The empowering feelings of connecting with peers at the forum, something he yearned to experience for years, was one of […]

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