Tag: Stigma

You Matter: Pathways to care for STBBIs for people who have been incarcerated

Sofia Bartlett, PhD, is an investigator with the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN), a Canada-wide partnership of researchers, people living with HIV and their caregivers, governments, health advocates and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. In addition, she is a senior scientist for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, an adjunct professor at University of British Columbia in the School of Population and Public Health, and co-director of the Canadian Collaboration for Prison Health and Education.

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Spotting and the Good Samaritan Act: Implications and considerations

“Good Samaritan” laws aim to protect people who witness, act on or experience a substance-use-related overdose from being arrested or criminally charged. This type of legislation has been implemented across Canada and the United States as a response to the increase in fatal drug poisonings, but it varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

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HIV Made Me Fabulous: Celebrating positive women

Using Valentine’s Day as a backdrop, Love Positive Women is an annual celebration of women living with HIV. As we honour the positive women around the globe, we must also address the inequities that they face navigating sex, dating and love. How can we ensure that the rights of women living with HIV to have pleasurable and satisfying relationships are protected, supported and uplifted?

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