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Improved treatment allowing more HIV-positive women to get pregnant: study (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Lisa Partridge was 14 when she learned she was HIV-positive.

Listen to Dr. Aslam Anis on Roundhouse Radio

An estimated 75, 500 people in Canada are living with HIV and the epidemic is concentrated in specific populations according to a statistics from the CTN. Dr. Aslam Anis, Director Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) and National Director CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) joins Kirk to discuss the numbers

Harm reduction is about providing safety for patients (Dr. Christy Sutherland)

After what could be called a masterclass in how to provide medical care to marginalized people with respect — and without judgment — a room full of doctors rose to their feet in applause. This was likely a welcome sound to Dr. Christy Sutherland, who has had a rough couple of  years.

Experts urge a physician-assisted solution to the opioid crisis (Dr. Christy Sutherland)

Stemming the surge in opioid-related deaths is not simple because it requires tackling a series of overlapping crises. But what is inarguable is that physicians have a central role to play in everything from smarter prescribing of pain drugs to caring for people with addictions living on the streets.

Vancouver health authority wants to hear from drug users about 'bad dope'

It has been six weeks since Vancouver Coastal Health launched an online program for drug users to report overdose-causing drugs, but so far the system has seen very little use.

Your Call: How is Vancouver dealing with its opioid crisis & what can we learn from it? (Dr. Keith Ahamad)

Vancouver and San Francisco are iconic West Coast cities with many things in common — including large numbers of people addicted to hard drugs. In recent years, Vancouver has been at the forefront of new approaches to addiction, including safe injection sites. 

Don’t criminalize people on HIV treatment (Dr. Julio Montaner and Dr. Kora DeBeck)

The emergence of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the 1980s was a traumatizing and terrifying time in modern history. The first public and political reactions were exploited by elected officials, often for political gain and by homophobic groups to further stigmatize and marginalize the gay community.

B.C. report calls for decriminalization of illicit drugs to quell opioid epidemic

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has released 10 recommendationsto reduce the number of overdose deaths across B.C., a list that includes the decriminalization of illicit drugs.

Report outlines need for rapid expansion of prescription opioids in response to the fentanyl crisis

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control and Provincial Health Services Authority have published a radical policy document that outlines a path forward in the fentanyl crisis.

Young Osoyoos woman using Miss Canada Petite pageant to represent those with rare diseases (St. Paul's Hospital)

When Chelsea Cameron-Horner competes in the Miss Canada Petite pageant this week in Toronto, she’ll be representing Osoyoos and doing something memorable for Canada 150.

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