Archive for 2013

Read our Latest Position Statement – PrEP

Saturday, December 21, 2013

“At HIV Community Link, we fully support efforts to enhance medically supervised access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Canada,” says Susan Cress, Executive Director of HIV Community Link. “We believe all individuals and communities have the right to make informed decisions and access evidence-based, proven technologies to improve individual and public health outcomes.”

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Friday, December 20, 2013

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Supreme Court of Canada Rules Prostitution Laws Unconstitutional Victory for Sex Workers’ Rights Calgary, Alberta – Today the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a landmark unanimous decision (9-0) in the case of Attorney General of Canada v. Terri Jean Bedford, Amy Lebovitch and Valerie Scott. Canada’s highest court has ruled that three provisions of Canada’s […]

December 17th will be the 10th anniversary of The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (lovingly nicknamed Red Umbrella Day).  The red umbrella is a symbol of safety for sex workers and was first used for this purpose at a march in Venice in 2002.  Red Umbrella Day was born in Seattle as […]

It never ceases to amaze me the things that will trigger a response to past experiences, even when we think they have been worked through and thought to be buried and packed away neatly into our brains historical archives never to bother us again. For some it can be the smell of apples and cinnamon […]

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It was one of the hardest groups we had to talk too. The group of aboriginal high school students sat quietly in their seats. Few made eye contact and looked down at the HIV/AIDS literature I handed out around the circle. I often found it easy to hand out literature during the condom demonstration because […]

Thank you!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

We would just like to say a big “Thank you”

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

December 1st Marks World AIDS Day

Monday, November 4, 2013

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in addressing HIV, show support for people living with HIV and to remember those we’ve lost. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

A study completed by Mount Royal alumni Tyler Faulds in partnership with AIDS Calgary Awareness Association and the Southern Alberta Clinic suggests that levels of depressive and anxious symptoms may influence medication adherence behavior in Albertan men living with HIV. The study, which was completed as an undergraduate thesis spanning nine months, was an attempt […]