Archive for 2013

Keep Calm and Carry Naloxone

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Recent media reports highlight new research calling for increased access to naloxone as a safe, effective and evidence-based public health strategy.  Distribution of naloxone, often referred to by the brand name Narcan, has been described as a cost-effective method to “cut the death rates from overdose nearly in half” while reducing long-term public health spending […]

Valentine’s Day is the Day of Love

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine’s Day is the day of love. 2013 Valentine’s Day is alsoCalgary’s Fifth Annual Valentine’s Day Women’s Memorial March for Murdered and Missing Women (Press-Release: Calgary Memorial March, 2013)   The Memorial March is in recognition of the disproportionate numbers of Aboriginal women who have never been found or have been murdered.   Alberta has […]

Black History Month

Monday, February 11, 2013

February is Black History month and it is a time to celebrate the history of African descendants in North America and to showcase their art and skill. AIDS Calgary’s African Communities Project, in partnership with Afrikadey!, has several events lined up for this very important period on Calgary’s black calendar.A symposium showcasing the arts will […]

The New HIV Era

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The following is a personal perspective from a community member. ACAA acknowledges this is not the experience or opinion of all PLWH or those affected by HIV. Despite medical and scientific advances in recent years there are many people in our communities who continue to face significant struggles with an HIV diagnoses, long-term survival, and […]

Alberta Positive Voices Conference

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Alberta Positive Voices Conference (APVC) is a bi-annual event that brings together people living with HIV/AIDS from across the province to learn about better health management and new advances in the pandemic while providing opportunities to form networks of friendship and support. Current estimates show that over 71,000 Canadians have HIV/AIDS, including more than […]

The following is taken from CBC News Calgary Canadian Blood Services wants to change a long-standing policy that would allow gay men to donate blood if they haven’t had sex with a man in the last five years. It’s a change from a total ban on donations from any man who had ever had sex with […]