Archive for the ‘prevention’ Category

Keon Brown became the General Manager of Twisted Element seven months ago and has been supporting three important initiatives of HIV Community Link since. The downtown club has been a supporter of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk in different capacities over the years and has joined on as a sponsor in 2017. The day of the […]

Dear Friend, ­­­ December 1 is World AIDS Day, the international day to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to remember those who have died of AIDS related illnesses. This year, the theme for World AIDS Day 2016 is Hands Up for HIV Prevention, and your support can go further than ever to help […]

Greg Barry is one of the top fundraiser for the Scotiabank AIDS Walk. Although he has a busy life working as a senior manager in a multinational engineering company, Greg puts a lot of passion into this annual fundraiser. He does this because one of his three children, Ron, is HIV positive. Like his son, […]

The Medicine Hat branch of HIV Community Link is well known as the Medicine Hat Cares Centre. The primary focus of our Medicine Hat location is our harm reduction services that include a needle exchange program. In 2014 the clinic provided over 200,000 syringes along with other safer injecting supplies. Many people come to the Medicine Hat location […]

As HIV Community Link did back in 2014, senior officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) are urging public health decision makers to lower barriers to HIV testing. Among the top recommendations are home testing kits and community-based testing performed by non-medical personnel outside of clinical […]

What You Need to Know…

Thursday, April 2, 2015

At HIV Community Link we are committed to staying up-to-date on the latest and greatest information and trends affecting our work and the communities we serve. One way we do this is through our new series: What You Need to Know. The first four topics in this series are based on the most common and frequently asked questions we receive in-person, online, by phone, email and social media. Get in touch with all your questions – we’re the LINK!

Online dating, youth groups and night clubs are all great places where people can meet and start dating. The African Communities project has made great strides in spreading the HIV message to its community members while most recently joining hands with some African Night clubs in the city.

13th Annual Harm Reduction Conference

Thursday, January 29, 2015

This year we are so excited that Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D., Dr. Carl Hart and Donald MacPherson will be joining us as plenary speakers and we can’t wait to see who else! The call for abstracts for anyone interested in presenting has gone out and anyone wishing to submit an abstract related to policy, practice or research should do so by February 9, 2015!! The more the better!!

Is a person who does not know their HIV status or who has never been tested pose a higher risk for HIV transmission due to their unknown or assumed HIV negative status than a person on TasP with controlled virus or on PreP and known HIV status? These are some of the questions being raised as a result of these new and emerging technologies.

Swipe for Sex: Calgary Sexual Health Centre

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Guest Blog By Calgary Sexual Health: Gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) are increasingly connecting online with their peers, sexual partners, and to seek out sexual health information.