It’s Different Now

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Yes, it is different now.  It wasn’t until my final year of University that I was required to take a computer course; now one needs a computer to take a course.  I recall phone booths …

African Women on HIV/AIDS — AWOHA!

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The adage that African women are the conduits of change was at play during the dinner hosted by the Right to Know African Communities Program. The event saw over 25 African women come together to …

Hepatitis: what you should know about the ABCs

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Hepatitis has a staggering toll on the health of people around the world, and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is largely unknown, untreated, and undiagnosed. It is also 100% preventable. July 28 …

‘Functionally’ cured of HIV

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There seems to be a lot happening in the world of HIV and I wanted to take a minute to share this with you. My usual online navigation rarely brings me anything of interest, but …

Keep Calm and Carry Naloxone

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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 …

Black History Month

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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 …

The New HIV Era

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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 …