Gender and Sexual Health Initiative: Informing evidence-based sexual health policy and practice to reduce health inequities.
This year, the Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR) and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) launched the CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Awards to honour the the work of Canadian researchers endeavouring to effect change for people living with and affected by HIV.
A number of oral and poster presentations on research conducted by the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative will take place at this year’s CAHR conference, held in Montreal from April 6 to 9, 2017. They include findings from our SHAWNA, AESHA, and Gulu Projects. If you’re at the conference, check out these presentations!
The SHAWNA team (PIs: Drs. Andrea Krüsi & Kate Shannon, Donna Tennant) recently received two community-based research grants to support scaling up of the research and knowledge translation on the intersection of HIV and the law, including criminalization of HIV non-disclosure and incarceration experiences among women living with HIV.
On behalf of GSHI, Dr. Tara Lyons, Research Scientist, has joined two new working groups on trans health: the CANOC Trans Care Committee and the Trans Healthcare Delivery Policy working group at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions.
The federal minister of justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould, visited the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS on Feb. 27, 2017.