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Please join us for a moment of silence and remembrance to honour those living with HIV and for those we have lost to AIDS, followed by dinner.
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Fire Pit Cultural Drop-In Centre - 1120 - 3rd Avenue, Prince George
Contact: Shannon Froehlich, PLN Support Services Manager at (250) 562-1172
GETTING TO ZERO:
NO new infections • NO discrimination • NO AIDS-related deaths
For more information: www.positivelivingnorth.org
Northern Health marks World AIDS Day 2013 by introducing a new health care initiative that will see medical staff offer routine HIV testing to all patients over 14 admitted to hospital. The initiative, to be launched December 2, 2013, at the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George, complements Northern Health’s current strategies to reduce the spread of HIV throughout northern B.C.
To find out more, read this article by Dr. Susan MacDonald, Northern Health’s Chief Medical Officer, that explains more about the new HIV testing initiative.
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We know that HIV/AIDS is a difficult subject for many people to talk about. We know that stigma still surrounds this disease. But we’d like to break down barriers and talk openly about HIV and AIDS.
HIV can affect anyone — no matter what your gender, age, race or sexual orientation. The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS estimates that 25 per cent of people who are HIV-positive don’t even know they have the virus. These same people are believed to be responsible for 75 per cent of new infections.
That’s why it’s important for anyone who may have been exposed to HIV to get tested. That includes anyone who uses injection drugs or anyone who is sexually active from the ages of 13 to 65 — and beyond. Early testing is key to stopping the spread of HIV. The virus can live in your body for years. But somebody with HIV may not show symptoms until late in the disease process. And if HIV is left untreated, it can lead to AIDS.
If you take an HIV test and find out that you have the virus, there are treatments available to help you manage the disease. As a result, people with HIV are now living longer, healthier lives. HIV is a chronic, manageable disease — not a death sentence.
So browse through our website and find out everything you need to know about HIV and AIDS. Discover where to get an HIV test in your community; what treatment options are available for people diagnosed with HIV; and how to find necessary support services.