"Making It Work": A Health Update on Gay and Bi Men in BC, and How Service Providers Can Respond Effectively.
What does the current research say about health trends for Gay, Bi, and MSM men in BC? How are health and social services responding - and is it effective? How do we apply the provincial research and create more relevant health and social services on the island? This presentation will bring together front-line panelists from leading programs for Gay, Bi and MSM men in Vancouver to present what's happening in BC and engage us in a discussion on what we can do about it, here and now.
Olivier Ferlatte, CBRC Research Education Director, Sex Now Survey.
Travis Salway Hottes, Epidemiologist, BCCDC.
Kieth Reynolds, Outreach and Online Engagement Co-ordinator, HIM (Health Initiaive for Men).
Dean Mirau, Outreach Nurse, BCCDC.
Free, with lunch provided.
Two regional dates:
For more information, please contact Heidi Exner, Manager of Health Promotion and Community Development at AIDS Vancouver Island, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIDS Vancouver Island
AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) is a community-based AIDS Service Organization (ASO). We have offices in the communities of Greater Victoria, Nanaimo, the Comox Valley, and Campbell River. Our catchment area includes all of the Gulf Islands.
At AIDS Vancouver Island we provide education, advocacy and support clients. AVI provides education and prevention information to schools, the broader community and target populations. Evidence demonstrates that comprehensive prevention programs can help to effectively contain HIV, hepatitis C, and other communicable diseases.
AIDS Vancouver Island provides integrated services to individuals with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C, tuberculosis and other communicable diseases.
AIDS Vancouver Island's effectiveness is derived from our role in the community and our connections with the populations most infected by, and at risk of, contracting HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other communicable diseases. Throughout our large volunteer base and the community partnerships we have forged, we effectively target and educate difficult-to-reach populations. AIDS Vancouver Island is a vital component of the total effort against HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and other communicable diseases.