Archive for the ‘Prevention’ Category

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To all our Volunteers, Thank You!

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Please not that the application deadline has been extended to 24 May 2013 S’il vous plaît noter que cette date a été prolongée. If you have any questions, please contact/ Si vous avez des questions, s’il vous plaît contacter Rina Arseneault (rinaa@aidsnb.com), Emerald Gibson (secretary@aidsnb.com) or/ou Stephen Alexander (stephena@aidsnb.com.)

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My apologies, the blog I hope you’re about to read, is more formal than usual because I really need to drive home that fact that anonymity has very little, if anything to do with the transmission of HIV. In other words, anonymity is not a mode of transmission of HIV. This week New Brunswick media […]

Expanding Prevention – Inclusiveness

Posted: 15th March 2013 by Matthew Smith in Awareness, Harm Reduction, Prevention
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A few weeks ago (why are my blogs always centred around nostalgia?) I attended a conference that was focused around developing a strategy to engage youth in the prevention of HIV and STI’s. The conference was exceptionally well organized; a great mix of front-line workers, academic researchers, policy makers, and most importantly youth. Two days […]

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First, I should point out that I have been trying to work a quote from The West Wing into a blog for some time now, so mission accomplished. Secondly, for those of you who, unlike me, may not have an unhealthy relationship with this particular Aaron Sorkin production, it seems only fair to explain what […]

Sobering Up “Sucks”

Posted: 4th January 2013 by Delta Augustine in Awareness, Education, Harm Reduction, Prevention
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When I tell people who have never struggled with drug or alcohol addiction that sobering up ‘sucks’ I get a “look”. The look that suggests not trying hard enough, or not meeting societal expectations that are put upon people who are trying to quit their addiction. A look that places judgment on something that is […]