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Saskatchewan acts to curb new HIV cases

Despite the fact that new cases of HIV have largely levelled off across Canada, Saskatchewan has a surging infection rate. Over the next few weeks, the Sheaf will examine why this is the case and what can be done about it from the perspective of people dealing with the situation. This week: a look at

World Aids Day reminds there is still work to do

Robert Birch was 27 years old when he received a phone call from his doctor who told him that he was living with HIV. “We were doing a performance that day called Happy Virus Day, coincidentally,” said Birch. “So there was this performance piece going on in the middle of the street and me going around

Saskatchewan’s HIV rates twice the national average

People in Saskatchewan have every reason to unite on Dec. 1 for World AIDS Day. According to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, the HIV rate in Saskatchewan is twice the national average. In the rest of Canada, approximately nine out of every 100,000 people have been infected with HIV, compared to approximately twenty-one out of every

Stopping HIV/AIDS in the prison system

The rate of HIV and AIDS infection among prison inmates is anywhere from 10 to 20 times higher than the general population ”” a problem that could easily be curbed, according to the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, through the use of clean needles and medical supplies.

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