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Event Watch

HIV Testing Drive at ACNBA Wednesday June 27

June 5th, 2018 at 2:42 pm

We will be holding a HIV testing drive here at our office at 269 Main St. W. Suite 201 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Testing is open to all and is free. Light refreshments will be served in the client lounge. For more info please contact Kat Jodouin at 705-497-3560 ext. 209

June 5th National HIV Long-Term Survivors Day Brunch at ACNBA

June 4th, 2018 at 3:03 pm

On June 5th, we’ll be paying tribute to our clients and Canadians who have survived and continue to thrive despite being HIV+ with an all-welcome brunch. In the early stages of the HIV/AIDS pandemic being diagnosed HIV positive was deemed a death sentence. Tens of millions of people worldwide died from the disease in the 80s. With the advent of antiretroviral drug regimens in the early 90s HIV+ people started living longer. Today, thanks to great strides in HIV/AIDS medical research and treatment HIV has become a manageable disease with most HIV+ people surviving and living regular length lives.

June 5th National HIV Long-Term Survivors Day Brunch at ACNBA

June 4th, 2018 at 2:55 pm

On June 5th, we’ll be paying tribute to our clients and Canadians who have survived and continue to thrive despite being HIV+ with an all-welcome brunch. In the early stages of the HIV/AIDS pandemic being diagnosed HIV positive was deemed a death sentence. Tens of millions of people worldwide died from the disease in the 80s. With the advent of antiretroviral drug regimens in the early 90s HIV+ people started living longer. Today, thanks to great strides in HIV/AIDS medical research and treatment HIV has become a manageable disease with most HIV+ people surviving and living regular length lives.

May is Hepatitis C Month in North Bay

May 1st, 2018 at 11:18 am

Hepatitis C has been called the ghost virus as it can take many years, even decades for symptoms to appear after a person is infected. But there have been many exciting advances in the treatment of Hep C. There is now a cure. The virus can be eradicated by way of a simple pill regimen. Also, the province has recently announced it will cover the cost of Hep C treatment for Ontarians no matter what stage of the infection. However, there is still no vaccine to prevent the virus from spreading. That’s where awareness plays a very important role and what the month of May is all about for us here at ACNBA. We’ll be holding awareness events around North Bay throughout the month. Click here for the full month’s agenda.

May is Hepatitis C Awareness Month

April 26th, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Hepatitis C has been called the ghost virus as it can take many years, even decades for symptoms to appear after a person is infected. But there have been many exciting advances in the treatment of Hep C. There is now a cure. The virus can be eradicated by way of a simple pill regimen. Also, the province has recently announced it will cover the cost of Hep C treatment for Ontarians no matter what stage of the infection. However, there is still no vaccine to prevent the virus from spreading. That’s where awareness plays a very important role and what the month of May is all about for us here at ACNBA. We’ll be holding awareness events around North Bay throughout the month. A full agenda will be posted here very soon.