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Event Watch

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.

May is Hepatitis C Awareness Month for North Bay

April 26th, 2018 at 3:36 pm

Hepatitis C has been called the ghost virus as it can 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.

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month at ACNBA

April 26th, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Hepatitis C is called the ghost disease as symptoms don’t appear for many years, even decades after a person contracts the virus. But there have been many exciting advances in the medical treatment of HCV. There is now a cure that takes only weeks with a simple pill regimen. In a recent development, the province has announced it will cover the costs of Hepatitis C treatment for Ontarians at any stage of infection. To mark these changes and to bring greater awareness to the disease ACNBA will be holding various events throughout North Bay throughout the month of May. An itinerary will be posted soon.