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HIV/AIDS

The mandate of the HIV/AIDS program is to provide HIV/AIDS education, prevention and related health services to KDC Communities. The overall goal of this program is to work in partnership with other health agencies to prevent HIV/AIDS transmission and support the care of those impacted by HIV and AIDS. The five program elements currently in place are: collaboration, knowledge development and dissemination, program design and implementation, prevention education and capacity building.

    Campbell River Health Centre

The Campbell River staff offered a games night in honor of HIV/AIDS with North Island Aids staff. Starting in February 2011 our HIV family game nights have included Wii games that promote healthy lifestyle with fun and movement. This is your chance to come out and have fun.

    Quinsam Health Centre

The BBSTI-HIV/AIDS program focuses on prevention, education, awareness and community capacity building, as well as facilities access to quality diagnosis, care, treatment, and social support.

  • Increase awareness and reduce stigma within communities to promote testing, access to prevention, education and support, and supportive social enviroments for those vulnerable to or living with HIV.
  • Provide HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention techniques and helps build self esteem 
  • Events promoting increased knowledge on sexually transmitted infections.
  • Condom distribution and confidential availability.
  • World Aids Day (December 1) lunch and information sharing table.

Cape Mudge Health Centre

 
At the KDC Cape Mudge village site we promote healthy lifestyles and support for those with chronic illness. Belonging to the Pacific Aids Network (PAN) we receive weekly blogs on Aboriginal HIV/AIDS research.
 
As the research makes progress in Canada we are kept abreast of some of the amazing and innovative projects that are currently being offered. In addition the weekly blog offers support for those co-infected with Hepatitis C.
 
Targeting our youth on personal development is addressed annually in late August with the distribution of our Healthy Images Kits. Filled with self care products these kits feature factual information on communicable disease transmission and prevention. Condoms are available on site for both males and females. Working in partnership we offer Supportive informational inserts provided by AIDS Vancouver Island.

K'ómoks Health Centre

Educational and awareness information as well as healthy lifestyle resources are readily available through the Health Centre.