CAHR Canadian Association for HIV Research Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:52:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 CAHR Announces Funding for New Master’s Research Students Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:39:54 +0000   Contact: Erin Love, Email: or Phone: 613-670-5842 ]]> 0 Co-Chairs Announced for CAHR Conference 2016 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:57:22 +0000 25th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research will be Drs. Keith Fowke and Marissa Becker, both from the University of Manitoba. “Winnipeg is the perfect backdrop for the 2016 CAHR Conference” said Dr. Becker.  “On the global front, the University of Manitoba and the National Microbiology Laboratory are home to global health researchers, working at home and around the world to lessen the incidence, prevalence and impact of HIV. At home, Manitoba has the second highest incident rate of HIV in Canada; a primarily heterosexual epidemic which is expanding from urban to rural communities, increasing rates amongst men who have sex with men and continued over-representation of Indigenous persons.  Manitoba’s Indigenous  population has incidence rates 3.6 times higher than people of other ethnicities Canada wide.  We need to continue to raise awareness and work together to address this very important issue in Canada.” The annual CAHR conference is the premier gathering in Canada for those working in all disciplines of HIV/AIDS research, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. “Researchers in Manitoba have made seminal contributions in the HIV field since the earliest days of the identification of the pandemic” said Dr. Fowke. “We are proud to host the 2016 CAHR conference and welcome all researchers, PWAs and community members to Winnipeg for a time of scientific exchange, a sense of community and some fun.” The conference, also known as CAHR 2016, will be held May 12 – 15th, 2016 at the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre.   Over the summer months, the selection process of the volunteer members of the Conference Organizing Committee will be undertaken and a conference theme will be identified. View full conference co-chair bios here.   ]]> 0 Tools for Community-Based Research Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:17:51 +0000 ]]> 0