Hepatitis C May Be a Silent Epidemic

Hepatitis C May Be a Silent Epidemic

Jun 3, 2013

CBC News has a new exposé that outlines the undiagnosed dangers that might be facing a significant number of people who belong to the baby boomer generation.  The new study is claiming that people born between 1945 and 1965 have a reasonable chance of having Hepatitis C which can lead to premature liver failure. Read more on how Hepatitis C rates of infection may be exceeding...

Is HIV Care for Woman Falling Behind?

Is HIV Care for Woman Falling Behind?

Jun 3, 2013

CTV has published a story that details the struggle of a Canadian woman who was not only discouraged from being tested for HIV, but has continued to receive inadequate care even after her diagnosis came back positive.  Is HIV care in Canada still too focussed on only those who regularly engage in high risk behaviours? Read more about how doctors are calling for health care reform when it comes to woman and...

Video of the Week: Syphilis Girl

Video of the Week: Syphilis Girl

Jun 3, 2013

Mad TV’s parody for Promiscuous Girl (originally by Nelly Furtado and Timbaland) is both hilarious and mostly accurate.  Hop on over to youtube to view Syphilis Girl.  While you are at it, you might want to brush up on your STI knowledge. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that is caused by bacteria.  It is primarily spread through sexual contact and can be treated antibiotics.  To prevent your chances of contracting Syphilis, use a condom during sex and get tested...

Welcome to Our New Web Experience

Welcome to Our New Web Experience

Jun 2, 2013

The Lethbridge HIV Connection is proud to present our newly redesigned website.  Our facelift is just the beginning of our goal to bring you the most relevant and up to date information on HIV / AIDS and Hepatitis C.  Look for new articles and features that focus on safe sex practices, treatments for persons living with HIV, and the latest developments in our...