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When you look at the pockets of real outbreak, it's extremely severe. We're seeing numbers at the level of developing countries with high levels of HIV
The group also stated that due to late diagnosis, patients in Saskatchewan die at higher rates than people with HIV In other parts of Canada.
Outreach clinics in remote, northern and First Nations communities
Hiring of 10 RNs dedicated to HIV treatment.
More than 30 full-time positions were added to increase services along the continuum for HIV care.
An Infant Formula Program for infants born to mothers with HIV.
$416,000 to the Westside Clinic in Saskatoon to provide physician and outreach services.
90 per cent of those who are HIV-positive knowing their status.
90 per cent of those diagnosed receiving anti-retroviral treatment.
90 per cent of those on treatment having a level low enough that they don't risk transmitting the virus to others.
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Do they have any position on why the number of cases are so high?
"The problem is everyone wants to focus on the intravenous drugs and it stigmatizes the drug even more," [Jason] Mercredi [Associate Director of AIDS Saskatoon] said.
A Saskatoon Health Region special report on HIV in the province showed that since 2005, seven out of 10 positive people in Saskatchewan were either First Nation or Métis.
Canada is the last country in the world that I would think is having problems with the spread of HIV, specially when they have universal health insurance.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: FamCore
By 'first nation' they mean indigenous natives, more rural, close quarters, sealed in during the winter, especially not trusting the gubment or doctors, say.
As far as intravenous drugs thats a killer anyway, adducts have a less than healthy perspective on the future.
Shoot, I died tomorrow, whats a little "HIV"?