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May 12, 2017
External Job Posting - Executive Director of Turning Point

Turning Point is the local not for profit organization that offers support to individuals who are infected or affected by sexually transmitted and blood borne infections, and provides prevention and education throughout Central Alberta.


Position TitleExecutive Director

Hours of Work: Full time; some evening and weekend work may be required

Reports To: Board of Directors

Supervisor of: Program Managers (2), Finance Administrator

For more information about the Turning Point Society, please see our website at:


Scope of Work & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will represent the Turning Point Society within the community and identify, engage and sustain collaborative partnerships and relationships with professionals and stakeholders on behalf of the Society.


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February 1, 2016
2nd African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February is Black History Month and at the beginning of this month is Canada’s second African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

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July 13, 2015
Alberta HIV Stigma and Immigration Medical Examination (IME) Study

From the University of Calgary's Faculty of Nursing, this exploratory study assesses and understands HIV-related stigma among African immigrants living with HIV in Alberta, who have had HIV-testing during the Immigration Medical Examination (IME) process.

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July 6, 2015
Launching Community Based Take Home Naloxone Project

The Community Based Take Home Naloxone Project is a joint partnership with the Alberta Community Council on HIV and Alberta Health.

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November 15, 2013
It’s all about crack

July 24, 2012
Potent New Compound Virtually Eliminates HIV in Cell Culture

A new study by scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute shows, in cell culture, a natural compound can virtually eliminate human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in infected cells. The compound defines a novel class of HIV anti-viral drugs endowed with the capacity to repress viral replication in acutely and chronically infected cells.

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July 11, 2012
Preventing HIV Transmission

Is it possible to cut HIV transmission by using antiretroviral treatment? A collection of new articles published in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine, in conjunction with the HIV Modelling Consortium, addresses this pressing question.

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July 4, 2012
Alternative To Gene Therapy Has Potential For Safer, Simpler HIV Treatment

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a surprisingly simple and safe method to disrupt specific genes within cells. The scientists highlighted the medical potential of the new technique by demonstrating its use as a safer alternative to an experimental gene therapy against HIV infection.

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June 8, 2012
Structure Of A Retrovirus At A Potentially Vulnerable Stage

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have for the first time uncovered the detailed structure of the shell that surrounds the genetic material of retroviruses, such as HIV, at a crucial and potentially vulnerable stage in their life cycle: when they are still being formed. The study, published online in Nature, provides information on a part of the virus that may be a potential future drug target. 

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January 1, 2012
It's World AIDS Day!