EPIDEMIC

Opioid Crisis

“It’s crushing people”: Opioid crisis workers are turning to AIDS epidemic veterans for help

Harm reduction workers in Toronto are burning out as opioid overdose deaths are on the rise.
Rachel Browne
8.2.17
Pride 2017

We Need to Talk About the Queer Community's Meth and GHB Epidemic

Our nonchalant attitude towards this problem is just as detrimental as the drugs themselves.
Anthony "aCe" Pabey
7.3.17
High Wire

America's Latest Drug Epidemic Is Weirdly Non-Violent

The 70s heroin wave and 80s crack crisis each saw major gun violence, including huge numbers of murders. Not so much with the current opioid epidemic.
Maia Szalavitz
6.20.17
Opioid Crisis

Vancouver police tweet photo of pigeon nest of used needles to draw attention to opioid crisis

British Columbia declared a public health emergency over the opioid overdose crisis in 2016.
Rachel Browne
5.3.17
column

Canada’s Opioid Crisis: It Didn’t Have to Be This Way

The federal government is holding a conference for a "national dialogue" on the opioid crisis. It could do more harm than help.
Dr. Hakique Virani
11.16.16
Stuff

We Asked An Expert How the Zika Virus Affects Canada

There have been four confirmed cases here.
Manisha Krishnan
2.3.16
Stuff

Why Are British Teenagers Cutting Themselves?

Every report says the number of teenagers who are self-harming is on the rise, but are we really seeing a new epidemic or is it simply being better recognized?
Tess Reidy
1.29.16
News

What Life Was Like on the Ground During the Ebola Crisis

We spoke with correspondent Danny Gold about the psychological effects of reporting on a deadly epidemic, and if the world will be better prepared for the next one.
Dory Carr-Harris
1.28.16
VICE on HBO

Watch This 'VICE' Episode About the Evolution of the Recent Ebola Outbreak

In this episode from season three of the VICE HBO show, we investigated last year's Ebola outbreak, then headed to college campuse to learn how the schools dealt with the pervasive culture of sexual violence.
VICE Staff
1.27.16
Stuff

An Interview with One of the First Australian Doctors to Fight Back Against AIDS

To get a sense of the fear around HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, we spoke to Professor Suzanne Crowe, who co-established Australia's first specialist clinic.
Elfy Scott
7.24.15
VICE PROFILES

Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution - Part 3

​A drug called Truvada is the first the FDA-approved means of preventing HIV infection—could this controversial treatment be a step toward the end of the AIDS era?
VICE Staff
6.5.15
VICE PROFILES

Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution - Part 2

​A drug called Truvada is the first the FDA-approved means of preventing HIV infection—could this controversial treatment be a step toward the end of the AIDS era?
VICE Staff
6.4.15
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