Another award for

Published 23, Jun, 2017
Author // Bob Leahy - Publisher

Canada’s peer-driven HIV magazine again included in Healthline’s Best HIV/AIDS Blogs of the Year

Another award for

For the fifth year in a row, has made Healthline’s honour role of the world’s best HIV blogs. The full list appears here congratulates its fellow awardees. 

Healthline is a social media-based giant, a provider of health information headquartered in San Francisco and helps people better understand and live with medical conditions. It is generally regarded as the number two most consulted health information resource in North America.

Ironically, has been involved, along with the Prevention Access Campaign U=U movement, in a protracted challenge to the topicality of HIV information on the Healthline website.

Other winners announced this month include well-known establishment names such as, AIDSmap and The Body. Poz advocates like Mark S K King and Josh Robbins also make the list. was founded ten years ago by Toronto activist Brian Finch. It remains entirely staffed by (unpaid) people living with HIV and relies on advertising revenues, rather than government subsidies, for its funding.

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About the Author

Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy - Publisher

Award-winning blogger Bob Leahy first made his social media mark a decade ago on where there are still to this day almost 3,000 entries of his available to be read. He was a featured blogger on Ontario’s campaign, along with founder Brian Finch. He joined at its inception in 2009 and became it's Editor a year later.

Born in the UK, Bob’s background is in corporate banking, which he gladly left in 1994, after being diagnosed with HIV the previous year.  He has chaired the board of PARN (Peterborough AIDS Resource Network) and has been an executive board member of both the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS).  He was inducted in to the Ontario AIDS Network’s Honour Roll in 2005.  Bob is currently a member of Ontario’s GMSH (Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance). He also writes for

In 2012, Bob was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his work and commitment to HIV/AIDS in Canada.

Bob continues to write for this site while in the Positivelite.Com editor’s seat, with a particular interest  in HIV prevention, theatre and the arts in general. He is accredited media for a number of Toronto theatres. He lives in Warkworth, Ontario with his partner of thirty-two years and three dogs.