Articles tagged with: OHTN

HIV Stigma 101

published: June, 27, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Research, Health, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

A new Canadian video featuring two well known poz advocates explores what HIV Stigma looks like. Produced by Universities Without Walls, the Ontario HIV Network (OHTN)

HIV Stigma 101

It’s hurtful to those of us living with HIV, it’s unfair and it contributes to the spread of HIV. These are three good reasons why we need to understand HIV stigma’s role, how we stop or at least reduce it and track our progress in doing so.  In the video below, Muluba Habanyama and Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco, both working on a current HIV stigma study, explain the basics. It’s a good primer; we all talk about stigma (a LOT) but don’t always stop to pare it down, to think about its

The OHTN's Positive Spaces study wins major award at AIDS2016

published: August, 16, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Social Media, OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, International AIDS Conference , Current Affairs, General Health, Mental Health, Health, International , Media, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Award-winning Ontario research study Positive Spaces Healthy Places documented the impact of housing on both the physical and mental health-related quality of life for people living with HIV

The OHTN's Positive Spaces study wins major award at AIDS2016

A study about housing A ground-breaking, community-based Canadian study exploring the relationship between housing and health for people living with HIV has been honoured with the second Robert Carr Research Award. Positive Spaces Healthy Places: HIV, Housing and Health Research in Action – a 5-year longitudinal study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – documented the impact of housing on both the physical and mental health-related quality of life for people living with

What’s Hot with Peer Researchers? Pride Edition (revised date)

published: June, 17, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Social Media, Research, Health, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

News from the OHTN’s James Watson about peer engagement. What's Hot with Peer Researchers?" is an online talk show where the guests this month will discuss how sexual identity and gender expression enriches HIV research.

What’s Hot with Peer Researchers? Pride Edition (revised date)

When:   Monday, June 27th from 2:00-3:00 EST  Technology interfered with our original Pride Edition, but you can’t keep a good queer down…let’s try this again!   Summer means the launch of Pride celebrations in Canada, with Toronto Pride Month kicking off on June 1st. To add to the festivities, “What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?” will be hosting a special Pride Edition on Wednesday, June 27th from 2:00-3:00 EST. Congratulations to our POZ proud LGBTQ2+ peer researchers! Yo

Claudia Medina wants you to talk about mental illness and HIV

published: June, 15, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to well-known Toronto activist Claudia Medina about her own mental health issues and why she wants to start a conversation about what’s going on with other long term survivors

Claudia Medina wants you to talk about mental illness and HIV

Bob Leahy: Thanks for contacting me to speak about this, Claudia. Tell me first about your own situation in as much detail as you wish.  Claudia: It’s been 23 years since my diagnosis and then two years ago I was diagnosed with manic depression, or bipolar disorder.  Describe the symptoms Claudia, for those who don’t know.  In my personal experience I have dealt mostly with the symptoms of depression, but two years ago I started having signs of something else. I couldn’t sleep, lif

What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?

published: April, 12, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Community Events, Social Media, OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Activism, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

13th Edition: News from the OHTN’s James Watson about peer engagement. What's Hot with Peer Researchers?" is an online talk show about community-based research that has people living with HIV as the main protagonists

What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?

Engaged Yet?  hosted by James Watson  Tuesday, April 19th @ 2pm EST  “Engagement” is a word that holds great meaning in the HIV sector, it drives programming, shapes research methodologies and is a key element in successful interventions. But how do we measure and achieve engagement and how can it be sustained over time? Does it lift you up or eventually always let you down? What’s the difference between engagement and participation? Peer engagement roles are diverse, we talk abou

‘What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?

published: February, 12, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Activism, Events, Research, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

From the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) - here’s their 12th Edition - Training Peer Researchers: To the task or for the future?

‘What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?

Training Peer Researchers: To the task or for the future?  Hosted by James Watson Wednesday, February 24th @ 2pm EST A research team can only be successful with well-trained peer researchers in any role (e.g. governance, data collection, analysis etc.). But, do we train for the task that one time or for a future? What future is there for peer researchers? This 12th edition of “What’s Hot” is all about training: Should we educate and build capacity beyond research skills? Is cert

Positive Quitting

published: February, 09, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Health, Smoking Cessation , Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Here’s an update on an ongoing initiative in Ontario designed to help people living with HIV through the process of quitting smoking

Positive Quitting

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and PositiveLite.com have partnered in a project to reduce smoking rates in people living with HIV, given the harmful effects on our health, quality of life and other related factors. Here’s the OHTN’s Diana Campbell with an update.  Hello! We here at Positive Quitting wanted to send an update about smoking cessation activities in Ontario. There’s been a lot of activity across the province and some good momentum building as we draw attention to

Lets’ talk motherhood, HIV and Community-based research (CBR)

published: January, 18, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Women, Research, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Ontario HIV Treatment Network

What’s Hot with Peer Research Associates? Find out in this January 27 OHTN online talk show, details below

Lets’ talk motherhood, HIV and Community-based research (CBR)

What’s Hot with Peer Research Associates?  11th Edition: A special focus on mothers, hosted by James Watson & Gladys Kwaramba  Revised Date: Wednesday, January 27th @ 2pm EST This edition of "What's Hot" will focus on the experience of peer research associates (PRAs) who are moms. How is the perspective of mothers included in community-based research? PRA moms face additional challenges, layers of judgement, gossip and surveillance? So what supports are needed? What are appropriate

What’s hot with peer research assistants?” 10th Edition World AIDS Day Special

published: November, 13, 2015 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Community Events, Events, Research, Health, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

The OHTN/University Without Walls invites you to "Peer’ Power: Celebrating the work of HIV peer researchers!"

What’s hot with peer research assistants?” 10th Edition World AIDS Day Special

Please join us for the “What’s Hot with PRAs?” 10th Edition, World AIDS Day special: "Peer Power: Celebrating the work of HIV peer researchers!" Hosted by James Watson & Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco Tuesday, December 1st @ 2pm On December 1st, we’ll celebrate the contributions of peer researchers everywhere, both past and present. Working at the frontlines of the HIV movement, we unite communities and build bridges while advancing knowledge and driving change. We are the driving fo

Register now for the OHTN’s What's Hot for Peer Research Assistants Webinar on GIPA/MIPA

published: September, 22, 2015 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Community Events, Research, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Join poz peer research assistants talking about what’s on their minds about GIPA (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV)

Register now for the OHTN’s What's Hot for Peer Research Assistants Webinar on GIPA/MIPA

A message from Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN)/ Réseau Canadien des Personnes Seropositives (RCPS) an independent network for and by people living with HIV and HIV co-infections in Canada:  CPPN/RCPS: CPPN / RCPS would like you to join the next Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) What's Hot with Peer Research Associates Webinar! We hope you can join us and engage in an important conversation about how we can move GIPA/MIPA forward. Thank you to James Watson of OHTN for coordinatin

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