Articles tagged with: Ontario

Horwath hosts Pharmacare roundtable focused on tackling barriers to HIV prevention, treatment

published: June, 22, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Media

Horwath: “Whether it’s PrEP or HIV treatment, we believe that no one should have to empty their wallet to get the medicine they need,”

Horwath hosts Pharmacare roundtable focused on tackling barriers to HIV prevention, treatment

QUEEN’S PARK – Today (June 20, 2017) , Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath hosted a roundtable discussion with people living with HIV and leaders in the fight to improve access to HIV treatment and prevention in Ontario. A key topic during the discussion was the cost of life-saving drugs to treat and prevent HIV, and the NDP Pharmacare plan.  “Whether it’s PrEP or HIV treatment, we believe that no one should have to empty their wallet to get the medicine they need,” said Horwath.

Multiple provinces and territories demonstrate leadership in the treatment of HIV/AIDS by providing access to GENVOYA®

published: May, 17, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Current Affairs, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

Gilead's first TAF-based single tablet regimen demonstrates high efficacy with improved renal and bone parameters compared to TDF-based regimens.

Multiple provinces and territories demonstrate leadership in the treatment of HIV/AIDS by providing access to GENVOYA®

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc. today announced that GENVOYA® tablets, for the treatment of HIV-1 infection, is now listed in multiple provinces and territories including, Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and Yukon, as well as in the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Drug Plan for First Nations and Inuit. GENVOYA (150 mg elvitegravir/150 mg cobicistat/200 mg emtricitabine/10 mg tenofovir alafenamide) is indicated as a complete regimen for the treatment of h

Campaign to Stop Unjust HIV-related Criminal Prosecutions in Ontario

published: April, 26, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Women, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Media

An update from HALCO about the current state of HIV criminalization in Ontario

Campaign to Stop Unjust HIV-related Criminal Prosecutions in Ontario

People living with HIV continue to be charged with aggravated sexual assault – one of the most serious offences in Canada’s Criminal Code, designed to respond to the most horrific of forced sex acts — which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and designation as a sex offender. These prosecutions are happening even in circumstances where: (i) sexual behaviour is consensual; (ii) there is negligible to no risk of HIV transmission; (iii) there is no intention to transmit HIV;

Funding for Camp Moomba!

published: October, 25, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Community Events, Activism, Youth, Fundraisers, Mental Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Your vote in the Aviva Community Fund challenge could be what allows up to 70 youth living with HIV, aged six to seventeen, to attend camp.

Funding for Camp Moomba!

Did you know there are about 150 children and youth who are growing up with HIV in Canada? Medical advances and good clinical care mean that nowadays there are very few cases where HIV is passed from a parent who is accessing HIV treatment to their baby but worldwide, many parents do not have consistent access to the kinds of HIV care that can prevent HIV from being passed. Many children growing up with HIV in Canada were born in places where effective therapies were not available, have come

Canada’s health minister weighs in with more cash for global HIV work: backs B.C.s prevention approach

published: August, 01, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // International AIDS Conference , Activism, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Canada’s health minister weighs in with more cash for global HIV work: backs B.C.s prevention approach

Canada’s health minister weighs in with more cash for global HIV work: backs B.C.s prevention approach

More money – but not yet for Canada “Canada can do more” said Canada’s likeable new Health Minister Jane Philpott in a recent Globe and Mail interview. She’s right of course. So why aren’t we doing more? Opinions may vary. Certainly after just coming back from from South Africa and hearing how other countries far less wealthy than Canada are beating us in PrEP, treatment coverage, testing options, surveillance (tracking and number crunching) and even on  more progressive crimina

The Test: Reaching out to heterosexual Black men about HIV and health through video

published: March, 08, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

From the iSpeak research study comes a short film about one heterosexual Black man’s decision to get tested for HIV, and his anxiety about the possibility of being HIV-positive

The Test: Reaching out to heterosexual Black men about HIV and health through video

The Test is a six minute video about one heterosexual Black man’s decision to get tested for HIV, and his anxiety about the possibility of being HIV-positive. The Test highlights his journey, and the inner tensions about being a man who is concerned about HIV, his health and the health of people close to him. Despite his apprehension, he is determined to get tested.  In addition to promoting HIV testing among heterosexual Black men, The Test encourages them to reflect on their ide

Great new Canadian website on smoking and HIV

published: September, 17, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher, Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Health, Smoking Cessation , Lifestyle, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Positive Quitting is a partnership between PositiveLite.com and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network to help people living with HIV who want to quit smoking

Great new Canadian website on smoking and HIV

From the OHTN’s Did You Know September 2015 newsletter Working with partners including ACT, PWA, Positive Living Niagara and PositiveLite.com, the OHTN has created a brand new resource on smoking and HIV. Quitting smoking is one of the very best things that someone living with HIV can do to protect their health. Our new website offers videos, apps, links to helplines and workshops, and loads of ideas for smokers living with HIV, AIDS service organizations and HIV clinics. We know that peo

The birth of a new organization for people living with HIV

published: June, 11, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Guest writer Shazia Islam introduces brand new OPA+, The Ontario Positive Asians Network, a collective of self-identifying poz Asians living in Ontario

The birth of a new organization for people living with HIV

TORONTO – Ontario recently witnessed the official birth of a new advocacy and social network for and by people living with HIV/AIDS after an inaugural caucus in May 2015 that attracted a significant number of people living with HIV from across the province.  The Ontario Positive Asians (OPA+) Network is a collective of self-identifying Asians living in Ontario who represent ethno-racial connections to East, South-East, West, and South Asian countries, as well as the diasporic communities o

Smoking in the (HIV) workplace

published: April, 28, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Health, Smoking Cessation , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Editor Bob Leahy on the issues which Ontario AIDS Service Organizations are starting to face regarding staff who smoke during work hours - and smoking outside the premises

Smoking in the (HIV) workplace

What's the problem? I’m sympathetic to smokers. Honestly. I was one myself after all. In some ways I miss smoking. I quit not because of health concerns - I can be hopeless at looking after myself - but because the spiralling cost of cigarettes was eating  too large a hole in my wallet.  Looking back though, it’s clear the evidence was in even then. Who doesn’t know that smoking is bad for your health?  And if you are person living with HIV, it’s doubly so. Research suggests that

Think Twice: The Toronto gay community speaks out about HIV criminalization

published: November, 20, 2014 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Legal, Living with HIV, Media, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

In a new YouTube campaign, 42 Toronto gay community members and allies say why going to the cops when a sex partner hasn’t disclosed his HIV-positive status won't stop him from getting HIV or stop the spread of the disease

Think Twice: The Toronto gay community speaks out about HIV criminalization

Canada is a world leader in targeting and criminalizing people living with HIV (PLHIV). People are being charged with aggravated sexual assault and thrown in prison for not disclosing their status, even when there was virtually no risk of transmission. Our laws are based on stigma and fear.  “Think Twice” is a campaign by the Toronto-based activist organization AIDS Action Now!  to decrease the number of PLHIV in Ontario facing criminal prosecutions for HIV non-disclosure. 

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