Articles tagged with: Stephen Lewis

The end of AIDS?

published: September, 28, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From Tye.ca, Not so fast, says Stephen Lewis. Beyond drugs we need social and political cures.

The end of AIDS?

'We have a huge corner to turn': Stephen Lewis, former UN special envoy for AIDS in Africa. This article by Tom Sandborn first appeared in The Tyee here.        It sounds like very good news. The United Nations announced triumphantly this summer, in the run up to yet another global conference on the disease, that it will be possible to see "the end of AIDS" by 2030. The U.N. report claims that ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible and would mean the spread of HIV was being contro

Moving forward on treatment as prevention

published: April, 29, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Conferences, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy was in Vancouver last week for the International Treatment as Prevention Workshop, an important gathering of global leaders, experts and community, which left him highly optimistic that we have the tools to end the epidemic. Here’s his report.

Moving forward on treatment as prevention

“We have an obligation to decide whether the evidence is enough. We’ve waited too long to do what we know is right. Enough is enough. We need to move to implement.” Acknowledging that “we have a consensus in this room but not outside this room” BCCFE’s Dr. Julio Montaner, looking dapper in a dark suit and bright red tie, opened the third annual International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver last week.  Fitting that we should be there in his home town. Vancouver wa

Stephen Lewis headlines Legal Network’s 20th anniversary celebration in style

published: December, 07, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Events, Legal, Bob Leahy - Publisher

It’s been a difficult year for the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network whose work supports the rights of people living with HIV. But they came out swinging with fighting words and star power at their 20th anniversary gala celebration in Toronto this week.

Stephen Lewis headlines Legal Network’s 20th anniversary celebration in style

Executive Director Richard Elliott said it best. “This year has had more challenges than achievements” he confessed to an attentive crowd at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network’s 20th anniversary gala in Toronto this past week. Here’s what the Legal Network has faced in the space of a few short months.  Funding cuts, courtesy of the Federal Government who will no longer fund anything even smelling slightly of advocacy. A stinging defeat at the Supreme Court where two high profile a

A special video message from Executive Director Richard Elliott and an Awards for Action (Dec 4 2012) sneak peek!

published: November, 30, 2012 Categories // Community Events, Activism, Events, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors

PositiveLite.com supports the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network in every way we can because, like the work they do for people living with HIV, it’s the right thing to do. Here Richard Elliott explains, with news of a special event featuring Stephen Lewis.

A special video message from Executive Director Richard Elliott and an Awards for Action (Dec 4 2012) sneak peek!

Richard Elliott: This has been an important year for the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. In recent weeks you have likely heard from us with updates on critical issues that affect the lives of people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. I wanted to inform you directly about these activities, as we have been at the forefront of very important issues, with many clear victories. If you have a few minutes, please take the time to watch this short video update  below.  I would li

PositiveLite.com Interviews VOICES director Daniel Larson Sidhu

published: April, 18, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Features and Interviews, International , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy interviews the director of the documentary VOICES, the story of how in 2006 AIDS activists in Toronto made a future possible for HIV-positive South Africans.

PositiveLite.com Interviews VOICES director Daniel Larson Sidhu

Bob Leahy: Thanks for talking to PositiveLite.com. We’ll talk about the film’s connection with Toronto in a minute. Tell me about yourself, first, Daniel.  Daniel: Thank you too. Sure, for people who don’t know me I’d say I’m a person who doesn’t give up. I think two things have shaped my life; and those two things are acting and running. Both pursuits are about discipline and determination – and both have made me the person I am today. Bob: You’ve made a film called VOICES