Articles tagged with: aging

Stories that bridge the intergenerational gap

published: February, 24, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Population Specific , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Toronto's OurSpace is looking for 30 stories from 30 LGBT men about life 30 years ago!

Stories that bridge the intergenerational gap

OurSpace is a Toronto-based collective of young leaders who create innovative spaces for young guys who like guys to come together, learn from each other, discuss social issues, and have fun! Through interactive workshops, training sessions, and social events, we strive to empower each other with the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary to support our overall health and well-being.  We are  looking to talk to folks about their lives and the "gay community" of 30 years ago. The project'

Doing the math

published: October, 27, 2015 Categories // Aging, Gay Men, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Guelph, Ontario's Wayne Bristow says, “with the years adding up and subtracting the negatives from my life, I’m liking how my life is becoming balanced”. His secret? Keep doing the math and an eye on his health.

Doing the math

I quit school and left home during the first week of March 1970. It couldn’t have come soon enough. I had just turned sixteen. I was in grade ten, failing in all subjects and math was the worst. I don’t recall much being said to me about my grades, but being tossed out of school for smoking in the wrong place had become the ultimate crime. It meant that I would face a beating from my stepfather when his ship came in. (He worked in the Great Lakes shipping business). After receiving my ver

How has an aging population impacted HIV programs and services in Canada?

published: October, 06, 2015 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Aging, Health, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

The needs of people growing older with HIV are complex. How are community-based organizations and HIV clinics meeting the needs of the older people with HIV that they serve? John McCullagh reports.

How has an aging population impacted HIV programs and services in Canada?

People with HIV are now living longer, thanks to combination antiretroviral therapies. But new infections are on the rise among older adults too. This trend will culminate in the next few years with over half of all people with HIV in North America, Europe and Australia being over the age of 50.  For this reason, it is important to know what is out there in Canada in terms of HIV and aging-related programs and services, and how HIV organizations and clinics are meeting the needs of the o

Webinar: Not Your Typical HIV and Aging 101

published: March, 16, 2015 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Community Events, Aging, Events, Health, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

We post an ACT webinar exploring the experiences of older adults living with or vulnerable to HIV that includes two case studies and a discussion of programs and policies affecting this population in Canada.

Webinar: Not Your Typical HIV and Aging 101

Concerns about the well-being of older adults living with HIV is an emerging issue in Canada and around the world. Before the introduction in 1996 of effective anti-retroviral therapies, most people living with HIV did not expect to live long lives. This meant that, for the most part, community-based organizations did not have to concern themselves with the needs of older people living with HIV. Now, however, provided they are diagnosed and treated in time, people living with HIV can long, he

Sean Strub and the legacy of AIDS

published: February, 04, 2015 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Mark S. King

Mark S. King interviews Sean Strub, founder of POZ Magazine and a lifelong advocate for those of us living with HIV

Sean Strub and the legacy of AIDS

Before my interview with activist Sean Strub, author of Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival, let me share a revealing story.  It was late 2011 and my life was in shambles. The breakup of a long term relationship had sent me into a spiral, followed closely by a devastating drug addiction relapse. I had weathered the fallout and taken refuge at my mother’s home in Louisiana. And then came a phone call from Sean Strub, founder of POZ Magazine and lifelong advocate for

Online dating & relationships – the story continues, apparently

published: October, 16, 2014 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Wayne Bristow

When it comes to online dating, Wayne Bristow has a little advice - be careful how you sell yourself, you might just have to prove you measure up

Online dating & relationships – the story continues, apparently

If you’ve been following my blogs you’ll know I have written a few times about online dating. This time it’s a different angle on the topic but some things never change. Now there is online dating on Facebook. Seriously, anyone can start up a private page to converse with other people who are into cooking, photography - or hairy bears. Some pages are all-out hook-up and date pages. You have to ask to be added, then you wait; in most cases you get accepted right away. I found one for pe

HIV and aging revisited – connecting with healthcare

published: June, 05, 2014 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Aging, Gay Men, Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Wayne Bristow

He has waited two and a half years but Wayne Bristow has finally been able to talk with future healthcare workers in his area, to educate them that we will be coming into care, what they need to know and the truth about people living with HIV

HIV and aging revisited – connecting with healthcare

On November 22, 2011 PositiveLite.com published my post called “On Getting Older”. In the post I wrote about being asked to sit on a panel at a symposium for a local ASO (AIDS Service Organization) on “HIV and Aging” that was aimed at the healthcare profession. At the end of the panel discussion I was asked to give a final thought, so I chose to speak on what I felt the healthcare industry needed to do to prepare for people living with HIV who may be coming into their facilities.  I

Webinar - Mental health and planning for the long term

published: January, 17, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Mental Health, Events, Health, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

ACT’s January Community Health Forum is on mental health and planning for the long term. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar.

Webinar - Mental health and planning for the long term

The fifth workshop in the 2013-2014 series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) is on mental health and planning for the long term.  It will focus on  Brain fitness: exercising our brain Maintaining our brain health as we age Adding positive socialization and positive coping into how we think and feel  The guest speakers are:  Sean B. Rourke, Ph.D, Professor of psychiatry, University of Toronto and executive an

A longtime HIV survivor from Quebec

published: December, 16, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Aging, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Guest writer Pierre from TheBody.com cites fear of being alone and complacency of the generation growing up behind him as his main concerns

This article first appeared on TheBody.com here.  As a real senior (I was infected with HIV in February 1980 and diagnosed in 1985), I have been through a lot of despair, at one point stopping all medication. On the other hand, I was also one of the few lucky ones who were recognized as disabled in 1995, and will live on a disability pension from an insurance company for three more years, until I reach 65. For the first time, 10 years ago, my viral load became undetectable and has been cons

Learn more about “inflammaging”

published: November, 12, 2013 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Aging, Community Events, Events, Research, Health, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Events, Guest Authors, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

What is inflammaging? Find out more and have your questions answered at a free Café Scientifique session in Toronto November 20

Learn more about “inflammaging”

What: Café Scientifique –  an informal setting to talk about “inflammaging” and HIV – understanding its effects and strategies for management. When: November 20, 2013 6-8 pm (refreshments will be served) Where: Downstairs at The Vic Public House - 580 Church Street, Toronto ON M4Y 2E8 Admission: Free Cafe Scientifique is supported by a grant from The Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) and with added support from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network OHTN  "Our Cafe will

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