Articles tagged with: HIV-positive

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

HIVnow campaign will change the conversation during Toronto Pride

published: June, 18, 2015 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Community Events, Social Media, Pride, As Prevention , Activism, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Legal, Treatment, Living with HIV, Media, Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

What is #HIVnow? It’s the HIV awareness campaign Toronto Pride deserves.

HIVnow campaign will change the conversation during Toronto Pride

John Maxwell, executive director, ACT (left) Christopher Thomas, communications coordinator, ACT (right)     Ryan Lisk, manager of community health programs, ACT (left) Mason McColl, gay men's online strategy and resource coordinator, ACT (right)     Ty Best, graphic designer of the posters The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) has just launched a bold, new multimedia campaign, HIVnow, that is intended to raise awareness around HIV because the times

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

GNP+: A global network for and by people living with HIV

published: December, 09, 2014 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Features and Interviews, International , Living with HIV, John McCullagh

PositiveLite.com speaks with three of the Canadian leaders of GNP+NA, the North American region of the global network of people living with HIV

GNP+: A global network for and by people living with HIV

(left to right) Trevor Stratton, Rodney Rousseau and Christian Hui  The Global Network of People Living with HIV is the only international network of people living with HIV. I recently sat down with Trevor Stratton, Christian Hui and Rodney Rousseau, three current and/or past board members of the organization’s North American region, to learn more about this network and its work.  John McCullagh: My first question for you guys is, What is GNP+ North America?  Trevor Stratton: GNP+ Nort

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

published: November, 20, 2014 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Social Media, Activism, 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. 

Webinar - Living with HIV: The first five years

published: October, 08, 2014 Categories // Community Events, Events, Research, Health, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

ACT’s October Community Health Forum will address living with HIV during the first five years following diagnosis with the virus. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar.

Webinar - Living with HIV: The first five years

The second workshop in the 2014-2015 series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)  is on HIV and the First Five Years  It will focus on these issues: Lived experiences from the first five years of living positively Considerations of strategies for overall health management Current guidelines and considerations for starting HIV treatment  How to build good relationships with your health care providers  The guest spe

Webinar - Addressing sexual satisfaction in an HIV-positive world

published: March, 20, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Community Events, Events, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Sex and Sexuality , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

ACT’s March Community Health Forum will address sexual satisfaction in an HIV-positive world. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar

Webinar - Addressing sexual satisfaction in an HIV-positive world

The seventh 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 addressing sexual satisfaction in an HIV-positive world.  It will focus on these issues:  •           Undetectable? Still need protection? •           Negotiating safer sex •         Causes of erectile dysfunction and available enhancements  The guest speakers are:  •  John Goodhew, HIV prima

Webinar - Evolving issues for participants in HIV research.

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

ACT’s February Community Health Forum is on evolving issues for participants in HIV research. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar.

Webinar - Evolving issues for participants in HIV research.

The sixth 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 evolving issues for participants in HIV research.  It will focus on  •           The changing scope of biomedical research issues •           Questions to consider as a researcher and as a participant •           The role of the participant in the community  The guest speakers are:  •  Robert Re

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

Webinar - HIV and kidney health

published: November, 22, 2013 Categories // Community Events, Events, Health, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Events, Guest Authors

ACT’s November Community Health Forum is on navigating HIV and kidney health. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar

Webinar - HIV and kidney health

The third 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 HIV and kidney health.  The guest speakers is:  Alireza Zahirieh, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and Staff Nephrologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre  The forum will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street in Toronto.  It will als

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