Articles tagged with: B_C_

After diagnosis: what happens next?

published: March, 09, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Researcher Sarah Chown writes about understanding the impact of HIV among recently diagnosed gay men in Vancouver

After diagnosis: what happens next?

Background In April 2009, the CIHR Team for the Study of Acute HIV Infection in Gay Men helped to bring a new HIV testing technology, called the early HIV test, to Vancouver. The early HIV test can diagnose HIV during the acute infection period, a time when most HIV tests cannot detect infection due to limitations in testing technology. The acute infection period refers to the initial weeks and months of HIV infection during which there are very high amounts of HIV in the body. The early HIV

Our landscape, our peers: Andrew Beckerman

published: October, 20, 2015 Categories // Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Philip Dawson talks to AIDS Vancouver Island's Andrew Beckerman, a long-term survivor with a long background of volunteering who says “the challenge is how to make this world a more equitable place by enabling fellow peers."

Our landscape, our peers: Andrew Beckerman

Our Landscape, Our Peers is a way to connect different voices, one by one - as an open reading for peers of many walks of life, some distant miles away, and bound together as we live with HIV.  There's always a different voice out there in the landscape of people living with HIV. There is always another way someone has fought and moved forward. There is always going to be the need to encourage a peer to say what she/he thinks with articulation – to listen - and hope we can use some of the

‘Undetectable’ is both a milestone and an identity for gay men recently diagnosed with HIV

published: September, 11, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Aidsmap reports on fascinating Canadian research which suggests reaching an undetectable viral load helped many men feel ‘responsible’ and ‘normal’, besides impacting identity and sexual decision-making

 ‘Undetectable’ is both a milestone and an identity for gay men recently diagnosed with HIV

This article by Roger Pebody first appeared in aidsmap.com here.   Achieving an undetectable viral load is a key milestone in the period after diagnosis with HIV, qualitative interviews with Canadian gay men suggest. Men incorporated knowledge of their own undetectable status into their identities as HIV-positive gay men and their sexual decision making, according to a study published in the August issue of AIDS Education and Prevention. Being undetectable helped many men feel ‘responsibl

How a made-in-BC strategy could end AIDS in Canada

published: March, 20, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From Troy Media, here's how BC decreased the number of AIDS cases in the province by 88% - with a strategy that could help the entire country

How a made-in-BC strategy could end AIDS in Canada

This article by Julio Montaner, Director, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Ryan Meili, and Ryan Meili, Expert Advisor, EvidenceNetwork.ca first appeared in www.troymedia.com.  VANCOUVER, BC, and SASKATOON, SK/ Troy Media/ - Canadians are rightly proud of the universal coverage provided by our national healthcare system. Sadly, there are gaps in access with very grave consequences. In regions across the country, care and treatment is failing to reach those living with HI

My Fucking Life

published: March, 19, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Youth, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to Jody Jollimore of B.C.’s Health Initiative for Men (HIM) about a campaign that uses frank videos centred around gay men’s real sex adventures to spark conversations about . . well, sex.

My Fucking Life

It's sexy, provocative and adults only. Says the My Fucking Life website, "The guys at Health Initiative for Men have teamed up with Pull Focus Film School to create a six part web series that explores the creative and complex ways gay men love and fuck each other. More than 70 men shared their stories, talents and private parts in this series of sexual adventures." We will be featuring some of the videos on PositiveLite.com and you can see a sample below, or go to their website to see a

Top HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Julio Montaner slams Ottawa for ignoring B.C.'s successful treatment record

Treatment as Prevention advocate Dr. Julio Montaner in the news again

Top HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Julio Montaner slams Ottawa for ignoring B.C.'s successful treatment record

Dr. Montaner holds a chart showing the decline of new AIDS cases in B.C. from 1983-2013 on May 27, 2014.  The full text of this article by Steve Merti appeared in Yahoo! News Canada here.   I think the public should get outraged that we have a made-in-Canada solution that has become the standard of care around the world but has failed to take traction in Canada because the government is paralyzed. — Dr. Julio Montaner For Dr. Julio Montaner, this week's closure of the dedicated AIDS w

World AIDS Day, 2013: What’s the prescription for an ‘AIDS-free’ Canada?

published: November, 30, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, As Prevention , CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces

On December 1, World AIDS Day, let’s take a measure of our progress in achieving an ‘AIDS-free’ world says CATIE

World AIDS Day, 2013: What’s the prescription for an ‘AIDS-free’ Canada?

This article previously appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  Globally, there is good news. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012, 13 countries, many in the African continent, showed an annual growth in the number of people on anti-retroviral therapy outpacing the number of new HIV infections. This ‘tipping point’ is a welcome development and an important step toward the ultimate goal of ‘getting to zero’: zero new infecti

Treatment as prevention: more gains for B.C.

published: November, 29, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors

The government of B.C. has signed a memorandum of understanding between China and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS to support Treatment as Prevention expansion

Treatment as prevention: more gains for B.C.

From the CBC website:  The British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is taking its successful "treatment as prevention" program to China to help stem the spread of the disease. The head of the program is hoping the expansion of the treatment plan worldwide will embarrass the Canadian government into adopting the same plan across our country. Dr. Julio Montaner says China, Brazil, France, the United States and several countries in Africa are in the process of emulating the program

British Columbia leads the way

published: September, 12, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Researchers call for national strategy to fight HIV/AIDS. B.C.’s Treatment as Prevention strategy significantly decreases rates of new HIV infections compared to other Canadian regions

British Columbia leads the way

From the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, B.C. New HIV diagnoses in British Columbia continue to decline at a rate faster than other Canadian regions, suggesting the made-in-B.C. Treatment as Prevention strategy implemented in the province should be adopted across the country.  In an article published in this September’s issue of HIV Medicine, researchers from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) analyzed Health Canada data from 1995 to 2011 fin

Welcome Home: returning to our gay grassroots

published: January, 15, 2013 Categories // Gay Men, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Robert Birch on rural living, queer spaces and creating the life that gay men want

Welcome Home: returning to our gay grassroots

This is a personal account of material I presented at the B.C. Gay Men’s Health Summit last November. With so many queer spaces collapsing around the world and the HIV pandemic for gay men in a statistical stalemate, I argued we must move away from institutionalized medical, academic and legalized gay male identities. To co-create the life we want as gay men we must find each other again. AIDS taught us that. It still can. Exhausted by generational trauma we’ve forgotten what worked. By sh

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