Articles tagged with: Toronto

Can a video game help reduce sexual risk behaviour?

published: March, 12, 2014 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Social Media, OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Conferences, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, International , Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Media

The OHTN interviewed John Christensen who develops video games and digital media applications for health at the 2013 Ontario HIV Treatennt Network Research Conference to find out.

Can a video game help reduce sexual risk behaviour?

At the 2013 OHTN Research Conference, John gave a presentation on the use of interactive digital media such as video games, virtual reality and mobile apps to reduce sexual risk-taking. He discussed the use of virtual worlds which he compared to the Choose Your Own Adventure book series from the 1980s. These virtual spaces simulate real-world environments and encourage users to make smart, healthy choices to mitigate risk.     John received a PhD in social psychology from the University of

Sweet dreams are made of this

published: March, 05, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Research, Health, Lifestyle, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy interviews sleep physician Adam Moscovitch about the connections between sleep and HIV at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Research Conference

Sweet dreams are made of this

Are sleep problems more common in people living with HIV and if so, why? And do common medications like Sustiva make a difference. How much sleep do people living with HIV need?  Editor Bob Leahy interviews Adam Moscovitch at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Research Conference in November 2013 in Toronto about the little discussed intersections between sleep patterns and HIV. The video is below.  Adam Moscovitch is Associate Clinical Professor with the Faculty of Medicine at the 

CBC radio asks the question: Is PrEP a game changer in the fight against HIV?

published: February, 21, 2014 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Gay Men, As Prevention , Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Is PrEP a game changer in the fight against HIV? To find out, CBC radio interviews a Canadian physician & researcher and a Toronto guy on PrEP.

CBC radio asks the question: Is PrEP a game changer in the fight against HIV?

Earlier this month, dailyxtra.com, the online version of Xtra!, Canada’s national gay and lesbian newspaper, posted a four part video series on PrEP, while the printed version of the paper had as it’s cover story Canadians already on PrEP while drug sits in regulatory limbo. We reposted the videos on our site. The links to those videos are in the Related Articles section below.  Yesterday, CBC radio’s flagship current affairs program The Current  did their own feature on PrEP, with a

Webinar - Evolving issues for participants in HIV research.

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

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

Breaking free from emptiness

published: January, 20, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Lifestyle, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Guest Christian Hui, a former crystal meth user from the Toronto Asian community, talks about the short film Empty Nest which tells his own story, a movie designed to help others struggling with similar issues.

Breaking free from emptiness

Photo credit: Tony Wei-Han Chen When Vince Ha and Mezart Daulet of Rice Roll Production contacted me about producing a short film based on my article “Our Agenda: My Substance Abuse”, I was touched by their sincerity to want to help tell my story to reach a broader audience and to highlight some of the psycho-social factors that may lead some to utilize substances. As all three of us belong to the Asian community, we wanted to create a piece of work that would address the invisibility an

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, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

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, Revolving Door, Events, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

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

Learn more about “inflammaging”

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

RUINS - Chronicle of an HIV witch-hunt

published: October, 28, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Events, Revolving Door, International , Legal, Events, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Free screening in Toronto this week of a film about HIV criminalization in Greece hosted by Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

RUINS - Chronicle of an HIV witch-hunt

Where: Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton Street at Yonge, Toronto When: Friday, November 1, 2013. 7:00pm. What: RUINS is a documentary about a shocking case of HIV criminalization in Greece. It tells the story of the persecution of HIV-positive women who were detained by the Hellenic Police, forcibly tested, charged with a felony, imprisoned and publicly exposed, when their mug shots and personal data were published in the media in the run-up to the country's 2012 national elections. The document

Webinar - Navigating HIV adulthood for young people (and those young at heart)

published: October, 15, 2013 Categories // Community Events, Events, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

ACT’s October Community Health Forum is on navigating HIV adulthood for young people and those young at heart. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar

Webinar - Navigating HIV adulthood for young people (and those young at heart)

The second 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 Navigating HIV adulthood for young people and those young at heart. It will focus on  Finding the right doctor and building a great relationship Strategies for staying on treatment when living a great social life Tips for safer sexual practices and harm reduction The guest speakers are: Megan Acsai, MD, CCFP, HIV physician, M

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