CATIE ED says “Australia has done better than Canada in terms of the number of people living with HIV, the number of new HIV infections, and the number of people who are aware they are living with HIV”; calls Canada’s accountability model "pretty mushy"
The Ontario AIDS Network has joined the ENUF Campaign through Living Positive Victoria Australia and are inviting Ontario people living with HIV to participate in this campaign to fight stigma with your story and photo.
From FS magazine: Intoxication plays a role in many of our early sexual experiences. How do those inform our understanding of sexual intimacy as we move into our late twenties and beyond? And will we indulge in chemsex?
From grass roots activism to professionalism – and government imposed restrictions on advocacy work. Bob Leahy at a conference which examined the changing political context within which our much evolved community-based response to HIV takes place
How do we define success in both fighting HIV and in supporting people who live with it? How do we measure success and can those tools we have at our disposal provide the kind of accountability we should expect? Bob Leahy reports
Newly diagnosed Guest Author Joseph Sinnott says “I deliberately sought to be and was “pozzed", . Was I crazy? mad? insane? psychotic? Was my essential eroticization and subsequent pursuit of HIV deviant or perverted?
From POZ magazine, Peter Staley says “Anyone who continues to defend President Reagan's response to AIDS is ignoring a history of gross negligence compared with the response to other disease outbreaks in the U.S."
CATIE ED Laurie Edmiston “From the community perspective, AIDS 2014 was a strong conference, with an emphasis on key populations and the critical importance of human rights for these key populations.” And of course its emphasis on the treatment cascade
DJ Relentless on the difficulty in getting people living with HIV to events designed for them and his recent efforts to challenge stigma and make people living with HIV more comfortable about being visible.
Poz AIDS activist Jim Pickett says hard-core PrEP opponents “distrust and mischaracterize science – either due to true misunderstanding or to cynical manipulation. They are stuck in a mind-set that posits condoms as the only valid form of HIV prevention."
Marc-André LeBlanc says that PrEP is a hot topic in HIV prevention circles. There is more and more discussion about it in gay media, on social networks, and even in mass media. But is it even on the radar of the average gay man?
Our LA correspondent Kengi reports Sheryl Lee Ralph was fabulous on stage and did not disappoint her fans in a night filled with music and plenty of laughter at the 24th Annual Diva’s Simply Singing at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood.
From TheBody.com “I am all about sharing how I became HIV positive, especially if my story will provide a sense of comfort, help someone relate or even educate others. But it's my story to tell and I will tell it at the right place and time, . . "
PositiveLite.com interviewee Dr. Julio Montaner has been nominated to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, a prestigious honour that recognizes the significant contributions and achievements by Dr. Montaner in the field of HIV/AIDS. Bob Leahy reports.
An Australian company Starpharma is to launch a condom coated with an antimicrobial chemical known as VivaGel. While it might be marketed as a great leap forward for preventing STIs, it’s unlikely to offer any more protection than your average condom