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Gains and…challenges

published: December, 01, 2014 Categories // Activism, Launches, Health, Sexual Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

COCQ-SIDA's new campaign takes on HIV stigma by matching the gains in the fight against HIV/AIDS against the challenges that remain. Ken Monteith reports.

Gains and…challenges

First of all, let's get the declaration of conflict of interest out of the way. I am the Executive Director of COCQ-SIDA and an HIV-positive participant in this campaign. The second role was more important in contributing to the content of the message, which was developed in collaboration with a number of COCQ-SIDA's member organizations and the participants themselves.  The challenge that many of us in the HIV movement face constantly is to present a real picture of what HIV is today, balan

#RedRemindsMe

published: November, 24, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Launches, Photography, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy says "Our Friends at the Body.com have organized a World AIDS Day campaign to reinforce the concept of the red ribbon, called #RedRemindsMe. Here are three photos which might give you some ideas.

#RedRemindsMe

Says TheBody.com of #RedRemindsMe: ”It’s an inspirational photo contest to raise awareness and draw on the empowerment of the red ribbon to eradicate stigma. Participants take a picture of something red in their lives and caption it with how this reminds them of HIV’s global presence using our hashtag (#RedRemindsMe) to enter. There are a lot of ways to take part: by posting on their own Instagram and Twitter, as well as submitting directly via our Facebook app or the campaign splash pa

www.dot.awesome – meet the digital red ribbon

published: October, 02, 2014 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // Social Media, Fundraisers, Current Affairs, Launches, Living with HIV, Michael Bouldin

Michael Bouldin on what's behind the new kid on the block, dothiv, a domain name that donates money to AIDS charities with every click you make

www.dot.awesome – meet the digital red ribbon

I don’t normally mix my business/activism/whatever interests with my writing proclivities; it’s unfair to my publisher, and Bob Leahy’s angelic patience is better tried with some smut-depravity first-person account of the flavor I hope and pray my mom, dad, husband, evil mother-in-law will never read. Writing about work is an unseemly practice in my book at least. Buy an ad already, people.  But as they say, no rule without exceptions. Ladies and gentlemen, please meet my not-boss, Car

Changing times, changing names

published: March, 11, 2014 Categories // Current Affairs, Launches, Events, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Some agencies that previously had only “AIDS” in their title are reassessing how well their name now fits their client base in 2014. Megan DePutter writes about what her own agency has done.

Changing times, changing names

This year the AIDS Committee of Guelph & Wellington County reaches two significant milestones: A 25 year anniversary and a name change. The AIDS Committee of Guelph will now operate as ARCH: HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health. For us, this name change exemplifies the fact that over the years we've expanded our scope and reach considerably. Our catchment area has grown well beyond Guelph and Wellington County and we are now able to provide more in-depth programs and outreach to people

posterVIRUS 2012

published: December, 04, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Community Events, Art, Activism, Arts and Entertainment, Launches, Events, Features and Interviews, Health, Legal, Living with HIV, Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

John McCullagh talks with AIDS ACTION NOW’s Jessica Whitbread and Alex McClelland about the 2012 posterVIRUS project in which artists and activists collaborated in producing posters to respond to current issues facing people living with HIV.

posterVIRUS 2012

In honour of The Day With(out) Art, AIDS ACTION NOW! (AAN) last week launched at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) eight new collaborative activist art works as part of the posterVIRUS project. They are being plastered across the streets of Toronto while being simultaneously launched online via AAN’s posterVIRUS Facebook and Tumblir pages.  I had the opportunity at the AGO launch to catch up with posterVIRUS curators Jessica Whitbread and Alex McClelland and to chat

CANFAR turns 25.

published: October, 30, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Youth, Current Affairs, Launches, Events, Research, Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Last week marked CANFAR’s 25th birthday. Bob Leahy reports

CANFAR turns 25.

CANFAR  started operations on October 26, 1987 and remains today the only privately funded charity in Canada that is solely focused on HIV and AIDS research. I’ve worked with them in the past, notably as a presenter in Montreal at CAHR 2012, talking about the excellent report they commissioned through CIHR on the Canadian public’s changing attitudes towards HIV and AIDS, which research has been used extensively since. But more than that, I have a soft spot for them.  Simply put, they are

A message from the Publisher

published: September, 04, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Launches, Events, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

Publisher John McCullagh writes about some exciting developments that are taking place at PositiveLite.com.

A message from the Publisher

Today, I want to tell you about some exciting developments that are taking place at PositiveLite.com.  First off, we've made some significant enhancements to the website. We've done this with the help of a new web developer, Make Good Media. We contracted with this small, progressive, Toronto-based company to help us with the technical side of our operations. They are providing a range of solutions for us to upgrade the site, making it more robust and user-friendly.  On Monday nigh

ACT Launching Campaign for gay men "Stronger Together - Keep It Up!'

published: June, 29, 2011 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Launches, Events, Health, Guest Authors

For 30 years our community has survived, thrived and been reslient. And we're still going strong.

ACT Launching Campaign for gay men

Announcement from the AIDS Committee of Toronto, June 29, 2011  t was in 1981 that reports of a strange, new disease affecting gay men first appeared in the news. In Toronto, it was the gay community that banded together to respond to HIV and AIDS, for it was gay men who were one of the first communities to be affected here. Over the past 30 years, HIV and AIDS has grown into a world wide epidemic affecting millions of men, women and children.Today, HIV affects many different communities