Articles tagged with: 2012

One Blood: Youth Linked in Action

published: January, 09, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, International , Living with HIV, John McCullagh

Capturing the voices of youth in Jamaica and the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada, a powerful 20-minute documentary takes you into the hearts, minds, experiences and struggles of those living with and affected by HIV

One Blood: Youth Linked in Action

Youth in the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada face many similar issues with respect to the risk of contracting HIV. An international project that linked youth from Jamaica and Ontario to address these issues resulted in a powerful 20-minute video documentary that takes you into the hearts, experiences and struggles of those living with and affected by HIV. You can see the video here. You can also read more about the issues facing these youth on the website of the Interagency Co

HIV In The Mix: A Mix-Tape Playlist

published: January, 08, 2012 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Music, Lifestyle, Living with HIV

Michael Burtch, The Tattooed Activist, shares with you the songs he listens too when trying to cope with having HIV.

  When I was first diagnosed as having HIV, I created a playlist on my i-pod of the most depressing songs imaginable. I’d stalk the streets of my downtown neighbourhood at night, doing a lot of mournful thinking, while passing under the glow of street lamps and neon signs with my head hung down and my hands tucked firmly in my pockets. I wanted my environment to match my mood, so I’d leave my brightly painted apartment and bubbly roommate behind, and follow the crumbling concrete sidewal

Goodbye 2011......Hello 2012" (another blog by Alphonso King Jr.)

published: January, 06, 2012 Categories // DJ Relentless, Arts and Entertainment, Music, Opinion Pieces

DJ Relentless aka Jade Elektra weighs in with a post on the highs and lows of 2011 in music, life and politics.

Goodbye 2011......Hello 2012

Well, it’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. 2011 was quite a year. From the ridiculous candidates for the next presidential election in the States to the State of New York passing Gay Marriage. It was definitely a year that kept you on your toes. Just when you thought you had heard it all, someone would say something that just made you wanna clutch the pearls. First I would like to pay my respects to those who passed on this year. Of course, there were many who left us, but t

Reviews: See what New Year's resolution that Louise quickly broke.

published: January, 05, 2012 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Performances, Theatre

From Living With Henry, to Green Day, Louise has your (post) holiday treats

Living with Henry : The Normal Heart- The Sequel I recently saw The Normal Heart in New York. It reminded me of the bad old days of HIV when everyone died and everyone wanted researchers to find a cure. Living with Henry could be considered the sequel and a cautionary tale (no pun intended). The acting was generally very good although it was hard to hear Jenny when she turned away from us. The characters exemplifiied most of the competing and diverse perspectives in this epidemic today - t

Sex, risk, viral load and HIV criminalization

published: January, 04, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Sexual Health, Health, Legal, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

A new year’s update: John McCullagh reports on two positive developments that move forward the debate about sex, risk, undetectable viral load and the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure.

Sex, risk, viral load and HIV criminalization

The year 2011, just ended, marked the thirtieth anniversary of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Much has been achieved in those three decades, most notably advances in treatment that have changed the face of HIV for those who have access to antiretroviral (ARV) medication from a terminal illness to a chronic yet manageable disease. But of late there’s been other good news to celebrate. Just last month, for example, researchers from the University of Western Ontario announced that clinical trials are

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