Articles tagged with: AIDS Committee of Toronto

30 years of ACT: A conversation with Hazelle Palmer

published: April, 18, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Events, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

As the AIDS Committee of Toronto, Canada’s largest AIDS service organization, turns 30-years-old, the agency’s executive director talks with PositiveLite.com about its past, present and future.

30 years of ACT: A conversation with Hazelle Palmer

The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) was founded thirty years ago, in 1983. In this video interview, the agency’s executive director Hazelle Palmer reflects back on the organization’s beginnings, how it has changed over the years as HIV and AIDS have changed and how ACT will continue to make a difference in people’s lives in 2013 and beyond.

Young gay and bi men — your time to lead is now!

published: April, 04, 2013 Categories // Dating, Community Events, Gay Men, Youth, Events, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Lifestyle, Guest Authors, Sex and Sexuality

Do you have four days to be smarter, healthier and sexier? Totally outRIGHT may be for you or someone you know!

Young gay and bi men — your time to lead is now!

Totally outRIGHT is a free leadership workshop series for young gay and bi guys in the Toronto area interested in sexual health. Sponsored by ACT, these workshops are for a cross-section of young gay and bi guys (ages 18-29). They are open to HIV-negative and HIV-positive guys, trans guys and guys from different ethnic backgrounds.  The workshops consist of 17 modules over four days that build resilience and community. They are based on the success of the Totally outRIGHT program that was pi

Webinar - HIV-related fatigue and the role of hormones in men and women

published: March, 04, 2013 Categories // Community Events, Events, Health, Revolving Door, Events, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

ACT’s March Community Health Forum focuses on HIV-related fatigue and the role of hormones in men and women. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar.

Webinar - HIV-related fatigue and the role of hormones in men and women

The seventh and final workshop in the current series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)  will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street in Toronto. This month, the forum will focus on HIV related fatigue and the role of hormones in men and women Topics to be discussed will include: Causes of fatigue and ways to address it through elimination Hormones and other supplemen

Webinar - Anal cancer / Sexually-transmitted opportunistic infections

published: February, 06, 2013 Categories // Community Events, Events, Health, Revolving Door, Events, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

ACT’s February Community Health Forum focuses on two topics: Anal cancer and sexually-transmitted opportunistic infections. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar.

Webinar - Anal cancer / Sexually-transmitted opportunistic infections

The sixth workshop in the current series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street in Toronto.  This month, the forum will focus on the risk factors for anal cancer and prevention and on resilience and the challenges of sexually-transmitted opportunistic infections. Topics to be discussed will include:  Epidemiology and

Webinar - HIV-positive newcomers to Canada: Migration Challenges and Successes

published: January, 02, 2013 Categories // Community Events, Events, Health, Revolving Door, Events, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

ACT’s January Community Health Forum focuses on the challenges faced and successes experienced by HIV-positive newcomers to Canada. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar

Webinar - HIV-positive newcomers to Canada: Migration Challenges and Successes

The fifth workshop in the current series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street in Toronto.  This month, the forum will focus on the challenges faced and successes experienced by HIV-positive newcomers to Canada. Topics to be discussed will include:  Ethnoracial diversity Getting into health care Navigating the system The

Winston Husbands

published: December, 09, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) profiles well known community member, AIDS Committee of Toronto’s Winston Husbands.

Winston Husbands

Winston Husbands has been the Director of Research at the AIDS Committee of Toronto since 2001. He is a long standing member of the African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario, and has acted as Co-Chair (2004-2008), Director (2008-2009), and is currently a member of the Research Committee. He is an Adjunct lecturer at the U of T Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and is a member of the OHTN's Research Policy & Priorities Advisory Committee. In 2009, Winston was awarded the Ontari

Webinar: 2012 International AIDS Conference overview

published: November, 29, 2012 Categories // International AIDS Conference , Community Events, Conferences, Events, Health, Revolving Door, Events, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

ACT’s December Community Health Forum provides an overview of two conferences held in 2012: the International AIDS Conference and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Attendance is free.

Webinar: 2012 International AIDS Conference overview

The fourth workshop in the current series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street in Toronto.  This month, the forum will provide an overview of both the International AIDS Conference held in Washington in July 2012 and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), held in San Francisco this past S

The 2012 Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll Awards

published: November, 23, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Events, Health, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

The annual OAN Honour Roll Awards acknowledge the long-term and consistent contributions of individuals or organizations that use their experiences, skills, resources and voices to champion the cause of HIV/AIDS in Ontario.

The 2012 Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll Awards

Each year since 1996, the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN)  has recognized outstanding leadership and achievement within the HIV/AIDS movement in Ontario through its Honour Roll awards. The Honour Roll acknowledges the long-term and consistent contributions of individuals or organizations that use their experiences, skills, resources and voices to champion the cause of HIV/AIDS in Ontario.  The OAN is a coalition of people living with HIV and AIDS, AIDS service organizations and AIDS service prog

Webinar: HIV and mental health: New thinking, new strategies

published: November, 05, 2012 Categories // Community Events, Mental Health, Events, Research, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Events, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

ACT’s third Community Health Forum in the current series is on new thinking and strategies with regard to HIV and mental health. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar.

Webinar: HIV and mental health: New thinking, new strategies

The third workshop in the current series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street in Toronto.  The topic this month is HIV and mental health: New thinking, new strategies. Topics to be discussed at this forum include:  Mental illness is common in HIV, whether present before infection or as a complication of living with HIV Op

Coming up: Totally outRIGHT in Toronto: Register by November 4

published: October, 22, 2012 Categories // Community Events, Dating, Gay Men, Youth, Events, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Events, Lifestyle, Guest Authors, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Totally outRIGHT is a sexual health leadership program for young gay/bi/trans/queer guys who are 18-29 years old.

Coming up: Totally outRIGHT in Toronto: Register by November 4

Another session of Totally outRIGHT is starting soon in Toronto. It’s a sexual health leadership program for young men aged 18-29. Sponsored by ACT, it’s for guys who are HIV-negative and HIV-positive, trans guys and guys from different ethnic backgrounds who like guys. Its purpose is to prepare men to be leaders in their communities by providing them with information about love, life, sexuality and sexual health.  Totally outRIGHT consists of 17 modules over four days that build resilie

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