Articles tagged with: AIDS Committee of Toronto

New insights in HIV management and strategies for a cure

published: October, 01, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Events, Health, Revolving Door, Events, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

ACT’s second Community Health Forum in the current series is on new insights in HIV management and strategies for a cure. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available via webcast.

New insights in HIV management and strategies for a cure

The second 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, October 10, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street in Toronto.  The topic this month is New insights in HIV Management and Strategies for a Cure. The forum will address questions such as:  What is the current problem with curing HIV infection? Reservoirs and immune containment. What shou

Sex and party drugs - revisited

published: September, 06, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , John McCullagh

Being a gay or bi guy who manages his drugs and booze and who navigates the realities of HIV, STIs and stigma requires spunk!

Sex and party drugs - revisited

SPUNK! [spuhngk] - noun a. Courage, spirit, boldness, resilience: Show some spunk. b. A slang word for semen                     Being a gay or bi guy requires courage and boldness of spirit - period. Being a gay or bi guy who manages his drugs and booze and who navigates the realities of HIV, STIs and stigma requires spunk! How can we be healthy if we use drugs and alcohol, but are afraid or ashamed to reach out about these t

How to live well with HIV

published: September, 04, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Community Events, As Prevention , General Health, Events, Mental Health, Research, Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

John McCullagh talks with Robin Rhodes of ACT about his agency’s monthly educational workshops for people living with HIV - workshops that are now webcast across Canada and around the world.

How to live well with HIV

For those of us who work or volunteer in the HIV sector, there are often opportunities to attend workshops and conferences about new developments in HIV prevention and treatment and, for those of us living with HIV, on managing our heath in all of its dimensions - physical, emotional and spiritual. For most other HIVers though, such opportunities are not as readily available, due to cost, time, location or inclination. This is where the Community Health Forums put on by the AIDS Committee of

Where Yoga and HIV Come Together and Play

published: June, 27, 2012 Categories // Yoga, Fitness and Exercise, Lifestyle, Living with HIV

Daniel Uy’s Spotlight on Yoga: Yoga Unite (If you open up and put it out there, people take notice)

Where Yoga and HIV Come Together and Play

So recently I was interviewed by Socially Fit.  They were looking for inspirational stories and interviewed me with some questions.  We had it re-printed on positivelite.com here.  What was awesome was that in it I put out to the universe world that if there was any way that I could give back to HIV community or world at large, to contact and let me know.  Somehow that phrase opened the door. Very soon after that I was contacted by some individuals in Toronto who were in the process of lo

TowelTalk: Inside Toronto’s Bathhouses

published: June, 05, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Gay Men, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

John McCullagh talks with Marco Posadas about TowelTalk, a bathhouse counselling program that seeks to address the psychosocial issues that have an impact on HIV risk for gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men.

TowelTalk: Inside Toronto’s Bathhouses

For many years, outreach workers and volunteers from community-based organizations have worked with bathhouses to provide HIV and STI awareness, prevention and education services to bathhouse patrons. ACT, a Toronto ASO, has augmented these sexual health promotion activities through TowelTalk. This innovative program offers brief, walk-in counselling sessions in the bathhouse by professionally trained counsellors. The objective is to address the psychosocial issues that can have an i

Coming up: Totally outRIGHT In Toronto: Register by May 14.

published: May, 07, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Youth, Events, Events, Lifestyle, Population Specific

Totally outRIGHT is a sexual health leadership program for young gay/bi/queer guys who are 18 – 26 years old.

Coming up: Totally outRIGHT In Toronto: Register by May 14.

Totally outRIGHT is a sexual health leadership program for young gay/bi/queer guys who are 18 – 26 years old. The program is designed by young men and for young men who are from a diversity of ethno-specific backgrounds, trans identities or HIV statuses and interested in becoming healthy, smart and sexy trendsetters in Toronto. If you’re older than 26 but younger than 30 and interested in coming give us a call! We might be able to fit you in!  Totally outRIGHT is being organized by the

Scott Foley goes to Totally Outright in Toronto

published: May, 03, 2012 Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Scott Foley says “I recently had the pleasure of being part of the Aids Committee of Toronto’s (ACT) very first Totally Outright Group- a leadership workshop series for young gay and bi guys interested in being healthy, sex-savvy trendsetters.”

I first heard about this group from PositiveLite.com publisher John McCullagh in a post he wrote, which you can read here, where he interviewed Jody Jollimore, the program manager at the Health Initiative for Men (HIM), a gay men’s health organization in Vancouver, and Rui Pires, Gay Men’s Community Education Coordinator at AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT). Both leaders described it as a leadership program for young gay men where we can learn about love, life, sexuality, sexual health and h

Three gay community leaders of tomorrow tell their stories

published: March, 27, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Youth, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Today on PositiveLite.com, three young gay men write about how an an investment in their futures by Vancouver’s Totally Outright program literally changed their lives. This is how we create the gay community leaders of tomorrow.

Three gay community leaders of tomorrow tell their stories

(left to right Keith Reynolds, Daniel McGraw, Darren Ho) Earlier this year on PositiveLite.com, we profiled Totally Outright, a program for young gay men who show promise as future community leaders. Today, in a special series of articles by three graduates of the program, we hope to show how, by investing in these and similar young men, we’re able to ensure that the future of Canada’s gay community will be in good hands. The uplifting stories of Daniel McGraw, Keith Reynolds and Darren

A strength-based approach to gay men’s health

published: February, 26, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , John McCullagh

John McCullagh talks to Duncan MacLachlan of the AIDS Committee of Toronto about risk and resilience in gay men’s lives.

A strength-based approach to gay men’s health

There’s a new approach that’s taking place in HIV prevention and support programs, particularly those focused on gay men, that’s based on supporting us in maintaining good health, particularly good sexual health, by emphasizing our strengths and resilience rather than focusing on risk behaviours and pathologizing our weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Here on PositiveLite.Com, we’ve featured several programs that utilize this new approach: It’s Hottest at the Start; The Sex You Want;

ACT Community Health Forum: HIV & the effects of other conditions

published: February, 09, 2012 Categories // Community Events, Mental Health, Events, Health, Events

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, online broadcast also available.

ACT Community Health Forum: HIV & the effects of other conditions

ACT Community Health ForumHIV AND THE EFFECTS OF OTHER CONDITIONS Wednesday February 15th.  2012   7-9pm. Eastern time also via web cast: www.actornto.org/forum Ramada Plaza Hotel. 300 Jarvis StreetToronto  

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