Articles tagged with: April 2012

Nothing Can Stop Me

published: April, 30, 2012 Categories // Yoga, Fitness and Exercise, Lifestyle, Living with HIV

Daniel on Daniel: Strength Is More Than Physical Measurement

Nothing Can Stop Me

This article first appeared on the blog Socially Fit. Meet Daniel Uy. A yogi by trade and fun-loving guy by nature. Very funny and honest. There is one thing that makes him stand out (other than his awesome personality), and that is the fact that he is HIV+. He has been living with the virus for fifteen years. Through yoga, fitness, and overall well-being he has reclaimed his life and here he is sharing his story. I wasn’t an adult very long before HIV.  I was never the modicum of vital

Safer Sex for Seniors

published: April, 30, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Health, Sexual Health, Sex and Sexuality , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy looks at the rise in STI infections in the over-50 set, a website promoting safer sex for seniors and a video that features sexed-up seniors doing the nasty.

Safer Sex for Seniors

Who says senior years mean an end to sex?.  Studies have shown shown that more than 80% of 50-90 year olds are sexually active.  But for the same age group, sexually transmitted infection rates have doubled in the past decade in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., says a recent study. According to a CTV News story, there has also been a significant increase in the number of older adults accessing HIV care, up 82 per cent since 2001. While much of that increase is due to HIV patients

End of the road

published: April, 29, 2012 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Performances, Population Specific

John Henry Rombough-Davie’s last piece about performing in the Cambridge, Ontario production of The Laramie Projcet – Ten Years Later.

Left - Cover picture for John’s portfolio of writings about performing in The Laramie Project – Ten Years Later, a play written by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project. We’re now at the end, but it’s only another beginning This incredible theatrical masterpiece has drawn to an end here, but only with respect to the performances that had been scheduled.  Both Wednesday and Friday nights performances achieved standing ovations.  Thursday’s matinee unfortunat

PrEP acceptable to UK gay men, studies find

published: April, 29, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Current Affairs, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) would be an acceptable HIV prevention strategy for large numbers of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in major UK cities, according to two studies presented at a British HIV conference this week.

PrEP acceptable to UK gay men, studies find

This article by Roger Pebody first  appeared on aidsmap.  The First Study Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) would be an acceptable HIV prevention strategy for large numbers of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in major UK cities, according to two studies presented to the British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference in Birmingham this week. The conference also heard details of a small pilot PrEP study, likely to start recruiting later this year. A cross-sectional survey of 842

Life List

published: April, 27, 2012 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Population Specific

Young Ken Monteith kept a lttle list. Of men. Ring any bells?

Life List

You know that thing that ardent ornithologists do? You know, writing down their sightings of each different variety of bird they have laid eyes on, where and when. This post is not about that. It's not about looking, and it's not about birds. No, when I was a fresh-faced young gay, just out of the closet, I briefly kept a little list of the men I had slept with. No euphemisms: I had had sex with them, usually with very little sleeping involved. My WASPy prudishness caught up with me a few mon

Hello Operator

published: April, 27, 2012 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Rob Newman isn’t sure about long-distance relationships. “Are relationships that start from afar doomed to fail?” he asks.

Recently I found myself having to end an on again off again long distance connection.  Two years was a long time to remain uncertain, but we did try and it really was a more off than on situation.  Still such a time can leave feelings raw and emotions high.  I was sorry for my own indecisiveness and even more so to inflict that on another on an ongoing basis.  Over the past seven years I have been an importer, if you will, of boyfriends and paramours from the GTA (Greater Toronto Area)  

Dance on Over to Dancing Queen

published: April, 26, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Performances, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy reviews the new Sky Gilbert play at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre about an intergenerational gay love triangle that combine drama and dance to interesting - and winning - effect.

Dance on Over to Dancing Queen

The bottom line first: a surprisingly conventional drama cloaked in unconventional garb, this is a love story that’s both intensely familiar and, thanks to the use of dance segments which illustrate the action, unique and exciting.  Combine this formula with highly disciplined and skillful acting of the first order and you have a show that tries hard to please – and does, in spades. What’s it about? Simple really – and all highly accessible. Fresh-faced young Alan is new in town from

Small-Town Life

published: April, 26, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // CATIE, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

HIV in Canada is often seen as an urban issue, but that’s far from the whole picture. Diane Peters talks with people about the challenges and benefits of living with HIV outside the big city.

Small-Town Life

This article first appeared in The Positive Side, a publication of CATIE.   Une version française est disponible ici. IT WAS SOMETHING you could probably only get away with at a house party in a small town: drinking directly from a wine bottle and alternating swigs with a young woman you just met. That was what 23-year-old George from Louisbourg, Cape Breton, was doing at a recent party — and having a blast. The new buddies were getting cheerfully drunk when a couple pulled the young w

What the Public Thinks.

published: April, 25, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Conferences, Legal, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy went to Montreal to be a panelist at the CAHR conference discussing a large-scale survey detailing the Canadian public’s views on everything from condoms to criminalization - to us. Here is his report.

What the Public Thinks.

Did you know that three-quarters of people in Canada believe people who don’t disclose their status to sexual partners should be imprisoned? Or that only 29% have ever gone for an HIV test? Or that only one in two describe condoms as a “very effective” means of HIV prevention? These are some of the more interesting findings of a just released draft report on Canadian Attitudes, Behaviour and Knowledge Related to HIV/AIDS.  It comes from the CIHR Social Research Centre in HIV Preventio

Café Scientifique

published: April, 25, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Aging, Community Events, Events, Health, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Events, Guest Authors

Coming up in Toronto -an informative and interactive chance to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly - for men aging with HIV.

Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique*: HIV and Aging for Men with HIV When: Tuesday May 8, 6:30-9:00pm Where: Fuzion Resto-Lounge 580 Church Street Toronto, ON Who: RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakdd7d45c97c6a2033d489767ff365330a').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addydd7d45c97c6a2033d489767ff365330a = 'gmitchell' + '@'

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