Articles tagged with: April 2012

Portraits of New Generation HIV Researchers

published: April, 22, 2012 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Activism, Sexual Health, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Zack Marshall got his start in the HIV field as a volunteer. Now he’s doing community based research on trans men’s sexual health issues with the help of Universities Without Walls

Portraits of New Generation HIV Researchers

This profile was fiist published on the Universities Without Walls (UWW) website.  Name: Zack Marshall Affiliation: PhD at Memorial University Consultant, Griffin Centre, UWW 3.0 Interests: Grassroots, community-based organizing, health care ethics, marginalized communities, sexuality, sexual health, intersectional analyses, critical social science perspectives Influences: Community activists, people who bridge academic research and community environments If I wasn't doing all of this...

Spotlight on Moksha Yoga, Daniel Uy Interviews Jess Robertson

published: April, 22, 2012 Categories // Yoga, Fitness and Exercise, Lifestyle, Living with HIV

If you want to know where the water comes from, you need to look upstream and closer towards the source.

Spotlight on Moksha Yoga, Daniel Uy Interviews Jess Robertson

Recently I wrote an article about my first time experience with practicing yoga. During this I had a great opportunity to get in contact with one of my first teachers, Jess Robertson.  Jess has been busy.  Not only is Jess the co-founder of Moksha Yoga, along with Ted Grand, and leading teacher training around the world with him, but Jess has still managed to keep her life simple.  Living not only as an example of this yoga way of life, but breathing those ideals and actions into the founda

My Barebacking Journey

published: April, 22, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

PositiveLite.com likes to hear from people with all points of view. So we asked poz UK barebacker Josh Landale to write about his controversial experiences.

My Barebacking Journey

 "...The fact is HIV is now a part of who I am, and as such, a part of my barebacking journey" Such a simple statement it seemed, written on my blog in response to a reader who had emailed me to say that he was no longer logging on to read what I had to write, as I was now writing about HIV issues, despite himself being HIV+.  It could have fallen into the archives of the blog, like so many of the postings I have made in the 6 years of writing Confessions Of...except that it caught the a

Bang for your Buck

published: April, 21, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

A guest post from AIDS New Brunswick’s Executive Director Nick Scott on what ASO’s have to gather statistics and report activity, all in the cause of accountability.

Bang for your Buck

It’s that time of year again! It’s the time when community organizations prove just how accountable we are to the public… even if it kills us. For those of you who may not be “in the know” or in the thick of it, the fiscal year is over and all (Canadian) AIDS organizations must complete a rather daunting reporting process to the federal government known as PERT through an online application called PDCAS. My motivation for taking a break from this very process to write about this see

Scarlet Positive Youth Trailer

published: April, 20, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Youth, Movies, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Scarlet Positive Youth is a 1 hour documentary which follows 4 HIV affected or infected youth (late teens to 27) in 4 different North American cities in Cinéma vérité style.

The producers say: Growing up in the 1980s and 90s we were hammered with terrifying statistics of HIV/AIDS. Thirty years in, we are still learning. What education do youth receive now and why is the youth infection rate still the highest? We have seen retrospective documentaries about the AIDS crisis and interviews with survivors but what about the positive youth of today? We aim to feature accessible and inspirational individuals and the often rocky road that they've traveled to get here. E

PositiveLite.com Interviews VOICES director Daniel Larson Sidhu

published: April, 18, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Features and Interviews, International , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy interviews the director of the documentary VOICES, the story of how in 2006 AIDS activists in Toronto made a future possible for HIV-positive South Africans.

PositiveLite.com Interviews VOICES director Daniel Larson Sidhu

Bob Leahy: Thanks for talking to PositiveLite.com. We’ll talk about the film’s connection with Toronto in a minute. Tell me about yourself, first, Daniel.  Daniel: Thank you too. Sure, for people who don’t know me I’d say I’m a person who doesn’t give up. I think two things have shaped my life; and those two things are acting and running. Both pursuits are about discipline and determination – and both have made me the person I am today. Bob: You’ve made a film called VOICES

“What do you do for a living?”

published: April, 18, 2012 Categories // Women, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

If you work in the AIDS community is it sometimes easier to lie about what you do? Or just be vague? Megan DePutter reports.

“What do you do for a living?”

Enjoying the nice warm weather we had recently, a colleague and I headed out for an evening beer on a patio.  My colleague informed me that tonight she and her husband would be meeting their new neighbours. “What are you going to tell them you do for a living?” I asked. It’s THE question to ask when you’re meeting someone new.  It is a difficult question for a lot of people to answer. When I was growing up, my father was an independent agricultural market analyst & strategist. T

Bucking the Trend

published: April, 18, 2012 Categories // Activism, International , Lifestyle, Opinion Pieces

Our new writer, transman Wes Austin : “Why I can’t support Jenna Talackova’s bid for Miss Universe”

Bucking the Trend

Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Photogenic, Miss Congeniality (and you thought it was just a movie?)  - all around the globe there exists contests in which women fight to be crowned the winner. While all of them certainly include questions about goals, education, and passions it’s alarmingly evident that it’s still a beauty contest when you watch their swimsuit and evening-wear segments.  Particularly in the televised pageants, there is, at best, a cursory examination of a contestant’s e

Reflections on Performing in The Laramie Project – Part Seven. Reassurances in Life

published: April, 17, 2012 Categories // Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Performances, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific

John Henry Rombough-Davie: “I realize that I have taken the liberty of not talking more about the play, but rather myself. Similar to going to see a movie, you don’t want someone to tell you too much about it, just that you have to see it!”

Last night I spent a couple of hours with someone I just met at the Queen Street Commons Café.  He is an artist, does paintings of cyclists around the world at various events.  He explained that some of his subjects have never been painted before. Our conversation went to extreme depth with respect to life and how we see ourselves as humans on this earth.  Instead of working on projects I had set out for myself, I chose to listen, which I must say has not been something I’ve done overly

Semen goes viral – or does it?

published: April, 17, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Sexual Health, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

If you have an undetectable viral load, is your semen undetectable too? Researchers say it may not be. But what’s the likelihood of actual HIV transmission? And how should we process that risk? Bob Leahy reports.

Semen goes viral – or does it?

There has been a flurry of articles recently with headlines like “Undetectable Viral Load? Not Necessarily in Semen” like this one in POZ.  Discovery of this connection isn’t the least bit new, of course, but what’s drawn attention is new research from Boston which furthers our understanding of the associated risk a little more. More on what that research says in a moment. The headlines may sound alarming for those who thought, because they’d reached undetectable, they were muc

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