Articles tagged with: August 2012

Mirvan Ereon - revisiting his story for World AIDS Day 2016

published: November, 30, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Youth, Newly Diagnosed, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Four years ago PostiveLite.com mourned the death of its youngest writer, Mirvan Ereon, who passed away in his home country of the Philippines after a brave struggle with AIDS. Here's why it needs to be heard again

Mirvan Ereon - revisiting his story for World AIDS Day 2016

A November 2016 update from Editor Bob Leahy In August 2014 I wrote about the death of our youngest contributor, Mirvan Ereon. I never met Mirvan, although - and this speaks to the role of social media in the modern world and in the HIV community in particular - we knew each other well. For reasons I strive to understand, I have never been more moved by the death of someone with HIV than this. I still cry about it. And, be warned, you may well too. Some context: on World AIDS Day we traditi

New Options

published: August, 30, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Women, Sexual Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Population Specific

Expanding the HIV Prevention Toolkit. We hear from CATIE on the subject of new HIV prevention technologies and what would they mean for women.

New Options

This article by San Patten first appeared in Prevention in Focus, a publication of CATIE. Une version française est disponible ici.   Biomedical tools for HIV prevention, also known as new prevention technologies (or NPTs), are often touted as tools that will give women greater control over HIV prevention. But will these tools actually empower women? Here, we explore this question and some reasons for optimism and skepticism.  Women are more vulnerable to HIV In Canada and around the

Does treatment as prevention work less well with gay and bi men?

published: August, 30, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, As Prevention , Research, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Increased rates of unprotected sex among undiagnosed gay men wipe out benefits of diagnosis and HIV treatment, reports aidsmap.

Does treatment as prevention work less well with gay and bi men?

This article by Michael Carter was first published by NAM/aidsmap. Republished with permission.  The ongoing HIV epidemic among gay men in the Netherlands is due to increased rates of unprotected sex, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Higher rates of risky sex, especially among undiagnosed individuals and men who are not taking anti-HIV drugs, are offsetting the benefits provided by testing and antiretroviral treatment. “The resurgent epidemic in the Netherland

HIV Normal

published: August, 29, 2012 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Michael Bouldin

Michael Bouldin lives in New York City: “Being positive, in my world, among my friends, is the new normal” he says.

HIV Normal

There are three challenges to writing about HIV, that is, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the underlying cause of AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. One, you have to decide whether to use the raging language of the apocalypse (for the uninfected), all the better to scare the kids straight, no pun intended, on the danger of it, or (for the infected), the soothing tones of love, hope and survival. Two, you have to decide whether to write about the medicine of it, the politics, the de

WHAT MAKES A PERSON FEEL WORTHY

published: August, 28, 2012 Categories // Gay Men, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

John Henry Rombough-Davie with the story of how his AIDS Service Organization nourishes his personal growth.

I’ve been asked once again to partake in another speak with the VOLUNTEER ACTION CENTRE  (VAC) in Kitchener, with a message that read as follows: John, I was hoping to ask you to share your volunteer story once more; for the United Way's Day of Caring on September 19, the Volunteer Action Centre is working with a Day of Caring team to help develop their own volunteer stories and public speaking skills; it's been truly inspiring to see how the interview project you were a part of through VA

The City With No Pity

published: August, 28, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Guest writer Barry Haarde on the anniversary of the burning of the Ray family home in Arcadia, Florida.

The City With No Pity

Many people in the HIV/AIDS community will not remember that today, the 28th of August, is an anniversary of sorts. It is the anniversary of a battle in a war waged right here in our own nation. The war was undeclared and it was not against a foreign power. It was not fought over territory or the hope of economic gain or material conquest. It was not fought by professional soldiers and was not waged with weapons or guns of any kind. It was not a struggle against foreign nationals or enemy

Reflections

published: August, 27, 2012 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Activism, Brian Finch

The lesson this week: think before responding to detractors, and the more people tell me I can’t say something , the more committed I am to saying it.

Reflections

I set out way back in 1987, two weeks after my best friend in the entire world at the time died, and I ended up on the public speaking track. Even though getting up in front of people was the scariest thing to do. A fellow died on a Winnipeg hospital palliative care ward way back. After he died, the infection control nurse at the time said to one nurse, “At least Terry isn’t suffering anymore.” To which the palliative care ward nurse replied, “I don’t think he suffered enough.” W

Fighting Stigma with Flair

published: August, 27, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy interviews Chris Richey and Scott McPherson, the inventive minds behind The Stigma Project, an LA based series of campaigns using bold graphics and innovative messaging designed to boldly attack HIV stigma everywhere

Fighting Stigma with Flair

Bob Leahy: Guys, thank you for talking to PositiveLite.com.  I want to fess up right away and tell you that I’m a big admirer of your current campaign.  I love the messages and I love the artwork.  It’s all very creative.  We’ll get to that bit in a minute, but let’s find out about you two.  Chris, I think you founded The Stigma Project with Scott, right?  Tell us why you did it.  Chris Richey: Well it sort of began as an extension of my own personal journey with HIV. Before be

Starting Treatment Early

published: August, 26, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Three-quarters of clinicians in the US willing to prescribe early HIV treatment for the purpose of prevention, reports aidsmap

Starting Treatment Early

This article by Michael Carter first appeared on NAM/aidsmap.  Republished with permission.  There is an overwhelming consensus among clinicians who prescribe HIV treatment in the US that people who are taking antiretroviral therapy are less likely to transmit HIV to their sexual partners, according to results of a study published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Results also showed that over three-quarters of care providers would be willing to

Honour Roll

published: August, 25, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Activism, Events, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Live in Ontario and know someone whose contributions to the HIV community deserve special recognition? The Ontario AIDS Network is currently accepting nominations for its 2012 Honour Roll awards. Find out more here.

Honour Roll

About the Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll 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. It's a celebration of outstanding leadership and achievement within the HIV/AIDS movement in Ontario. The Honour Roll acknowledges the long-term and consistent contributions of individuals or organizations that use their experiences, skills, resources and

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