Articles tagged with: HIV-positive

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

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part Three

published: February, 27, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Len Tooley is an HIV-negative gay guy who is on pre-exposure prophylaxis. In this third of three interviews with PositiveLite.com, he responds to critics of negative guys who think PrEP is right for them.

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part Three

Len Tooley is a relatively young, HIV-negative gay guy who works in downtown Toronto as a gay men’s health promoter and an HIV educator, tester and counsellor. As a way of helping him stay HIV-negative, his family doctor prescribed him Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  In the first part of his interview with me, which we published two weeks ago, Len talked about what motivated him to go on PrEP. Last week he discussed the conversations he had with his family doctor about PrE

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part Two

published: February, 20, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Len Tooley, an HIV-negative guy on pre-exposure prophylaxis, works as a gay men’s health promoter, HIV educator, tester and counsellor. In this second of three interviews, he talks about conversations with his doctor about PrEP and about being on it.

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part Two

Len Tooley is a 31-year old, sexually active, HIV-negative gay guy who lives in downtown Toronto, where he works as a gay men's health promoter, HIV educator, tester and counsellor. As a way of helping him stay HIV-negative, his family doctor has prescribed him Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  In the first part of his interview with me, which we published last week, Len and I talked about what motivated his decision to go on PrEP. This week, he discusses the conversations h

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part One

published: February, 13, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Len Tooley is an HIV-negative gay guy on pre-exposure prophylaxis who works in Toronto as a gay men’s health promoter, HIV educator, tester and counsellor. In the first of three interviews about being on PrEP, he discusses his decision to go on it.

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part One

In July 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Truvada (a fixed dose combination in one tablet of emtricitabine and tenofovir) to reduce the risk of HIV infection in uninfected individuals who are at high risk of HIV infection and who may engage in sexual activity with HIV-infected partners. This use of an anti-HIV drug to prevent infection is known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  PrEP is considered by most observers to be a major breakthrough in

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

John McCullagh interviews Dr Sean Rourke on HIV and brain health

published: January, 16, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Aging, Conferences, Mental Health, Research, Features and Interviews, Health, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, John McCullagh

How does HIV affect the brain? In the era of HAART, many symptoms are mild and difficult to pick up but this doesn’t mean that they’re unimportant. John McCullagh asked neuropsychologist Dr Sean Rourke what we should be looking out for

John McCullagh interviews Dr Sean Rourke on HIV and brain health

Over 50% of those of us living with HIV can develop cognitive impairments that will affect our attention span, learning efficiency, reasoning/problem solving, word finding and psychomotor skills. In most cases these impairments overall tend to be mild, but even at this level they can affect a person’s ability to work and to carry out day-to-day activities and can lead to difficulties in social situations.  To improve brain health and quality of life for people living with HIV, we need bett

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

John McCullagh interviews Lisa Power on HIV and aging

published: December, 19, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Aging, OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Conferences, Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, John McCullagh

What should service providers be doing differently to help people living with HIV stay healthy and active into old age? At the recent OHTN Research Conference in Toronto, John McCullagh put this question to Lisa Power of the UK’s Terrence Higgins Trust

John McCullagh interviews Lisa Power on HIV and aging

Thanks to ART, those of us with HIV are now living much longer. But aging with HIV is not without its challenges. In addition to the normal aging process, people aging with HIV face complications associated with the virus, side effects of treatment and high rates of comorbidities with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, renal disease, arthritis and osteoporosis. And often we experience social isolation and financial challenges as well.  So what should service providers be

posterVIRUS 2012

published: December, 04, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Art, Community Events, Activism, Arts and Entertainment, Launches, Events, Features and Interviews, Health, Legal, Living with HIV, Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

John McCullagh talks with AIDS ACTION NOW’s Jessica Whitbread and Alex McClelland about the 2012 posterVIRUS project in which artists and activists collaborated in producing posters to respond to current issues facing people living with HIV.

posterVIRUS 2012

In honour of The Day With(out) Art, AIDS ACTION NOW! (AAN) last week launched at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) eight new collaborative activist art works as part of the posterVIRUS project. They are being plastered across the streets of Toronto while being simultaneously launched online via AAN’s posterVIRUS Facebook and Tumblir pages.  I had the opportunity at the AGO launch to catch up with posterVIRUS curators Jessica Whitbread and Alex McClelland and to chat

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

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