Articles tagged with: John McCullagh

Three video vignettes on growing older with HIV

published: June, 07, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Treatment

Three people living with HIV share their thoughts on growing older with the virus in these video vignettes presented here for Realize by Health Programs Specialist Kate Murzin. And one of them features former PositiveLite.com publisher John McCullagh!

Three video vignettes on growing older with HIV

In March, Realize produced three short video vignettes on growing older with HIV which are now available on YouTube. The primary goal of the series is to bring to the foreground the faces and voices of older adults living with HIV.  There is a steadily growing number of older adults living with HIV in Canada, but their likenesses are often absent from HIV campaigns and their needs overlooked by funders, program planners and policy makers.  Realize is working with older adults living wi

Big changes at PositiveLite.com

published: February, 28, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Saying goodbye to former publisher John McCullagh

Big changes at PositiveLite.com

The PositiveLite.com team last week: (left to right) Rob Olver, Wayne Bristow, John McCullagh and Bob Leahy Noted community activist John McCullagh is relinquishing the PositiveLite.com publisher’s chair effective March 1. The move is designed to free up more time for his busy schedule of other activities, notably as chair of CATIE. Current editor Bob Leahy from Warkworth, Ontario  becomes the new PositiveLite.com publisher but will remain involved in editorial decisions. He will continu

HIV and aging in the Caribbean context

published: October, 05, 2016 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Conferences, Gay Men, Events, Features and Interviews, International , Living with HIV, John McCullagh

John McCullagh with a profile of David D. K. Soomarie, the face of HIV in Trinidad and Tobago.

HIV and aging in the Caribbean context

On September 24, realize, Canada’s national organization that fosters positive change for people living with HIV and other episodic disabilities — formerly known as the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) — held its annual Forum. The subject this year was Coming of Age: Exploring our Collective Response to HIV and Aging. In the past few years, medical science has provided us with the knowledge to drastically improve the health and extend the lives of people livin

The CPPN Wants You!

published: September, 20, 2016 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Social Media, Activism, CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Opinion Pieces, John McCullagh

John McCullagh reports on Canada's first network by and for people living with HIV.

The CPPN Wants You!

Ever since the early days of HIV in Canada, local networks of people living with HIV have been the primary drivers of the response to the epidemic. However, Canada has lacked a national network of people living with HIV acting collectively to inform and influence public policies. Until now, that is. Formed in the summer of 2015, and steadily gaining members since, the Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN) aims to respond to the changing needs of diverse communities of people with HIV. “I

Scotiabank AIDS Walk Toronto 2016

published: September, 11, 2016 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Social Media, Community Events, AIDS Walk for Life, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Fundraisers, Events, John McCullagh

This annual fundraiser took place on Sunday, September 11, 2016, to benefit ACT. Here are some photos of the event.

Scotiabank AIDS Walk Toronto 2016

The ACT team prepare to lead off the Walk In Toronto, 19,000 people are living with HIV, and one person in the city is newly diagnosed every day. The good news, however, is that new diagnoses are going down. The other good news is that treatment advances, new knowledge about the factors that lead to transmission and new prevention technologies allow us to envision a future without HIV. In the meantime, however, care, prevention and support services are still required for those living with, af

How can social workers help people with HIV manage and cope with HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND)?

published: September, 06, 2016 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Aging, Social Media, Mental Health, Research, Health, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

Read about and watch a video on how social workers and community-based organizations can assist older people with HIV who are concerned about their brain health.

How can social workers help people with HIV manage and cope with HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND)?

There are about 75,500 Canadians living with HIV, according to the latest statistics. And that population is aging. Indeed, it’s estimated that in a very few years half of all people living with HIV in Canada will be 50 years of age or older. This is good news because it shows that effective treatment with combination antiretroviral therapy can allow people with HIV to live a near-normal lifespan. The not-so-good news, however, is that 24% of all new HIV diagnoses in Canada in 2014 were amon

How has an aging population impacted HIV programs and services in Canada?

published: October, 06, 2015 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Aging, Health, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

The needs of people growing older with HIV are complex. How are community-based organizations and HIV clinics meeting the needs of the older people with HIV that they serve? John McCullagh reports.

How has an aging population impacted HIV programs and services in Canada?

People with HIV are now living longer, thanks to combination antiretroviral therapies. But new infections are on the rise among older adults too. This trend will culminate in the next few years with over half of all people with HIV in North America, Europe and Australia being over the age of 50.  For this reason, it is important to know what is out there in Canada in terms of HIV and aging-related programs and services, and how HIV organizations and clinics are meeting the needs of the o

Is PrEP right for me?

published: April, 13, 2015 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

In a video interview, PositiveLite.com talks with Ryan Lisk and Mason McColl of the AIDS Committee of Toronto about the agency’s new education campaign to start conversations and share information about the use of Truvada as PrEP in the Canadian context.

Is PrEP right for me?

The evidence is now in. Science has proven that the use of Truvada (a fixed dose combination in one tablet of emtricitabine and tenofovir) as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective HIV prevention tool.  Yet, almost three years now after the Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada as PrEP in the U.S., its approval in Canada for this purpose is nowhere on the horizon. While some doctors have agreed to prescribe it to their patients (prescribing an approved drug for a

Webinar: Not Your Typical HIV and Aging 101

published: March, 16, 2015 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Community Events, Aging, Events, Health, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

We post an ACT webinar exploring the experiences of older adults living with or vulnerable to HIV that includes two case studies and a discussion of programs and policies affecting this population in Canada.

Webinar: Not Your Typical HIV and Aging 101

Concerns about the well-being of older adults living with HIV is an emerging issue in Canada and around the world. Before the introduction in 1996 of effective anti-retroviral therapies, most people living with HIV did not expect to live long lives. This meant that, for the most part, community-based organizations did not have to concern themselves with the needs of older people living with HIV. Now, however, provided they are diagnosed and treated in time, people living with HIV can long, he

An interview with Ron Rosenes, C.M.

published: July, 21, 2014 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Long-time survivor, witness and pioneer Ron Rosenes was recently made a member of the Order of Canada for his contribution to the wellbeing of people living with HIV. In this interview he talks about what the award means for himself and for the community

An interview with Ron Rosenes, C.M.

On Canada Day earlier this month, self-described HIV “survivor, witness and pioneer” Ron Rosenes was made a member of the Order of Canada for “improving access to health care and social justice resources for people living with HIV and AIDS through his advocacy, fundraising and community leadership”.  One of our country’s highest civilian honours, the Order of Canada was established in 1967, Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the communit

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