Articles tagged with: John McCullagh

LGBT health matters!

published: February, 18, 2014 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Conferences, Events, Health, John McCullagh

Publisher John McCullagh reports on a conference in Toronto that focused on the health and wellness of our diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.

LGBT health matters!

At the beginning of this month about 300 service providers, researchers and policy makers gathered in Toronto for a conference focused on improving LGBT health and wellness and increasing the capacity to deliver quality health care to LGBT communities. It was organized by Rainbow Health Ontario, a province-wide program funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care with a mandate to improve access to services and to promote the health of Ontario’s LGBT communities.  

Insite: Vancouver’s supervised injection site

published: October, 24, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Conferences, As Prevention , Hep B and C, CATIE, Events, Features and Interviews, Research, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

In a video interview, Darwin Fisher, manager of Insite, Vancouver’s supervised injection site, talks with PositiveLite.com publisher John McCullagh about this innovative program and how it addresses the needs of Canada’s most marginalized community.

Insite: Vancouver’s supervised injection site

Ten years ago, Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a low-income area with a traumatized population and a crisis of homelessness, had the highest rate of HIV seroconversions in the western world, a rising incidence of deaths from drug overdoses and a Hepatitis C prevalence among the drug-using population that was at saturation levels.  The community came together with an innovative response to this: a supervised injection site called Insite. But Insite is more than that. It’s also a place that

How Saskatchewan responds holistically to the needs of service users

published: October, 17, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Conferences, As Prevention , Hep B and C, CATIE, Events, Features and Interviews, Research, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

The incidence of HIV in Saskatchewan is twice as high as in any other province of Canada. In a video interview, PositiveLite.com publisher John McCullagh talks with the medical health officer for that province’s HIV leadership team to find out why.

How Saskatchewan responds holistically to the needs of service users

The incidence of new HIV infections in Saskatchewan is twice as high as that in other provinces in Canada. To find out why that is so, I talked, during last month’s CATIE Forum on New Science, New Directions in HIV and Hepatitis C, with Dr Johnmark Opondo, the deputy medical health officer for the Saskatoon health region in Saskatchewan.  In our conversation, Johnmark talked about  the interface between the two epidemics of injection drug use and HIV that is driving infection rate

Seven ways to speed up the HIV treatment pipeline

published: September, 23, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Conferences, Events, Features and Interviews, Research, International , Treatment, John McCullagh

John McCullagh interviews long-time HIV activist Mark Harrington about getting the best HIV treatments to as many people as quickly as possible.

Seven ways to speed up the HIV treatment pipeline

Those who saw the documentary How to Survive a Plague (reviewed by PositiveLite.com) may remember Mark Harrington, one of the young activists who founded the Treatment Action Group (TAG), whose efforts accellerated the discovery and licencing of protease inhibitors, the anti-retroviral drugs that, in 1996, changed the face of HIV from a virtual death sentence into a chronic, manageable disease.  This month, an older Mark Harrington, now the executive director of TAG,

CATIE Forum: New Science, New Directions in HIV and Hepatitis C

published: September, 16, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Conferences, As Prevention , Hep B and C, CATIE, Events, Features and Interviews, Research, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

Ahead of this week’s CATIE Forum, CATIE’s executive director Laurie Edmiston talks on video with PositiveLite.com about how new scientific developments have opened up opportunities for innovative program development and the integration of service delivery

CATIE Forum: New Science, New Directions in HIV and Hepatitis C

We stand at a pivotal point in our response to HIV and Hepatitis C. Recent research has enhanced our understanding of the science of prevention, transmission, testing, treatment, care and support — science that opens up new, innovative avenues for program development and the integration of service delivery.  In Toronto, on September 18 and 19, 2013, CATIE, Canada’s national HIV and Hepatitis C knowledge broker, will be presenting the bilingual CATIE Forum, a national opportunity

Confronting stigma

published: September, 04, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Health, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

Toronto’s McEwan Housing and Support Services recently produced a set of videos on the effects of stigma with the clear refrain: “It hurts”.

Confronting stigma

McEwan House is a Toronto program of Loft Community Services that is specifically designed to meet the needs of HIV-positive people from a variety of backgrounds who have a number of challenges that can include mental health issues, addictions and being homeless. It provides housing and support services in an effort to help their service users remain independent in the community.  They recently produced a set of videos on the effects of stigma with the clear refrain: “It hurts”. Several

The immigration and refugee rights of gay men and people living with HIV

published: June, 13, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Conferences, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Features and Interviews, Health, International , Legal, Living with HIV, Population Specific , John McCullagh

Immigration and refugee rights in Canada are under siege and this is impacting people living with HIV. Toronto lawyer and human rights activist El Farouk Khaki, in a video interview, explains why this is so and what we can do about it.

The immigration and refugee rights of gay men and people living with HIV

The implications of intersectionality on gay men was the topic of one of the plenary sessions at the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance  (GMSH) summit held in Toronto in May 2013. Intersectionality considers the simultaneous intersections between social difference and identity as well as the different forms of systemic oppression that reflect relationships of power.  One of the panel members at this plenary session was El Farouk Khaki, a Toronto refugee and immigration lawyer and human righ

Putting barebacking into context

published: June, 06, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Gay Men, Conferences, Events, Features and Interviews, Health, Sexual Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Who barebacks and why? The AIDS Committee of Toronto’s bathhouse counsellor Rahim Thawer provides some answers.

Putting barebacking into context

What are we really taking about when it comes to barebacking? This was the question PositiveLite.com, in a video interview, posed to social worker and ACT TowelTalk bathhouse counsellor Rahim Thawer, following his presentation on this topic at the 9th annual Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance of Ontario  summit, held in Toronto in May 2013.  Putting barebacking into context is important now that we’ve begun to have more open discussions about the reality that gay guys aren’t always usi

30 years of ACT: A conversation with Hazelle Palmer

published: April, 18, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Events, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

As the AIDS Committee of Toronto, Canada’s largest AIDS service organization, turns 30-years-old, the agency’s executive director talks with PositiveLite.com about its past, present and future.

30 years of ACT: A conversation with Hazelle Palmer

The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) was founded thirty years ago, in 1983. In this video interview, the agency’s executive director Hazelle Palmer reflects back on the organization’s beginnings, how it has changed over the years as HIV and AIDS have changed and how ACT will continue to make a difference in people’s lives in 2013 and beyond.

HIV in Toronto’s African, Caribbean and Black communities

published: March, 21, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Features and Interviews, Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

John McCullagh talks on video with Shannon Ryan, the executive director of the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention, about HIV prevention and support among Toronto’s African, Caribbean and Black communities.

HIV in Toronto’s African, Caribbean and Black communities

Canada’s African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities are disproportionately affected by HIV. Large and diverse, they comprise both people born in Canada as well as immigrants and refugees from a broad range of countries, often countries where HIV is endemic. It is also a community where, uniquely, HIV predominantly affects those who are heterosexual.  It was to address the specific needs of these communities that Toronto’s Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) was founded in

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