Articles tagged with: OHTN

The Daisy Chain Unconferece

published: September, 13, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Conferences, Events, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Events, Guest Authors

Online confere​nce on gay/bi/trans/queer men's sexual health and HIV​​​​​ hosted by UWW (University Without Walls) set for September 20

The Daisy Chain Unconferece

UWW reports the unConference is like speed-dating around one common theme. It is designed to make friends fast, learn what they do and how you can collaborate on HIV research on gay/bi/trans/queer men in Canada. in Canada. It is intended for frontline workers in HIV and health care, under/graduate students in all disciplines, health policy makers, teachers, and academic/community based researchers. This unConference starts with a “plenary” on Home-based rapid HIV testing, presented by: Al

How to live well with HIV

published: September, 04, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Community Events, As Prevention , General Health, Events, Mental Health, Research, Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

John McCullagh talks with Robin Rhodes of ACT about his agency’s monthly educational workshops for people living with HIV - workshops that are now webcast across Canada and around the world.

How to live well with HIV

For those of us who work or volunteer in the HIV sector, there are often opportunities to attend workshops and conferences about new developments in HIV prevention and treatment and, for those of us living with HIV, on managing our heath in all of its dimensions - physical, emotional and spiritual. For most other HIVers though, such opportunities are not as readily available, due to cost, time, location or inclination. This is where the Community Health Forums put on by the AIDS Committee of

Canada at the International AIDS Conference 2012

published: July, 22, 2012 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, Research, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Want to know what Canadian research will be presented at AIDS 2012? Or how you can follow the opening and closing ceremonies as well as fifty other sessions via live webcasts? Read this helpful information from the OHTN.

Canada at the International AIDS Conference 2012

Beginning in 1985, the International AIDS Conference (IAC) is the most attended conference on HIV/AIDS in the world. Held annually until 1994 and biennially since then, this year's edition, AIDS 2012, is being held in Washington, D.C. from July 22nd to the 27th. In 2009, President Barack Obama announced that the 22-year-old travel ban on people living with HIV/AIDS would be lifted, paving the way for the conference to return to the U.S. for the first time in 22 years. "If we want to be the gl

The Advantages of Once Daily Dosing

published: June, 06, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Research, Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

When it comes to adherence (taking medications as prescribed and not missing doses) do HIVers do better on regimes requiring only one dose a day? The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Cohort Study (OCS) has the answers.

The Advantages of Once Daily Dosing

Photo © Joyb0218 | Dreamstime.com   Bob Leahy writes: I’ll try not to salivate at the prospect of one dose a day.  But I was diagnosed in 1993. In 1995-96 I took part in the clinical trial of  the first of the protease inhibitors, saquinavir, quickly becoming resistant to that class of drugs because of suboptimal doses that were prescribed back then. Like it or not, past resistance issues, even in the most adherent of us, tend to lead to multiple drug cocktails. Until recently I was o

Kim

published: June, 06, 2012 Categories // Activism, Women, Living with HIV, Population Specific

A tribute to Rob Newman’s wife Kim, who passed away in 1993, leaving a remarkable legacy of a family devoted to HIV/AIDS advocacy work.

I was asked to submit a piece of writing to www.projectremember.ca reflecting on my wife Kim and her contribution to the AIDS movement. Just recently the 19th anniversary of her passing was upon me and the children and I found myself as I often do remembering her with great love and admiration.  She passed away the day before Mothers day and a week before our 5th wedding anniversary.  She is the very heart of my AIDS activism and my own personal hero; she taught me to be brave and most impo

Spotlight on a survivor - Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco

published: May, 17, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy interviews the dynamic new Director of Education and Training at the OHTN, a long term survivor with a history of succeeding.

Spotlight on a survivor - Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco

You can’t help but like Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco.  He is a handsome silvered-haired dynamo, a Latino through and through, who is enthusiastic about everything he touches, even about being alive.  Clearly Francisco loves life and that comes through in the interview which follows. Not that his life has been an easy one.  Born in Chile forty-eight years ago, he was,  according to his 2011 profile in CATIE’s The Positive Side “raised by a poor, single mother who earned her living cl

Café Scientifique

published: April, 25, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Aging, Community Events, Events, Health, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Events, Guest Authors

Coming up in Toronto -an informative and interactive chance to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly - for men aging with HIV.

Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique*: HIV and Aging for Men with HIV When: Tuesday May 8, 6:30-9:00pm Where: Fuzion Resto-Lounge 580 Church Street Toronto, ON Who: RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakc6f6aa6294e4c71009999a8c3270b468').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyc6f6aa6294e4c71009999a8c3270b468 = 'gmitchell' + '@'

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...

Putting the spotlight on OCS

published: April, 02, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Research, Health, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy was an early enrolee in The Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study (OCS). Here he describes his experiences, the type of data that is collected, how that is being done and how it is being used to further our knowledge of HIV today.

Putting the spotlight on OCS

In my last column about HIV research I talked about how, as people living with HIV, research and researchers are both important and omnipresent.  We may just be the most studied population in the history of the earth. Back in the day, in fact, the black humour that has surfaced in our community from Day One used to say if we don’t die of AIDS we’ll be researched to death. In fact the irony of this is that it has been the fruits of research that have kept us alive, kicking and making fun

Research and Us

published: March, 26, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Research, Health, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks about the relationship between community and researchers, and features researcher Trevor Hart, with a video from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network.

Research and Us

Ever think about this?  There aren’t many people living with HIV who don’t have a connection, or even multiple connections, with research. Many of us, for example, are the subjects of research. The massive Ontario Cohort Study (OCS)  that I will be writing about here shortly has enrolled 5,644 participants over the last five years, of which I am one, recruited in the early days. My clinical data, with my consent of course, forms part of their data base, as does everything from my smoki

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