Articles tagged with: Toronto

First case of PrEP failure came from Toronto

published: March, 10, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, As Prevention , Newly Diagnosed, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

From Poz.com, meet the man who got HIV while on daily PrEP

First case of PrEP failure came from Toronto

This article by Trenton Straube first appeared on Poz.com here.  Ever since July 2012, when the FDA approved Truvada as PrEP, a pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent getting HIV, its success rate has been, well, perfect. In fact, not a single person adhering to the daily regimen has ever tested HIV positive—and that includes everyone in clinical trials and studies, and the more than 40,000 people taking Truvada as PrEP in the United States. But PrEP researchers, like most scientists, rarely

Toronto's Casey House redevelopment

published: March, 08, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Current Affairs, Revolving Door, Lifestyle, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Important landmark facility in downtown Toronto is being majorly reworked in a project that will expand its capacity to serve those living with HIV/AIDS in the community

  Toronto's Casey House redevelopment

From The Casey House website:  Building on our history, experience, and expertise, and after rigorous study and planning, we will establish a unique facility that will include a new Day Health Program and will bring all our services under one roof.  Honouring the values of excellence and compassionate care established by our founders, our new home will be a 58,000 square foot glass and brick facility, which will embrace the designated heritage house at the corner of Jarvis and Isabella Str

Stories that bridge the intergenerational gap

published: February, 24, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific

Toronto's OurSpace is looking for 30 stories from 30 LGBT men about life 30 years ago!

Stories that bridge the intergenerational gap

OurSpace is a Toronto-based collective of young leaders who create innovative spaces for young guys who like guys to come together, learn from each other, discuss social issues, and have fun! Through interactive workshops, training sessions, and social events, we strive to empower each other with the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary to support our overall health and well-being.  We are  looking to talk to folks about their lives and the "gay community" of 30 years ago. The project'

Relentless Speaking About Music.- February 2016 edition

published: February, 11, 2016 Categories // DJ Relentless, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Music, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Toronto’s DJ Relentless aka Alphonso King Jr is living with HIV and also doubles as drag artist Jade Elektra. Here’s Alphonso’s review of recent hits and misses in the music world

Relentless Speaking About Music.- February 2016 edition

It's Black History Month in the year 2016. The entertainment world is heading into the Oscars with a boycott hanging over it with no black actors being nominated in any of the major categories. We just finished Superbowl weekend and FOX News has declared war on Beyonce for her politically charged pro-black lyrics in her new track, "Foundation" that she dropped the day before the big event. And in this presidential election year where the top Republican candidates do not seem to be concerned

Becoming Jade

published: February, 08, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // DJ Relentless, Arts and Entertainment, Photography, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

A fascinating contribution from Toronto-based designer/photographer/film maker Kristy Boyce detailing the transformation of PositiveLite.com’s Alphonso King Jr. to drag artist Jade Elektra, aka DJ Relentless

Becoming Jade

In December I started a typological photography project exploring the process that drag queens go through when transforming themselves from "man on the street" into the epic glamazons we see performing in bars and on TV.  My first participant was the lovely Jade Elektra, I couldn't have asked for a better model to start the project with, Jade even did a write up about mental shift that takes place as Jade comes to be through each layer of makeup. Becoming Jade The process of becoming Jade

A gay cultural treat

published: January, 11, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Community Events, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Performances, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Editor Bob Leahy reviews The Gay History Project, an important and enjoyable romp through all things gay, playing at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto until January 31

A gay cultural treat

If the title of the play now running for a second time at Toronto's Buddies in Bad Times Theatre this month prior to its national tour, sounds dull or scholarly, don’t be deterred - because the show is anything but dull. True, it has elements of a tutorial on our cultural heritage but presented in a way that is fresh, entertaining and often downright hilarious. If only history lessons were always this fun.  Three likeable young actors – Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn and Andrew Kushnir  - tak

Laurie Edmiston: Now is time for leadership in fight against HIV in Canada

published: November, 25, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

The Executive Director of CATIE says “With new targets at the global level, and new federal leadership in Canada, now is the time to renew our own HIV response and catch up with the rest of the world.”

Laurie Edmiston: Now is time for leadership in fight against HIV in Canada

“HIV in Canada?”  It’s a question I often hear on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, when much of our attention turns to the global HIV epidemic. Many of us think of HIV/AIDS as an issue affecting other countries. But an HIV epidemic in Canada? More than 70,000 Canadians are living with HIV and, on average, seven to eight new infections happen every day. While these numbers are concerning, Canada’s overall rate of new infections is still lower than the global average. What these numbers don’

Volunteers wanted in Toronto

published: October, 10, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Research, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

The National ENGAGE Study presents: An exciting volunteer opportunity for Gay/Bi/Queer guys – Come join our Community Engagement Committee!

Volunteers wanted in Toronto

Many recent advances in HIV research are changing the way we understand HIV transmission, prevention and treatment - especially among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM). Early HIV treatment has been shown to increase health outcomes and significantly lower chances of HIV transmission. New options to prevent HIV transmission such as PEP and PrEP are changing the way we think about safer sex. A new generation of young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men

PrEP, PEP, undetectable viral load: A brave new world for HIV prevention

Café Scientifique in Toronto on October 14 (just prior to the CATIE forum) features Darrel Tan, Bob Leahy and Jodi Jollimore on the hottest topics in HIV today

PrEP, PEP, undetectable viral load: A brave new world for HIV prevention

We’re in the midst of an HIV prevention revolution. We have new tools and knowledge to prevent HIV beyond just condoms. How is this changing our response to HIV? Join us for a café scientifique featuring:  Dr. Darrell Tan, St. Michael’s Hospital Bob Leahy, PositiveLite.com Jody Jollimore, Health Initiative for Men  When: Wednesday, October 14 7 to 9:30 p.m. RSVP on Facebook Where: Oakham House, Ryerson University Thomas Lounge 55 Gould Street Toronto, ON  M5B 1E9 Facilita

I am me/ Another Monday that didn’t go according to plan

published: August, 19, 2015 Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Toronto’s Josh on being labelled HIV-positive and on days (or years) that don’t go right.

I am me/ Another Monday that didn’t go according to plan

I am me I recently came across an article published by TheBody.com about the term “HIV positive.” It’s an article that got me to thinking about my own life, and the labels that people may or may not place on me, and the labels that I may place on others. As a whole, it’s a great article. Here’s where it hit me the strongest: Remove the labels Positive and Negative when referring to your HIV status. "This is not going to be something that is easy to do because those two words —

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