Articles tagged with: Toronto

Smoking in the (HIV) workplace

published: April, 28, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Health, Smoking Cessation , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Editor Bob Leahy on the issues which Ontario AIDS Service Organizations are starting to face regarding staff who smoke during work hours - and smoking outside the premises

Smoking in the (HIV) workplace

What's the problem? I’m sympathetic to smokers. Honestly. I was one myself after all. In some ways I miss smoking. I quit not because of health concerns - I can be hopeless at looking after myself - but because the spiralling cost of cigarettes was eating  too large a hole in my wallet.  Looking back though, it’s clear the evidence was in even then. Who doesn’t know that smoking is bad for your health?  And if you are person living with HIV, it’s doubly so. Research suggests that

Toronto’s POZ-TO Dance party is back May 3

published: April, 28, 2015 Categories // DJ Relentless, Community Events, Events, Music, Living with HIV

And so is the Morning After Brunch hosted by jade Elektra (DJ Relentless) on May 17, all in aid of the Toronto PWA Foundation

Toronto’s POZ-TO Dance party is back May 3

 And here are the links to the event pages: https://www.facebook.com/events/396280447243478   https://www.facebook.com/events/1561562224106866

Towards a Canadian consensus statement on the health and prevention Implications of HIV treatment

published: April, 15, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // As Prevention , Conferences, Activism, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Going to CAHR 2015 in Toronto? There’s a session important to attend. Even if you’re not able to, here’s how you can contribute to a made-in-Canada consensus statement on the health and prevention implications of taking on HIV meds. Bob Leahy reports.

Towards a Canadian consensus statement on the health and prevention Implications of HIV treatment

Consensus con·sen·sus    (kən-sĕn′səs) n. 1.  An opinion or position reached by a group as a whole 2.  General agreement or accord Sometimes it’s not that simple – consensus in this writer’s experience has a little bit more give, take and compromise than the dictionary definition implies. But there is no doubt that many voices are more powerful than one and consensus statements, not to mention the discussions that inevitably precede them, are a proven

Is PrEP right for me?

published: April, 13, 2015 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // As Prevention , Activism, 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

Everybody hurts……sometimes

published: March, 29, 2015 Categories // Community Events, African, Caribbean and Black, Events, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

DJ Relentless on the impact of the n-word, reaching out to those undergoing hard times, and with news of a POZ-TO event April 5 in Toronto. A new brunch event too!

Everybody hurts……sometimes

So, what would you do if your husband came to you while you were working and told you that a mutual friend that you only knew from facebook was just taken away for assaulting the black female security guard at the door of the club that you are at? And in the assault the person used the word "nigger"? Do you delete that person and move on? Or do you try to find out their side of the story.  Now, I knew this person was openly out as HIV-positive, an animal lover and a sweet guy. I had run into

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

HALCO announces FREE Public Legal Education Workshops in Toronto in March and April 2015:

published: March, 06, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Health, Legal, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Learn about criminalization, disability income issues, dealing with debt problems, medical marihuana law and/or citizenship issues.

HALCO announces FREE Public Legal Education Workshops in Toronto in March and April 2015:

Relentlessly speaking about music, February 2015 edition

published: February, 19, 2015 Categories // DJ Relentless, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Music, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Another music review by DJ Relentless PLUS there's a bonus link

Relentlessly speaking about music, February 2015 edition

After the Grammys it seems like a good time to discuss what's happening on the dance floors (or at least my dance floor). There's plenty of singles and remixes that are working and a few that should never be heard in public…ever!  Madonna's "Living For Love" is the new bell of the ball. With mixes by DJ Paulo, Erick Morillo and Djemba how could she go wrong? Really great productions, but believe it or not…..I'm stuck on the extended version of the album mix. But if you want a great mash-

Participants wanted

published: December, 04, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Research, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Toronto area research project aims to support gay and bisexual, HIV-positive men who are struggling with HIV treatment decisions or adherence

Participants wanted

Peer Supported Treatment Decisions Do you find HIV treatment decisions or adherence to be difficult or stressful? Do the following apply to you? Are you HIV-positive? Do you identify as a gay or bisexual man? Do you have a detectable viral load and either  are not currently on HIV medications or are having trouble following your HIV medication schedule? This research project offers four confidential, one-on-one peer-facilitated counselling sessions (approximately one hour) for gay

SPIN returns to Buddies at Bad Times Theatre

published: November, 20, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Performances, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy reviews - and recommends you see - the return of SPIN about The Bicycle as Muse, Musical Instrument and Agent of Social Change

SPIN returns to Buddies at Bad Times Theatre

Three years ago, in March 2011 to be exact, I reviewed SPIN. It's back now for a short run at that bastion of LGBT theatre, Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times. The show is much spruced up and slicker. Braved the snow to see it last night with my partner. Says Buddies “This remount features some significant and exciting changes from the original production:  several news songs that have created a whole different ending to Evalyn’s story, and brand new musical arrangements for string trio ha

<<  1 2 3 [45 6 7 8  >>