Articles tagged with: 2017

HIV Criminalization in Canada by the numbers

published: March, 22, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Legal, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network just published a report which sheds light on HIV non-dsclosure cases in Canada - who, where and when people have been charged and what were the outcomes. It's a must read!

HIV Criminalization in Canada by the numbers

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has just published a report which sheds light on  criminalization cases seen in Canada from 1989 to 2016. It’s fascinating reading. Not only that it points to inequities in who is prosecuted and where. Most importantly though  it provides a framework for those working on anti-criminalization measures to speak in an informed evidence-based way on the need to reform criminal justice approaches to HIV non-disclosure in this country. I'll go over a few hig

Mr. Gay New Zealand Charlie Tredway talks HIV with Bob Leahy

published: February, 20, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Features and Interviews, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Recently crowned Charlie, a man living with HIV and a passionate advocate, ran on a platform of confronting HIV stigma. Now he takes his message to the Mr. Gay World competition

Mr. Gay New Zealand Charlie Tredway talks HIV with Bob Leahy

Bob Leahy: First of all congratulations. Now I know you ran for Mr. Gay New Zealand because you wanted to talk about HIV. Tell me about that. Charlie Tredway: Right. My only reason was to bring visibility to HIV and to move past the stigma and the (untrue) fact that people living with HIV should be ashamed of themselves, not as good as the wider community. When I moved back to New Zealand from Sydney, the first campaign I did was because they didn’t have any HIV-positive gay males under the

When an AIDS group falters . .

published: February, 09, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Social Media, As Prevention , Current Affairs, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy on the community uproar that followed the release of the GNP+ position paper demonizing the community led U=U campaign - and why the divisiveness it started must stop

When an AIDS group falters . .

On being kind - and unkind I don’t think that in many years of editorializing for PositiveLite.com I have ever criticized a community-based HIV organization, much less one that has a specific mandate to represent people living with HIV everywhere.  We tend to be kind to each other I want to be kind but this week was difficult. GNP+ was in the news  - and not in a good way. I think they acted badly. It got to me, also not in a good way. Many will not know the GNP+ name. The initials sta

PositiveLite.com: 13 in the world?

published: January, 23, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

The social media hub Feedspot has just placed PositiveLite.com high in its “Top 50 HIV Blogs and Websites on the Web” list. And that's globally. Bob Leahy explores what this means

PositiveLite.com: 13 in the world?

Let’s get this out first. We were thirteen in the list. That puts us just behind CATIE at number 11, so we like that. Feedspot says their process has resulted in  the most comprehensive list of best HIV blogs amongst many on the web, with rankings based on the following criteria:  Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites Quality and consistency of posts. Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review  H

Looking good is the best revenge - the swimsuit edition

published: June, 27, 2016 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

PositiveLite.com's Philip Minaker with some easy ways to feel and look really, really good this summer.

Looking good is the best revenge - the swimsuit edition

It’s really no big secret. The key to really looking great is to feel great. And since summer is now upon us, there is an easy remedy to mutually spark up the external and internal you. Simply dive into the great outdoors and soak up some of that sun! Besides transforming your skin color from pasty white to a flattering tan, your body also naturally absorbs a healthy dose of the Sunshine Vitamin known as Vitamin D. Mild sun exposure can indeed boost the immune system, warding off a multitud