Articles tagged with: ACCM

Undetectable = Untransmittable on tour: Bruce Richman visits Canada next month

published: March, 15, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Community Events, Events, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy on U=U champion Bruce Richman’s appearances at community meetings in Toronto and Montreal next month. Details here.

Undetectable = Untransmittable on tour: Bruce Richman visits Canada next month

Want to meet the man who started a movement that has changed the way we speak about HIV?  New York City’s Bruce Richman, a founder of the Prevention Access Campaign’s highly successful U=U campaign will be visiting Canada next month to engage in two community meetings.  Since it waS launched last year, the  U=U message has become ubiquitous – and not just in English.  The number of community partners now exceeds 130 from over 20 countries around the globe. Richman himself has attra

Having a sex party? Call Kontak

published: June, 11, 2014 Categories // Gay Men

If you’re in Montreal that is. Bob Leahy talks to AIDS Community Care Montreal’s Daniel-Jonathan Laroche (D-J) who does novel HIV outreach that invites you to pig out on wholesale priced sex party supplies delivered right to your door

Having a sex party? Call Kontak

Bob Leahy: Hi D-J. Thanks for agreeing to talk to PositiveLite.com about Kontak. We’ve never heard of prevention programming before aimed specifically at gay men’s sex parties quite in the way you are doing it.  Do you want to talk about how you identified the need for this kind of programming?  D-J. Sure. Kontak was established by AIDS Community Care Montreal before I was hired to re-launch the program last December, but with all my years on the scene, I’ve noticed that people like t

My life with HIV – a peer facilitator training course

published: March, 27, 2014 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Events, Health, Living with HIV, Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow gets invited back to Montreal for another peer led workshop training course.

My life with HIV – a peer facilitator training course

Back in 2009 when I began to be involved in the programs of my AIDS Service Organization (ASO) I honestly wasn’t aware of muchthat they were doing. First I heard of the Positive Prevention – Train the Trainer course, but I didn’t sign on to do it until their second go round. It was during that course I learned of the GIPA Principals. I then applied to sit on the Board of Directors and they were bringing in some facilitators to teach us about GIPA/MIPA. So what exactly is GIPA/MIPA? GIP

Learning about HIV disclosure through role play and humour

published: July, 16, 2013 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Health, Sexual Health, Living with HIV, Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow travels to Montreal for a workshop designed to empower individuals to comfortably disclose their HIV status, externalize stigma and challenge perceptions of people living with HIV.

Learning about  HIV disclosure through role play and humour

So one day back in May of this year, I signed onto the internet. I was deep into it when I noticed that I was receiving an email.  It was from my local ASO (AIDS Service Organization). They were forwarding an email to me from someone in Montreal; I was being invited to participate in a workshop on HIV disclosure being held July 4th. In my area we have had two or three workshops on the subject but I thought it might be worth checking out, to see how other agencies look at disclosure issues. O

The Unspeakable, Spoken

published: February, 28, 2012 Categories // Activism, Current Affairs

Controversial AIDS Action Now poster campaign gets sparks flying in Montreal

The Unspeakable, Spoken

It happened at the demonstration against HIV criminalization outside the Palais de Justice in Montréal the day before the recent Supreme Court of Canada hearing in R v Mabior and R v DC. Some people associated with local ASO AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) were holding a couple of the posters from the recent AIDS Action Now! Poster campaign, namely the "Fuck Positive Women" poster and the "I Party / I Bareback / I'm Positive / I'm Responsible" poster. This last one was the spark for what

Checking in with ATOMc

published: January, 19, 2012 Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Sex in the HIV prevention world and how one hot and sexy message can lead to another

Checking in with ATOMc

Some time ago, I wrote about a project in Montréal aiming to encourage testing through social networks. This project continues, and continues to produce recruitment materials that are getting noticed. The latest YouTube video for the project (see below)  is a case in point:  What's interesting about this is the perception of what the message is, which is not necessarily the message intended by the organization putting it out (AIDS Community Care Montreal). I encourage you to watch

DEBI does Montréal

published: March, 09, 2011 Categories // Gay Men, Research

Ken Monteith reports that AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) has embarked on an innovative strategy to encourage HIV testing among gay men. It's called the ATOMc Project.

DEBI does Montréal

The ATOMcproject trains volunteers in techniques to recruit gay men from their social circles to encourage them to be tested, and the project is currently recruiting volunteers. (I’ll explain DEBI later on.) Allow me to let the project’s promotional video explain the project: (see first video below).  There is general recognition in the HIV movement that knowing one’s status is key to maintaining one’s own health and in raising awareness to prevent transmission to others. The prob