Articles tagged with: AIDS Action Now!

Profile: your nostalgia Is killing me

published: July, 13, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Youth, Features and Interviews, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces

Activist Ian Bradley-Perrin on how romanticizing the past can obscure the present. Interview by Sarah Liss for CATIE's Positive Side.

Profile: your nostalgia Is killing me

Your Nostalgia Is Killing Me, 2013. Vincent Chevalier with Ian Bradley-Perrin for AIDS ACTION NOW! / PosterVIRUS About five years ago, pop culture saw a flood of what can only be described as AIDS nostalgia. The catalyst wasn’t immediately apparent. Was it generational curiosity? Retro fetishism? Had enough time passed to transform the real trauma of the deadly ignorance, stigma, inaction and grief of the 1980s and early ’90s into, well, entertainment—or at least something more suited

Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure: is the tide turning?

published: June, 19, 2017 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Activism, Social Media, Conferences, Current Affairs, Features and Interviews, International , Legal, Media, Rob Olver - Editor

Rob Olver interviews Edwin J. Bernard, Global Co-ordinator of the HIV Justice Network at "Rethinking Justice 2017 Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights

Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure: is the tide turning?

One of the things that made the “Rethinking Justice: 2017 Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights” a “must-attend” for me was the presence of Edwin J. Bernard, Global Co-ordinator of the HIV Justice Network and foremost expert on HIV criminalization worldwide. PositiveLite.com had interviewed Edwin before and published him as well, but that was all the way back in 2012 and 2016 so I attended the symposium hoping for the chance of an interview. I wasn’t disappointed. Edwin proved very

A call to action

published: December, 03, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

AIDS Action Now! calls on the new Liberal government to re-establish a National HIV Strategy in Canada and to build a National Pharmacare program

A call to action

December 1, 2015  Dear Honourable Dr. Jane Philpott, Health Minister of Canada: AIDS ACTION NOW! is a Toronto-based activist organization established in 1988 to fight for an end to the AIDS epidemic. We were instrumental in convincing the Federal government to establish the first National AIDS Strategy in 1990. We were also central to the campaign that led to the development of the Trillium Drug Program in Ontario in 1995. We call on you to take swift action to re-establish a formal and ef

In the beginning

published: April, 09, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // CATIE, Features and Interviews, Health, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to one of CATIE’s founders, Sean Hosein, now its Science and Medicine Editor, about the early days of the organization.

In the beginning

Almost everyone in Canada – and I dare say in many other counties too - who has an interest in HIV and Hepatitis C treatment and more will be familiar with the work of CATIE.  But for those who aren’t, here, from their website, is a description of what they are famous for:  “CATIE is Canada’s source for up-to-date, unbiased information about HIV and hepatitis C, connecting people living with HIV or hepatitis C, at-risk communities, healthcare providers and community organizations wi

Think Twice campaign Phase Two: calling all men who fuck men

published: December, 17, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

AIDS Action Now! with a post which features a new initiative in their fight against HIV criminalization that aims to persuade gay and bi men not to make criminal complaints

Think Twice campaign Phase Two: calling all men who fuck men

AIDS ACTION NOW! has just launched phase 2 of our Think Twice Campaign against the criminalization of people living with HIV. We were at the Art Gallery of Ontario for the launch of poster/VIRUS 2012, to celebrate and commemorate a Day Without Art. Our target audience for phase 2: Men who fuck men.  We are urging them to Think Twice before going to the police to make criminal complaints.  Why?  Read all about it …  “At ANN! we have been working for many years to oppose, to fight, to

A brief history of AIDS activism in Canada

published: December, 10, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Guest Tim McCaskell on the past and the future. “AIDS will not be defeated until we see fundamental social change. The challenge for AIDS activism is to be part of that change.”

A brief history of AIDS activism in Canada

1994 AIDS Action Now demonstration, with Tim McCaskell on the megaphone. (Liz Mashall)  This article by AIDS ACTION NOW!’s Tim McCaskell originally appeared on the website of Socialist Worker here.  In the early 1980s, the nightmare of AIDS broke like a tsunami over gay communities in Canada’s major cities. Young, healthy gay men were suddenly and inexplicably dying. No one knew the cause of the epidemic. There was no treatment, no cure. With medical science impotent and government la

HIV in Canadian Prisons

published: September, 27, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Health, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST GOVERNMENT OF CANADA FOR FAILING TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF FEDERAL PRISONERS. Former prisoner needlessly infected with hepatitis C while behind bars

HIV in Canadian Prisons

September 25, 2012 – The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN), CATIE, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and Steven Simons, a former federal prisoner, launched a lawsuit against the Government of Canada over its failure to protect the health of people in prison through its ongoing refusal to implement clean needle and syringe programs to prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in federal institutions.  Steven Simons

Not All Redemption Songs

published: March, 18, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Activists Alex McClelland and Mikiki talk sex, irresponsibility and accountability.

Not All Redemption Songs

As part of the ongoing AIDS ACTION NOW! POSTER/virus project, which will continue with a new series of posters in 2012, Alex McClelland of AIDS ACTION NOW! and Mikiki, the artist (in collaboration with Scott Donald) behind the provocative:  “I Party, I Bareback, I’m Positive, I’m Responsible”  poster, sat down to chat about the HIV community’s response to the project, and examined together what being ‘responsible’ really means for people living with HIV 30 years into the epide

How I would put an end to HIV

published: July, 18, 2011 Categories // Guest Authors

Guest writer and activist Alex McClelland takes on the challenge presented by the question ”Endfing HIV by 2020 - Misssion Possible?”

How I would put an end to HIV

I was recently asked to present at the 20th CAHR Conference for the session "Ending HIV by 2020: Mission Possible?" along with Dr. Rupert Kaul, Dr. Ahmed Bayoumi ,Dr. Paty Daly and Dr. Michael O’Shaughnessy. The awesome folks at PositiveLite have asked me to turn my presentation into a blog post. So I have reworked my thoughts to present them here. I’m very happy to finally be posting on this site, as I read it all the time and love it! CAHR asked each presenter to present our thoughts on

LEARNING TACTICS AND STRATEGIES WITH ACT UP

published: June, 14, 2011 Categories // Community Events, Activism, Events, Health, Events

The conversation will focus on how ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) was effective in forcing governments and societies to change their views and responses to AIDS, and what contemporary activists can learn from this experience about how to be

LEARNING TACTICS AND STRATEGIES WITH ACT UP

23 June · 21:00 - 23:00 Location Bell Lightbox Theatre 350 King Street West Toronto, ON AN EVENING WITH ACCLAIMED LESBIAN NOVELIST, PLAYWRIGHT, AND ACTIVIST SARAH SCHULMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH NOW MAGAZINE'S BOOKS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR, SUSAN G. COLE. Sarah Schulman, is co-founder of the Lesbian Avengers, the organizers of the first Dyke March, and of MIX NYC, New York's Queer Experimental Film Festival. A member of ACT UP and a principal historian of the AIDS movement, she is also an accl