Articles tagged with: AIDS Community Care Montreal

Profile: your nostalgia Is killing me

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

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

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

ARTSIDA or How to Have Fun and Raise Money for a Very Worthy Cause

published: April, 19, 2011 Categories // Community Events, Events

An art auction can often work well as a fundraiser for an AIDS Service Orgnazation. Montreal’s Ken Monteith tells how – and how much.

ARTSIDA or How to Have Fun and Raise Money for a Very Worthy Cause

The evening of 14 April was my third participation in an art auction and the third edition of AIDS Community Care Montreal's newly renamed ARTSIDA  which started out as Project Hope just two short years ago. There really is nothing like a professional auctioneer to keep a crowd entertained and to keep them opening their wallets just a bit wider. This guy had us laughing as hard as we did last year, and in two languages to boot! The concept is a simple one. Local and not so local artists s

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