Articles tagged with: Alex McClelland

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

published: June, 19, 2017 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Social Media, Conferences, Activism, 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

Learn about the movement to end HIV Criminalization

published: September, 01, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Upcoming Events, Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

An important panel discussion so save the date: Thursday, September 15, 2:45 PM H-535/635, Concordia University, Montreal.

Learn about the movement to end HIV Criminalization

The Movement to End HIV Criminalization Panel Abstract  HIV criminalization “describes the unjust application of the criminal law to people living with HIV based on their HIV status – either via HIV-specific criminal statutes, or by applying general criminal laws exclusively or disproportionately against people with HIV”.1 Human rights advocates and organizations have tracked hundreds of cases worldwide, identifying the relationship between systemic forms of discrimination and HIV cri

posterVIRUS 2012

published: December, 04, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Art, Community Events, Activism, Arts and Entertainment, Launches, Events, Features and Interviews, Health, Legal, Living with HIV, Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

John McCullagh talks with AIDS ACTION NOW’s Jessica Whitbread and Alex McClelland about the 2012 posterVIRUS project in which artists and activists collaborated in producing posters to respond to current issues facing people living with HIV.

posterVIRUS 2012

In honour of The Day With(out) Art, AIDS ACTION NOW! (AAN) last week launched at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) eight new collaborative activist art works as part of the posterVIRUS project. They are being plastered across the streets of Toronto while being simultaneously launched online via AAN’s posterVIRUS Facebook and Tumblir pages.  I had the opportunity at the AGO launch to catch up with posterVIRUS curators Jessica Whitbread and Alex McClelland and to chat

Semen goes viral – or does it?

published: April, 17, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Sexual Health, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

If you have an undetectable viral load, is your semen undetectable too? Researchers say it may not be. But what’s the likelihood of actual HIV transmission? And how should we process that risk? Bob Leahy reports.

Semen goes viral – or does it?

There has been a flurry of articles recently with headlines like “Undetectable Viral Load? Not Necessarily in Semen” like this one in POZ.  Discovery of this connection isn’t the least bit new, of course, but what’s drawn attention is new research from Boston which furthers our understanding of the associated risk a little more. More on what that research says in a moment. The headlines may sound alarming for those who thought, because they’d reached undetectable, they were muc

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