Articles tagged with: Justin Trudeau

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

90-90-90 endorsed by Canadian Government (part two: Julio Montaner speaks out)

published: December, 16, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Bob Leahy - Publisher

On December 1, The Canadian Government endorsed 90-90-90 but the long awaited announcement went virtually unnoticed until reported by PositiveLite.com. Today Bob Leahy interviews B.C.'s Julio Montaner about what this announcement means for Canada

90-90-90 endorsed by Canadian Government (part two: Julio Montaner speaks out)

JULIO MONTANER FROM THE BC CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE IN HIV/AIDS TALKS ABOUT HOW 90-90-90 CAME TO BE ENDORSED, HIS DEALINGS WITH JUSTIN TRUDEAU, HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF PHAC AND THE VALUE OF INDEPENDENT VOICES Bob Leahy: I wanted to talk to you about the government’s 90-90-90 statement on World Aids Day. It was very interesting that few picked on up on it.  What’s your observation about why it didn’t get out properly? Julio Montaner: There is no way I can answer that question 

90-90-90 is finally endorsed by Canadian Government – but who knew? (part one)

published: December, 09, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, Health, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

A hugely important World AIDS Day announcement from new federal Health Minister Jane Philpott went virtually noticed and unreported – until PositiveLite.com was tipped off. How could this happen? Bob Leahy reports.

90-90-90 is finally endorsed by Canadian Government – but who knew? (part one)

It’s the news we have all been waiting for. But when it came it went virtually unnoticed.  “Canada endorses the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) global HIV treatment targets - known as the 90-90-90 targets. These global targets call for 90% of people living with HIV to know their status, 90% of all people diagnosed with HIV to be on treatment, and 90% of people on treatment to successfully manage their infection by 2020. Achieving these goals will help get the worl

Pride Toronto 2013

published: July, 02, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Pride, Arts and Entertainment, Events, Photography, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy with his photo round-up of this past weekend’s festivities, focussing on the mammoth parade down Toronto’s Main Street, an event this year not so much political as just plain fun, he says.

Pride Toronto 2013

We all process Pride in different ways, don’t we? And that makes for fascinating discussions. But honestly, I’m done arguing with whether it’s too corporate, too political, not political enough, too much of an excuse for a party, too boring, too rude, not rude enough or any combination of the above. Been there, done that. Let’s just say that for me, after all these years,  it’s one of my personal calendar’s feel-good events of the year that I’d hate to miss, despite the assault