Articles tagged with: Montreal

What’s happening on the ground: first voice perspectives of the overdose crisis in Atlantic Canada

published: June, 22, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Hep B and C, Conferences, Current Affairs, General Health, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Guest author Michael Liddell: "... people who use drugs and their allies are using the mantra of 'nothing about us without us' to organize and demand action."

What’s happening on the ground: first voice perspectives of the overdose crisis in Atlantic Canada

At the opening of the 25th Harm Reduction International Conference in Montreal held in Montreal in May of this year, the Federal Minister of Health Jane Philpott announced that more people have died in the overdose epidemic in the past few years than during the height of the AIDS crisis in the late 80s and early 90s. This fact is made even more tragic considering that it need not happen. This grim reality was on the minds of many and was the catalyst for a workshop hosted by Direction 180

Conference Report: CAHR serves lots of good science in Montreal with an extra helping of activism and a side of U=U (undetectable equals untransmittable)

published: April, 12, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Conferences, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy attends CAHR2017 and returns with the highlights (and low points) of four days in Montreal last week

Conference Report: CAHR serves lots of good science in Montreal with an extra helping of activism and a side of U=U (undetectable equals untransmittable)

With a motto “We’re not done yet” the 26th Annual Canadian conference on HIV/AIDS Research - CAHR 2017 – slid into a very wet and windy Montreal last week.  It was a good conference, more interesting and engaging and approachable than many – but ultimately what impressed just as much came not from the conference program itself but from the actions of the community present. First a word about how and why I was able to attend. It’s a privilege to earn a community scholarship that

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

Views from the front lines: PrEP in Canada

published: March, 01, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, CATIE, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Women, Treatment, Media, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE spoke to three service providers about PrEP and finds very different conditions in different regions, but a common need for PrEP access.

Views from the front lines: PrEP in Canada

We spoke to three service providers to find their views and insights on how they talk to their clients about PrEP: Holly Taylor, Women's HIV/AIDS Community Development Coordinator, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, London, Ontario Brook Biggin, Community Education Facilitator, HIV Edmonton; Founder, Edmonton Men’s Health Collective, Edmonton, Alberta Jessica Quijano, Travailleuse de rue, RÉZO, Montreal, Quebec Holly Taylor Are the communities or clients that you work with a

Two coats of hypocrisy

published: March, 26, 2015 Categories // Current Affairs, Media, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality

The story of a Quebec celebrity ticketed for a minor sex offence in a public park brings out the worst in people, says Ken Monteith, and breeds a hypocrisy that hinders frank talk about sex

Two coats of hypocrisy

For some strange reason, people seem to particularly enjoy the misfortunes of the fortunate. It happened in Québec a couple of weeks ago, as a prolific and openly gay radio and television star was revealed to have been ticketed in an area park for having done something he probably shouldn’t have (definitely shouldn’t have, if you ask the police officer). At first, when the news broke, the celbrity tried to say that he had urinated and the police officer ticketed him for that, but it only

I want to scream!!!

published: July, 21, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

In a story exclusive to PositievLite.com guest writer George from Montreal expresses his frustration for what happens when he discloses he is poz, even in the context of a safe encounter.

I want to scream!!!

I just want to fucking scream!!! I just want to scream at the top of my lungs, but living in a triplex with poor insulation precludes that. It’s really strange to feel angry, sad, frustrated, and diminished all at the same time.  What brought on this complexity of emotions is something that most of us have faced and continue to face in our daily lives as a poz community. I’m talking about the rejection that follows after disclosure. Now, you might ask “Is it your first time disclosing?

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

Housing: how it impacts the health and well-being of people living with HIV

published: October, 28, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Research, Features and Interviews, Health, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

For the last seven years the Ontario HIV Research Network (OHTN) has researched the connections between housing and health outcomes for people living with HIV. Bob Leahy talks to the OHTN’s Sean Rourke about what has been achieved

Housing: how it impacts the health and well-being of people living with HIV

PositiveLite.com editor Bob Leahy interviews Sean Rourke, Scientific and Executive Director of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), They talk about the role of the OHTN in research on housing issues for people living with HIV, its connection with health  wellness and HIV prevention, as well as its outcomes arising from its Positive Spaces, Healthy Places research project. Filmed at the North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit in Montreal, September 2013.

See SPOT Run

published: October, 16, 2013 Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific

Ken Monteith with another view of SPOT, the Montreal-based HIV testing facility for gay men that is also contributing to research on how gay men approach risk

By now, you may have read elsewhere on PositiveLite.com about the classifications of risk profiles of men who have sex with men (MSM) drawn from an analysis of data from the SPOT study in Montréal. I propose to give you a different look at SPOT, put together from my own observations (I’ve been in the space) and from information that SPOT shares freely on its web site. The first thing you will notice when you approach SPOT is that if you don’t know where you’re going, you might walk r

Montreal’s SPOT study

published: October, 10, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Revisiting the safety spectrum: how gay men fall into different 'risk classes' for HIV, aidsmap reports

This article by  Gus Cairns originally appeared on aidsmap.com here Gay men fall into different groups that are at radically different risk for acquiring HIV, Canadian research presented at the 11th International AIDS Impact Conference last week has found. The findings of the SPOT Study, presented by Amélie McFadyen, a Canadian Research Chair in Health Education, are reminiscent of Australian research first presented at the previous AIDS Impact Conference (Mao), which showed that gay men

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