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Attending #HealtheVoices2017: a conference like no other.

published: April, 28, 2017 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Social Media, Activism, Mental Health, Research, International , Living with HIV, Rob Olver - Editor

Rob Olver reports back on attending HealtheVoices17, a conference of online health advocates held in Chicago by Janssen & Janssen.

Attending #HealtheVoices2017: a conference like no other.

I applied, but didn't expect to go. HealtheVoices is a very different sort of conference to any of the others I’ve been to. It’s a conference of online patient health advocates, 105 of them this time, representing different chronic health conditions, HIV being just one. I was already aware of the conference due to PositiveLite.com’s Wayne Bristow and Bob Leahy having attended last year. They’d both had nothing but good to say about the experience and so, thinking, “Why the heck not

This is HIV stigma 2016.

published: February, 24, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, General Health, Mental Health, Health, International , Legal, Living with HIV, Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Lessons for Canada? FS magazine presents their third annual survey on the state of stigma in the UK.

This is HIV stigma 2016.

This article originally appeared in the UK’s FS magazine, a publication of GMFA, here. For the last three years, FS has asked gay and bisexual men living with HIV for their thoughts on HIV stigma, how it affects them and the challenges they face. Since 2014, we have listened to thousands of these men and they have spoken very honestly with us. In 2016, we surveyed another 750 gay and bisexual men living with HIV to see if anything has changed. Here are the results: Stigma in 2016 We aske

The UK’s largest sexual health clinic saw a 40 percent drop in new HIV infections this year

published: December, 29, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Activism, Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Current Affairs, Health, International , Treatment, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

AIDSmap reports: PrEP and immediate treatment probably both contributing, doctors say

The UK’s largest sexual health clinic saw a 40 percent drop in new HIV infections this year

The clinic at 56 Dean Street in Soho, central London, the largest sexual health clinic in the UK, saw an unprecedented 40% drop in new HIV diagnoses this year. A press release from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, which runs Dean Street, said that in the period between January and November 2016, the clinic diagnosed 373 new HIV infections. In the same period in 2015, they diagnosed 626 – a fall of 40.4%. The Dean Street clinic accounts for one in nine HIV diagnoses in the UK and one

Getting tested and living with HIV Stigma

published: November, 30, 2015 Categories // Activism, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Rodney Rousseau with a much-praised short video featuring six Canadians talking about their experiences as people living with HIV - with a message for those who don’t.

Getting tested and living with HIV Stigma

In the lead up to World AIDS Day on December 1st, this week is HIV Testing Week. As part of an HIV testing and awareness campaign Ottawa-based gay YouTube persona Michael Rizzi put together a compilation video of a few people living with HIV in Toronto. Although the video lacks some diversity in the stories told, it does a nice job of bringing a face to HIV. Oh, and it also features me!  Michael also has some other great videos, so check out his YouTube page!  Here’s the video:   

Bob Leahy interviews poz US Marine gone viral Tanner White

published: September, 14, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Dating, Social Media, Activism, Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

A conversation with the out poz and proud US marine who gained fame for asking gay country star Steve Grand to be his date for the Marine Corps Ball – on YouTube

Bob Leahy interviews poz US Marine gone viral Tanner White

From poz.com “Tanner White, who bills himself as “your favorite positive Marine” on his YouTube channel, has posted a new video in which he asks singer-songwriter Steve Grand to the 2015 Marine Corps Ball. Grand is an openly gay country singer who is as famous for his hunky body as for his music. White is an HIV-positive social media activist who posts videos about HIV prevention and awareness. UPDATE: Steve Grand Says Yes to Date With HIV-Positive Marine Bob Leahy: First of all, Tann

The lived experience at IAS 2015 - and talking CPPN

published: July, 29, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, Activism, International , Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy in Vancouver interviews two Canadian people living with HIV from each side of the continent about what it’s like to attend a big international conference like AIDS 2015, about CPPN – and about understanding what’s going on

The lived experience at IAS 2015 - and talking CPPN

IAS 2015 was a science-based conference that also happened to be highly relevant to those living with HIV. In fact one could argue that it was 90% about people living with HIV. Fitting therefore that the HIV community was well represented, although numbers I don’t have.  How did they get to Vancouver? Some were on community scholarships or media scolarships (like myself) or there as representatives of their home organizations who had managed to fiinancé their attendance. Some paid their o

Honoured for their work

published: December, 04, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Community Events, Events, Bob Leahy - Publisher

PositiveLite.com was at the 2014 Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll Awards in Toronto last week to celebrate the induction of the four 2014 award winners.

Honoured for their work

This year, the Great Hall, of Hart House, University of Toronto was the venue for the Ontario AIDS Network’s Honour Roll reception. Everybody was there, including Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins.  The annual awards have four categories The Person with HIV/AIDS Leadership Award went to Art Zoccole, the popular Executive Director of 2-Spirited People of the First Nations; Art has a long history of working on issues relating to Aboriginal people and HIV.

VIDEO: This gay teenage couple defies HIV stereotypes

published: November, 27, 2014 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Youth, Newly Diagnosed, Sexual Health, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Mark S. King

Mark S. King with Chanse and his boyfriend Josh, both 19 years old, who both swept into action when Chanse tested positive, Josh learned he was HIV-negative and the decisions they made about PrEP

VIDEO: This gay teenage couple defies HIV stereotypes

When Chanse, a 19-year-old gay man living in Shreveport, Louisiana, tested HIV-positive a few months ago, his mother reacted with understandable emotion and concern. And then she did something both odd and beautiful: she threw Chanse a coming out party.  “We had a couple of dozen family members and friends there,” Chanse told me during my recent visit to my hometown. “And halfway through the party we started pinning red ribbons on everyone. They didn’t know what to make of it.” Hi

A big, fun “Kiss Off” to HIV.

published: November, 13, 2014 Written by // Fighting Hep C in the Waterloo Region of Ontario and beyond. Categories // Social Media, Community Events, Activism, Fundraisers, Upcoming Events, News Categories, Photography, Sexual Health, Living with HIV, Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow has been busy with his local ASO (AIDS Service Organization) putting his photography and new video creation skills to work on a World AIDS Day/Month event.

A big, fun “Kiss Off” to HIV.

I’ve had so much fun working on this World AIDS Day event for ACCKWA (AIDS Committee of Cambridge Kitchener Waterloo and Area). I’m not going to say too much about myself here; the real story is the campaign so I introduce you to #KissHIVGoodbye. From November 1 though to December 1 ACCKWA is running a campaign called #KissHIVGoodbye to raise awareness, encourage conversation, and fight HIV stigma. We could have chosen “Kick HIV goodbye,” or “Poke HIV in the eye” or “Give H

Falling

published: October, 27, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Movies, Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Lifestyle, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

PositiveLite.com likes a brave and touching new video depicting how we in the LGBT community love, lose and support each other in the face of crystal meth addiction and recovery.

Falling

We at PositiveLite.com like this one a lot. Rather than editorialize, here’s what YouTube says  . .             Falling, the third artistic and educational short in this series, created by Impulse Group (www.impulsegrp.org) and The Advisorie (www.advisorie.com), depicts how, in the gay community, we can both fall in love and fall apart. According to recent studies, self-reported rates of methamphetamine use in Los Angeles by gay men have reached levels as high as 53%, and have not f

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