Articles tagged with: funding

PositiveLite.com Publisher Bob Leahy talks to CATIE’s Executive Director Laurie Edmiston

published: April, 05, 2017 Categories // Activism, Features and Interviews, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

PositiveLite.com gets the inside scoop on U=U (CATIE’s role in promoting it) federal government funding (any hope of more money?) and the Federal HIV/AIDS strategy (missing in action or not?)

PositiveLite.com Publisher Bob Leahy talks to CATIE’s Executive Director Laurie Edmiston

It’s a pleasure chatting with CATIE’s Laurie Edmiston. She is frank, knowledgeable, speaks with conviction – and generous with both her time and opinions. I asked her this week for her opinion on three topics crucial to where we are in the response to HIV at this time. I asked her about CATIE’s decision to endorse U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) earlier this year and CATIE’s ongoing role in providing information and resources around that topic. I asked her about the status of t

A roof over your head: connecting the dots between stable housing and improved health outcomes for people living with HIV

published: April, 01, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, General Health, Mental Health, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy with the recently released report from Ontario’s Positive Spaces, Healthy Places research project that not only made the case for better housing for people living with HIV but has been a catalyst for making that happen.

A roof over your head: connecting the dots between stable housing and improved health outcomes for people living with HIV

Ten years in the making  It makes abundant sense that people who live in stable, suitable and affordable housing will have a better chance of coping with HIV and staying well than those who don't. Now there is a substantial body of made-in-Ontario research to prove it.  Arising from community priorities set at a meeting of the Ontario AIDS Network over ten years ago - I remember being in the room and there was considerable agreement on this score -  a housing and HIV research project emer

AIDS-a-Palooza is coming! AIDS-a-Palooza is coming!

published: May, 05, 2014 Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, Opinion Pieces

Marc-André LeBlanc asks if the big internationL AIDS conferences are worth the money

AIDS-a-Palooza is coming! AIDS-a-Palooza is coming!

It’s that time again. Everyone’s asking everyone else if they’re going to Melbourne for AIDS2014. The International AIDS Conference—or as I prefer to call it, AIDS-a-Palooza—feels like such an easy target, I’m not even sure why I’m bothering to criticize it. I wish someone would start a campaign to end these conferences. Or at least to give them a serious overhaul. I wonder if RuPaul would be interested is hosting a competition. RuPaul’s Dragalicious AIDS-a-Palooza Make-Over.

Funding fatigue

Amy C. Willis on why HIV money is drying up fast

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB), and Malaria was created in 2002 out of the vision of the United Nations former Secretary General, Kofi Annan, who sought to combat the three deadliest infectious diseases the world has ever known. The idea behind the Fund was that all three diseases could be treated and managed, resulting in significant decreases in deaths globally; however, it was clear that government bodies, especially those within the developed world, would need to make fi

Putting an end to the epidemic - can we do it?

published: January, 06, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, Health, International , Opinion Pieces, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

A US physician ponders the value of AIDS conferences and what they contribute to ending the epidemic. “I believe ending the epidemic is absolutely achievable. But doing so may require a sharp right pivot from current conversations and business as usual.”

Putting an end to the epidemic - can we do it?

This article by Lisa Fitzpatrick, M.D., M.P.H. first appeared on TheBodyPRO.com here. Republished with permission.  The last two years have been filled with wonderful news for HIV science, including the focus on treatment as prevention, the availability and endorsement of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for high-risk populations, and efforts across the country to scale up testing and linkage to HIV care. Expansive discussions about each of these advancements have loomed large at each infecti