Articles tagged with: human rights

Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) endorses Canadian consensus statement on HIV and its transmission in the context of criminal law

published: April, 11, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Conferences, Current Affairs, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors

Canada’s top HIV researchers urge federal, provincial and territorial governments to act now to limit the use of the criminal law in HIV non-disclosure cases.

Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) endorses Canadian consensus statement on HIV and its transmission in the context of criminal law

MONTRÉAL, QC, April 6, 2017 - As the country’s premier national HIV research conference got underway, a statement released by the original signatories of the Canadian consensus statement on HIV and its transmission in the context of criminal law (2014) was endorsed by the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) at the 26th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS, Montréal April 6–9, 2017. The original co-signatories of the Canadian consensus statement o

Ed Wolf's journal of the Trump years, part two: organize, sympathize, realize, mobilize, neutralize, reorganize, criticize. It’s exhausting.

published: February, 06, 2017 Written by // Ed Wolf Categories // Social Media, Activism, Aging, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Health, Ed Wolf, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Respected activist Ed Wolf offers ways to channel the wisdom gained from past campaigns.

Ed Wolf's  journal of the Trump years, part two: organize, sympathize, realize, mobilize, neutralize, reorganize, criticize. It’s exhausting.

Day 12. Praise every bridge. When I worked on the AIDS ward at San Francisco General in the mid-80s I was asked to go up to the locked unit on the seventh floor, where patients with mental health issues were admitted. As I approached the patient’s room, I saw a sitter outside, which meant the patient had recently tried to hurt himself. When I entered the room, I met Roy. He had a cast on his arm and he immediately started telling me his story, how he’d been kicked out by his Texas famil

Why a course on sexual health and dementia

published: January, 31, 2017 Written by // Megan DePutter Categories // Aging, Social Media, As Prevention , Mental Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Events, Sexual Health, International , Treatment, Megan DePutter, Sex and Sexuality

Megan DePutter: "Well-intended concerns about consent and capacity may lead to withholding information or efforts to restrict or manage sexual behaviour in ways that may be inappropriate."

Why a course on sexual health and dementia

Terrence Higgins Trust has partnered with Alzheimer Scotland to offer a course on Sexual Health and Dementia (for course details see bottom of post) in our new Learning Centre. Sexual health needs might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to supporting people with dementia. But sexual health is important for everyone. Here are a few reasons why we at Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland felt it was important to create a course on Sexual Health and Dementia. 1.

Lots to be thankful for and lots to challenge us as 2017 opens.

published: January, 25, 2017 Written by // Louis "Kengi" Carr - L.A. Correspondent Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Community Events, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Photography, Pets, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Louis "Kengi" Carr

Our L.A. guy Kengi says 2017 is sure to be a challenging year.

Lots to be thankful for and lots to challenge us as 2017 opens.

As I sit down to write this entry I do so with a heavy heart, but a spirit that is encouraged. I say this because my Great Aunt is still not doing well and last night I received word that one of her daughters, my cousin, has suffered a stroke. They both are recovering in separate hospitals. Your good thoughts, affirmations and prayers are greatly appreciated. I’m encouraged and even comforted because I know God, my creator, will provide what is best for them both. So, I guess I should say H

The Canadian Consensus Statement. Sign it. Use it. I have and here’s why.

published: September, 22, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, CATIE, Youth, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Newly Diagnosed, Research, Women, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces

From the CATIE blog, Glenn Betteridge on what the Community Consensus Statement is and why it's so important to all people living with HIV

The Canadian Consensus Statement. Sign it. Use it. I have and here’s why.

Une version francaise est disponible ici. Many of you may have noticed the ebb and flow of the community-based HIV movement, influenced by medical and scientific breakthroughs, funder priorities, community activism and larger political, social and economic forces.  Throughout my 20-plus years in HIV community-based work and volunteering, I have tried to ground myself in a few bedrocks as a way of anchoring my work. The essential connection between health and human rights. The need for polic

Learn about the movement to end HIV Criminalization

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

Are you a consensus builder? Be one now!

published: June, 07, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Activism, CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Living with HIV

Add your voice, experience and wisdom to the draft Canadian Consensus Statement on the health and prevention benefits of HIV antiretroviral medications and HIV testing !

Are you a consensus builder? Be one now!

We are at a crucial moment in the HIV epidemic in Canada. Despite significant scientific and medical advances over the past few years, the HIV epidemic continues to disproportionally affect socially and economically marginalized people. A comprehensive, community-driven, holistic response that combines HIV treatment and prevention, health and human rights is needed. When finalized, the Canadian Consensus Statement will provide fundamental shared principles to help guide us as we build that

Gay = Death? An update on the anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda

published: August, 15, 2014 Categories // Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, International , Legal, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Amy C. Willis reports that the LGBT community of Uganda finally received some good news recently and applauds the activists who made it happen.

Things took a drastic turn for the worse for the LGBT community in Uganda when President Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB) into law in February 2014. Museveni publically denounced the LGBT community, both within Uganda and aboard, making statements such as “… there is something really wrong with you” if you are gay, has described gay people as “disgusting” and “unnatural”, and has stated “Society can do something about it [being gay] to discourage the trend.”

The gayest city on the planet is . . .

published: August, 14, 2014 Categories // Pride, Community Events, Travel, Lifestyle, Opinion Pieces, Philip Minaker

Philip Minaker on how his home-town of Toronto hosted World Pride in style this summer.

The gayest city on the planet is . . .

Throughout the summer months, cities across North America take their turns in celebrating Pride. From the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in late June right up until those first signs of Fall in September each city puts their own spin on the progress we have made as a community. Local and international progress is recognized to show that despite the diversity of those that fit into the LGBT name and more we are indeed a unified front whose agenda has evolved from a gay rights initiative in

The Commonwealth’s HIV record

published: August, 09, 2014 Categories // Current Affairs, Events, International , Legal, Opinion Pieces

Roy Kilpatrick on the Commonwealth Games and the HIV and human rights records of the participating nations

The Commonwealth Games opened in typically gallus Glasgow style.  Sometimes bonkers with Donald running around with neither kilt nor troosers, and with dancing Tunnock’s Tea Cakes, Glasgow and Scotland nevertheless made a point about our nation’s inventiveness and skill in a ‘Here’s Tae us, Wha’s like us’ way. It also struck out for generosity and solidarity raising over £4 million for UNICEF. Then of course for equality with two out gay and lesbian presenters, the Barrowman k

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