Articles tagged with: interview

Interview: Measuring Ontario’s performance on the HIV Care Cascade

published: August, 31, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, As Prevention , Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network’s epidemiology unit has just released a report on how Ontario people living with HIV are doing on engagement in care, on treatment and viral suppression respectively. Bob Leahy interviews James Wilton and Abigail Kroch .

Interview: Measuring Ontario’s performance on the HIV Care Cascade

Read the full report “HIV care cascade in Ontario: Linkage to care, in care, on antiretroviral treatment, and virally suppressed”  Bob Leahy: Thanks for talking to PositiveLite.com. Tell us about the good news that’s contained in the report. OHTN: There’s lots of good news in the report! First of all, the report represents the first large knowledge exchange product released by the Ontario HIV Surveillance and Epidemiology Initiative (OHESI). This is a new collaboration responsible

2,100 miles on a bike: Barry Haarde is in the saddle again

published: April, 25, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Hep B and C, Fitness and Exercise, Features and Interviews, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to long-time HIV and Hep C survivor Barry Haarde as he prepares to tackle his sixth marathon bike ride to raise awareness and money for hemophilia

2,100 miles on a bike: Barry Haarde is in the saddle again

Bob Leahy: Hi again Barry. Tell us about your route you will be travelling this time.  Barry Haarde: After completing five trans-continental tours in the U.S., including last year’s 5,000 mile trek from Seattle to Key West in 60 days, we decided to change things up a bit and ride the length of the Alaska Highway. The ride starts at “Mile 0” of the AlCan route in Dawson Creek, B.C. and tracks northwest in to Alaska, finishing near Fairbanks. Then, I’ll be riding an additional 650 mile

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

Need more care for ASO staffers with mental health issues

published: February, 02, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to Toronto’s Ed Argo about the mental health issues that plagued him while working in AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) and why he feels more needs to be done for those in similar situations.

Need more care for ASO staffers with mental health issues

Bob Leahy: Hi Ed. Why don’t I start by asking you why you contacted me? Ed Argo: Many reasons. I’m a person that has lived and lives with mental health issues such as chronic depression, acute anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder and I’ve been thinking about how this connects with GIPA (greater involvement of people living with HIV) and people living with HIV working in AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs). I’m a great believer in Ontario’s Positive Development Leadership Institu

Addicted at work - an insider speaks

published: November, 14, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Health, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks in-depth to Eric Cashmore, a person living with HIV who works at a northern Ontario AIDS Service Organization about Eric’s ongoing struggle with his addictions, and about the help he receives from the workplace to deal with them

Addicted at work - an insider speaks

Bob Leahy: Thanks for talking to PositiveLite.com first of all. I really appreciate it. Now tell me why you wanted to talk to me, Eric. Eric Cashmore: This is something I had to consider very carefully Bob. Just a couple of weeks ago I had a talk with my employer where I was being very public within my office, and I realized I had started to cause distress amongst people around me talking so openly about my addiction issues and how I’m handling them and people became very worried with me. S

In conversation with CPPN/RCPS board member Robert Bardston

published: May, 16, 2016 Categories // Activism, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Philip Dawson is showcasing members of the board of Canada's new national organization for people living with HIV. Here he talks to CPPN/RCPS board member Robert Bardston

In conversation with CPPN/RCPS board member Robert Bardston

The Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN) / Reseau Canadien Des Personnes Seropositives (RCPS) is a new independent network for and by people living with HIV and HIV co-infections in Canada. We exist as a people’s network to represent the needs of all persons and communities affected by HIV and HIV co-infections. We help ensure the movement is coordinated nationally, provincially, regionally, and locally to benefit the affected people and communities, and that we are connected with the glo

Living with HIV – and building a stronger mental state

published: May, 04, 2016 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Health, Living with HIV, Philip Minaker

Our Phillip Minaker talks to Toronto doctor in psychiatry Adriana Carvalhal, who says “Resolving detrimental behavior such as trauma, addiction, depression and violent behavior that are deep rooted requires the assistance of a trained professional”.

Living with HIV – and building a stronger mental state

“New treatments and their outcomes changed the disease. The focus shifted to building a stronger mental state to combat the personal struggles with being diagnosed as positive. Finding the roots of mental disorders and various addictions can prevent these issues from interfering with a healthy future as an HIV-positive individual”.  Over 35 years ago a new virus crept into our mindsets and began to impact the lives of millions of people around the world. The human immune system was unabl

Eating to be well

published: April, 19, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Alternative Therapies, Food, Nutrition and Recipes, Health, Treatment, Vitamins - Supplements, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to Peterborough’s Rick Schack about how changing to a healthy diet can help ward off medication side effects and lead to a longer and better quality of life

Eating to be well

Bob Leahy: I know you have a passion for health and nutrition. I wanted to ask you where does that come from and how does it relate to your own journey with HIV.  Rick Schack: Well, when I got my diagnosis in 1996 they said I had four to seven years to live . .  So you started paying attention.  No, for the first three years I partied my butt off, I went to raves, I did lots of drugs. If I was going to die I wanted to live.  So what changed things?  Well three years in, I went and g

In conversation with CPPN/RCPS vice-chair, Ottawa’s Gord Asmus

published: April, 18, 2016 Categories // Activism, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV

Philip Dawson is showcasing members of the board of Canada's new national organization for people living with HIV, CPPN/RCPS. Here he talks to vice-chair Gord Asmus

In conversation with CPPN/RCPS vice-chair, Ottawa’s Gord Asmus

"The Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN) / Reseau Canadien Des Personnes Seropositives (RCPS) is a new independent network for and by people living with HIV and HIV co-infections in Canada. We exist as a people’s network to represent the needs of all persons and communities affected by HIV and HIV co-infections. We help ensure the movement is coordinated nationally, provincially, regionally and locally to benefit the affected people and communities, and that we are connected with the glo

CAS speaks: The Canadian AIDS Society Interview

published: December, 21, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Features and Interviews, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In a frank, no holds-barred interview Bob Leahy talks to CAS Board Chair David Stempowski and Executive Director Gary Lacasse about the turbulent months behind it - and the future ahead

CAS speaks: The Canadian AIDS Society Interview

 Bob Leahy: First of all congratulations, David, your appointment was announced yesterday. How do you feel about that?  David Stempwoski: I’m absolutely elated, Bob. I’m excited about the future and moving forward in a constructive way. It’s an exciting time for me.  Bob: Tell me why you both are speaking to PositiveLite.com now.  David: We always knew we were going to do an interview with you, Bob. In fact you are our first official interview to address all these issues, because

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