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Rethinking justice

published: May, 29, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Community Events, Social Media, Events, Upcoming Events, Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network presents the seventh symposium on HIV, law and human rights

Rethinking justice

Join the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network on June 15, 2017 for our 7th Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights. This year’s event will take a critical look at the unjust criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada and around the world. Registration is open! For further details and to confirm your spot, visit aidslaw.ca/symposium For more information, call 416-595-1666 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. docume

HIV stigma? Speak out, shut them up!

published: May, 26, 2017 Written by // Kimutai Kemboi, Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Activism, Social Media, Kimutai Kemboi, General Health, Mental Health, Health, International , Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces

Kimutai Kemboi: "Shame is another virus on its own."

HIV stigma? Speak out, shut them up!

The best way to win a battle is to avoid what is being fought for. It sounds like a simple statement but has an immense impact. This is what has made me the person I am today: strong, courageous and optimistic. Many people have asked me why I always post HIV related issues and disclose my status publicly, I do it for a purpose. I know it is a very sensitive issue but the reason behind it is more significant than its sensitivity and that is why I talk about it like anything else, without fear.

The first SENIOR intergenerational LGBTQ Toronto Pride event!

published: May, 26, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Gay Men, Youth, Events, Newly Diagnosed, Women, Upcoming Events, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Media, Guest Authors, Population Specific

All welcome -- come out and mingle, socialize, chat, have fun, share your stories!

The first SENIOR intergenerational LGBTQ Toronto Pride event!

 SAVE THE DATE - Sunday June 4, 2017 The Senior Pride Network Presents In Partnership with The 519 and The Buddies Youth/Elders Project  The First SENIOR Intergenerational LGBTQ Toronto Pride Event!  Date: Sunday June 4, 2017 Time: 5 pm - 8 pm Location: The 519 Community Centre (519 Church St.) Entertainment: DJ's and dancing Free, but donations to the Senior Pride Network are welcome!  PERFORMANCES, PRIZES, HENNA ARTIST AND MUCH MORE! Physically accessible/scent free/substan

Shout Sister Toronto South West fundraiser concert to benefit Realize

published: May, 26, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Events, Women, Upcoming Events, Music, Media

Grace Church-on-The-Hill; Concert hall doors open at 7:00 pm Concert starts at 7:30

Shout Sister Toronto South West fundraiser concert to benefit Realize

Event Details Start: 7 June 2017 6:30 pm Venue: Grace Church-on-The-Hill Tickets are available for online purchase here. Tickets available at the door:  Pay-as-you-can (suggested minimum $10) Refreshments will be available for purchase from 6:30 pm Concert hall doors open at 7:00 pm Concert starts at 7:30 Accessible entrance from Russell Hill Road (East side of the church) Can’t attend? Support realize with a donation!

Federal announcement on new pharmaceutical policy could signal improvements long hoped for by patient groups and healthcare providers. Here's how.

published: May, 24, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, General Health, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Media

Jack Mohr of CTAC on how Philpott's proposed changes might impact drug prices and access for people living with HIV.

Federal announcement on new pharmaceutical policy could signal improvements long hoped for by patient groups and healthcare providers. Here's how.

On May 16th, Health Minister Jane Philpott announced a suite of proposed changes to Canadian pharmaceutical policy. While many of these changes are merely sketched out rather than fully realized, they represent potential fixes to the Canadian healthcare system that patient groups and healthcare providers have been hoping for. For people living with HIV, these updates could mean a future with better and more comprehensive access to necessary medications. Expediting the Drug Approval Process T

SERO Project and Positive Women’s Network-USA announce 2018 HIV Is Not a Crime III National Training Academy in Indianapolis

published: May, 19, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Social Media, Current Affairs, Upcoming Events, International , Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media

The training academy will be held at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) June 3-6, 2018.

SERO Project and Positive Women’s Network-USA announce 2018 HIV Is Not a Crime III National Training Academy in Indianapolis

May 15, 2017: Building on the amazing success of the HIV Is Not a Crime II National Training Academy last year, the SERO Project and Positive Women’s Network-USA are pleased to announce that the planning process is underway for the third HIV Is Not a Crime National Training Academy to support repeal or modernization of laws criminalizing the alleged non-disclosure, perceived or potential exposure or transmission of HIV. The training academy will be held at Indiana University-Purdue Univer

CTAC talks! Treating the sickest first: exploring Hepatitis C treatment in Canada

published: May, 17, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, As Prevention , Hep B and C, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Women, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Media, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

CTAC Talks is an innovative web series highlighting treatment access issues and solutions for Canadians living with HIV and Viral Hepatitis.

CTAC talks! Treating the sickest first: exploring Hepatitis C treatment in Canada

CTAC's expert guests, Dr. Lisa Barrett, Carrielynn Lund and Dr. Jordan Feld explore the current landscape of Hepatitis C treatment in Canada; a cure is available but there are significant treatment access barriers. For more information, visit the Canadian Treatment Access Council (CTAC), here.

The last question: could we possibly be human again?

published: May, 16, 2017 Written by // Dennis Battler Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Dennis Battler

There's big money and status in HIV stigma. Dennis Battler writes about the sly ways the HIV-positive are marginalized and rendered invisible in gay media.

The last question: could we possibly be human again?

Photo: Jeff Stroud I follow Kevin Sessums on Facebook, a successful American author. Candidly speaking of his life as a former participant in The Factory of Andy Warhol, a “gay emeritus of the Vanity Fair staff”, and subsequent positions in media with unabashed personal trials and tribulations of being a gay man from the south moving in celebrity circles of stage, TV, fashion and media. A published author, his first memoir in 2007 “Mississippi Sissy” and “I Left It On The Mountain:

Webinar: preventing suicide among gay and bisexual men, Tuesday May 30th 10:00am PST

published: May, 15, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, CATIE, Mental Health, Upcoming Events, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Living with HIV, Media

Presented by CATIE and The Network: BC's gbMSM Health Resource.

Webinar: preventing suicide among gay and bisexual men, Tuesday May 30th 10:00am PST

Partners and Collaborators: Register Here! Suicide is the ninth leading cause of death among Canadians, responsible for nearly 4000 deaths each year. While everyone is susceptible to the feelings of hopelessness and despair that precede suicide, gay and bisexual men are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide in their lifetime than heterosexual men. Moreover, the suicide rate among gay and bisexual men in Canada is comparable to the current death toll from HIV/AIDS.  Suicide is preventable.

CTAC Talks! U = U: The Undetectable = Untransmittable Campaign

published: May, 12, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Activism, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Women, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media, Opinion Pieces

CTAC Talks is an innovative web series highlighting treatment access issues and solutions for Canadians living with HIV and Viral Hepatitis.

CTAC Talks! U = U: The Undetectable = Untransmittable Campaign

CTAC's expert guests, Dane Griffiths, Bob Leahy, Sandra Wesley, Sipiwe Mapfumo and Joshua Edward discuss the impact of the U=U campaign, which states that if a person has an undetectable viral load they cannot pass on the HIV virus. For more information, visit the Canadian Treatment Access Council (CTAC), here.

People with HIV are panicking due to Tanzania's crackdown on gays.

published: May, 11, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Current Affairs, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media

Amy Fallon reports on the state-sanctioned persecution of the LGBT community in Tanzania.

People with HIV are panicking due to Tanzania's crackdown on gays.

A gay man with HIV stands in a clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He's been afraid to pick up his medicine because of the government's crackdown on the gay community. Kevin Sief/The Washington Post/Getty Images To read the complete article by Amy Fallon, visit npr.org, here. "I'm alone in this world," sobs the woman, tears smudging her black eyeliner as she clutches a handbag with medicine inside — antiretroviral pills for HIV. Wearing a hijab that covers her long hair, a traditional A

Why China Is selling cheap HIV tests in campus vending machines.

published: May, 10, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Youth, Current Affairs, International , Revolving Door, Media, Guest Authors

But not many are buying. From NPR.org, Emily Feng reports.

Why China Is selling cheap HIV tests in campus vending machines.

HIV testing kits in a vending machine in a university in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. Reuters To read the complete article by Emily Feng, visit NPR.org, here. Vending machines are selling increasingly novel items: cupcakes, live crabs and fresh baguettes. In China, you can now add HIV testing kits to that list. China is piloting the use of vending machines that sell HIV testing kits on university campuses. The goal is to reach students who may be reluctant to go to a clinic f

Trump policies snag first HIV-positive gay asylum seeker.

published: May, 09, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Current Affairs, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media

From A&U Magazine, Hank Trout reports on the case of Denis Davydov, who fled persecution in Russia only to be detained in the United States.

Trump policies snag first HIV-positive gay asylum seeker.

To read the complete article by Hank Trout, visit A&U Magazine, here. Denis Davydov, a native of Magnitogorsk, Russia, came to the United States from Moscow in September 2014 on a six-month tourist visa. He has been living and working in San Jose, California, since then, as he completes the process for obtaining political asylum in the U.S. He never suspected when he flew to the U.S. Virgin Islands on March 6, 2017, for a weeklong vacation that he would be detained at the Krome Service P

TRANSforming JUSTICE

published: May, 03, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Women, Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media

HALCO is leading the TRANSforming JUSTICE (Trans* Legal Needs Assessment Ontario) project to help ensure that the legal needs of trans* people in Ontario are being met and to determine the barriers that trans* people face in accessing justice

TRANSforming JUSTICE

The project is using “trans*” as an umbrella term to refer to a diverse array of experiences and identities, including two-spirit, non-binary, agender, gender queer, cross dresser, transgender, transsexual, as well as those who identify as men or women but have a history that involves a gender transition. The project is to assess the legal needs of trans* community members, document problems trans* people have getting legal services, explore structural causes of trans* people’s challeng

A quarter of people taking antiretroviral therapy in Kenya have exhausted current treatment options

published: April, 28, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, International , Revolving Door, Treatment, Media, Guest Authors, Population Specific

From AIDSmap, Michael Carter reports: "If anything, the investigators believe their study may have under-estimated the prevalence of second-line treatment failure."

A quarter of people taking antiretroviral therapy in Kenya have exhausted current treatment options

Affordable third-line antiretrovirals are urgently needed in resource-limited settings, according to research conducted in Kenya and published in the online edition of AIDS. The study showed that a quarter of patients had exhausted current treatment options and only 18% had virus that was fully susceptible to the three main classes of anti-HIV drugs. “This study in the Kenyan national antiretroviral therapy (ART) program suggests that about 27% of patients with second-line failure are in

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