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Stop criminalizing people living with HIV

published: January, 24, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Legal, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

Here’s your chance to indicate your support. In advance of landmark Supreme Court Case, supporters worldwide are invited to call on Canada to stop criminalizing people living with HIV

Stop criminalizing people living with HIV

On February 8, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear two landmark cases on the issue of criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in R v. Mabior and R v. DC. The Court’s decisions in these two appeal cases will have profound implications not only for people living with HIV, but also for Canadian public health, police practice and the criminal justice system. We invite Canadian and international organizations and professionals working on issues related to HIV/AIDS and in the fields of publ

New year, new me.

published: January, 16, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Fitness and Exercise, Lifestyle, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Population Specific

In his second post, guest blogger and poz newbie Richard T joins the gym

New year, new me.

  My energy levels have noticeably increased following my diagnosis, probably helped by all that eating over the Christmas period. Reading the local paper, my eye was caught by a free seven day membership offer from my local gym to use the facilities. Although I was mainly interested in swimming, having checked and double checked the offer to ensure it didn't involve passing bank details and ongoing commitment, it was a no-brainer decision. Excellent! This avoids the commitment of signing u

National Days of Action Against the Criminalization of HIV

published: January, 16, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

AIDS Action Now with a message about an evening for justice and a demo planned for February 6 in Toronto to protest against the criminalization of HIV non disclosure

National Days of Action Against the Criminalization of HIV

  The impending Supreme Court Decision on February 8th threatens to criminalize those living with HIV and condemn them to a life in fear of potential incarceration. We must not let this happen. Join us in support of the National Days of Action Against the Criminalization of HIV on February 6th and 7th to demand an end to the persecution and prosecution of those living with HIV. AIDS ACTION NOW!, in conjunction with various other organizations across the country, will be organizing actions t

National Ballet star Rex Harrington

published: January, 15, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Arts and Entertainment, Revolving Door, Lifestyle, Guest Authors

He’s known as “Sexy Rexy” on So You Think You Can Dance Canada – and he certainly doesn’t hide that he’s gay. Here he is talking about the gay thing for PFLAG Canada.

National Ballet star Rex Harrington

  Here’s what Wiki has to say about him: Rex Howard Harrington, (born October 30, 1962 in Peterborough, Ontario) is a Canadian ballet dancer. In 2000, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2005, he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. He is currently Artist-in-Residence at the National Ballet of Canada. Harrington has appeared in Norman Jewison's "The January Man", as well as the film adaptation of "The Four Seasons", for which Rex won a Gemini Award in 2000. Harrington ha

A letter from the Philippines

published: January, 11, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Newly Diagnosed, International , Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Population Specific

Call me KyleR11 of the Philippines, I have been in this battle since September of 2011. Here is my story.

A letter from the Philippines

I was on vacation, living comfortably with my sister abroad. We hung out together, went to the mall, ate in fine restaurants and hotels, went shopping, even flying to other Asian countries. Those were the happiest moment in my life, my first time living like a rich boy. Everything was complete. I knew that by September I would be working in that country, at a job in the most prestigious hotel in S.E Asia. I had signed a contract; I'd be earning as much as ten times what the Philippines would o

For people living with HIV – a call for scholarship applications

published: January, 11, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Conferences, Events, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

A Message from the Canadian Aids Society about the 2012 People Living with HIV/AIDS Forum and the Canadian AIDS Society AGM, this June in Toronto

For people living with HIV – a call for scholarship applications

  Dear Members and Friends, We are pleased to announce that the 2012 People Living with HIV/AIDS Forum and the Canadian AIDS Society AGM will be held June 13 to June 15, 2012 at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto.  Scholarship application forms are now available.  They are attached to this email and are posted on our website. Please note that the forms are posted in PDF format and cannot be completed online. They must be printed out first before you can complete them. Hard copie

Let’s Talk About Sex… And let’s try to keep the clichés to a minimum

published: January, 09, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality

Guest blogger Matt Smith, Needle Exchange and Volunteer Coordinator for AIDS New Brunswick on the language and environment of safer sex talk. Says Matt “I need people to talk about their sex lives the same way they talk about their vacations,

Let’s Talk About Sex… And let’s try to keep the clichés to a minimum

One of the funnest parts of my job has to be talking about safer sex. I keep saying it, and I am sure that there are those who are tired of me doing do so, but being able to speak candidly about sex is so much fun. There is nothing quite like the look on someones face when I interrupt their valiant, yet unmistakably uncomfortable attempt to say “vagina”, and I tell them to say “twat” or whatever euphemism they are comfortable using to describe female genitalia. You see, I am not subjec

“I have started to look at the world in a slightly different way . . “

published: January, 04, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Newly Diagnosed, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Population Specific

A new voice, guest writer Richard T from Europe reports in on his first two months of living with HIV . His message to others: you are not alone

“I have started to look at the world in a slightly different way . . “

So time slowly goes on.  Two months after diagnosis, some semblance to this thing we call normality has started to reappear. I was put in contact with the HIV clinic, which came as no surprise. These are the people at the hospital who are going to be looking after me. My first visit was on December 1st, World AIDS day. How memorable  - although I wasn't in the mood to wear a red ribbon! I got to meet my consultant and had a chat about things. My CD4 count was 450 and they are going

Canadians prefer their sex on Saturdays.

published: December, 30, 2011 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Sex and Sexuality

A new survey from Eli Lilly suggests Canadians may be abandoning Hockey Night in Canada for another body contact sport

Canadians prefer their sex on Saturdays.

From the Edmonton Journal , By Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News Overall, the international online survey of just over 13,000 adults in 13 countries found that while Canadians are among the least spontaneous sexual beings globally, we have a slight edge over the U.S. in terms of frequency. The survey found that Canadians aged 46 to 60 have sex an average of 1.35 times per week, which is slightly lower than the global average of 1.41 but ahead of Americans, who reported having sex on average 1.19

Gay marriage 'improves health'

published: December, 28, 2011 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Health, Revolving Door, Lifestyle, Guest Authors, Population Specific

Legalising same-sex marriage may create a healthier environment for gay men, say US researchers.

Gay marriage 'improves health'

From BBC Online News  The number of visits by gay men to health clinics dropped significantly after same-sex unions were allowed in the state Massachusetts.This was regardless of whether the men were in a stable relationship, reported the American Journal of Public Health. A UK HIV charity said there was a clear link between happiness and health. Research has already suggested that gay men are more likely to suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts than heterosexual men, and that s

Make some noise

published: December, 20, 2011 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Music, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific

Music we like: Gavin Creel "NOISE" An Anthem for Equality

Make some noise

Thirty-fiveyear-old Gavin Creel is an American  singer, songwriter, actor and advocate for LGBT rights best known for his TonyAward nominated turns on Broadway in HAIR and Thoroughly Modern Millie..  Gavin lives in Harlem with his dog Wally. Openly gay Creel is a regular on the LGBT FamilyVacations cruise with Rosie O'Donnell.  He is also one of the founders, with Rory O'Malley and Jenny Kanelos, of Broadway Impact, an organization fighting for equality and the LBGT community.

No day like today

published: December, 19, 2011 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Population Specific

Part Seven of Brian the Shochusucker’s tale of an American in Japan, diagnosed with HIV. Here he starts exercising, gets good news from his doctor and goes to see a musical that packs a powerful message

 No day like today

Read  part six here. After a few weeks of taking meds, I was relieved to have no side effects to speak of. I was excited about joining the gym, to have something to do, and to get my strength back. On the first day one of the trainers gave me an orientation. She weighed me and checked my body mass and fat. She made a comment that I was a bit skinny for someone of my height.  "Ya ya ya. I know." She took me to the work out machines.  On a couple, there were two coloured sticke

RX Coles Notes: Starting Treatment Early – emerging results

published: December, 16, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Treatment, Revolving Door

People starting treatment early fared better in this study.

 RX Coles Notes: Starting Treatment Early – emerging results

A recent study, published in MedPage Today, conducted at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwauke, demonstrated that people with early HIV infection initiating treatment right away did much better than those who waited to begin, based on present day treatment guidelines. Present day guidelines as to when to begin treatment are usually based on the T4 cell count. Traditional guidelines say that a T4 (CD4) count of 200 or below is when to start. As of a year and a half ago the Int

An Interview with Jack Mackenroth

published: December, 06, 2011 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Population Specific

Jack Mackenroth does a lot of interviews. Really, he does a fucking a lot. The handsome, well muscled Project Runway Season 4 contestant graciously gave Hivster.com some of his time and answered a few of our questions:

An Interview with Jack Mackenroth

This article first appeared on Hivster.com in October 2011, and is republished here with their permission. Brad Crelia, co-publisher and editor for hivster.com, was the interviewer.  Brad Crelia: You really seem to be a jack of all trades, what’s your biggest passion in life? Jack Mackenroth: HAHAHA–so true!!  My passion IS life. I love so many things I do. I LOVE HIV education and helping others infected or affected by HIV. That will be a life long endeavour. But I also love

Marriage equality video goes viral.

published: December, 05, 2011 Categories // Activism, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Something quite amazing from the Australian campaigning organization GetUp! is making an impact around the world.

Marriage equality video goes viral.

On the day after Thanksgiving, Get up! Australia released a video promoting marriage equality that beautifully and poignantly illustrates that marriage represents the culmination of love and commitment every couple might aspire to, not just those that fall under the narrow definition of “a man and a woman,” like the politicians keep flogging year after year. As governments and people around the world struggle with the issue, GetUp! created the video to gloriously re-frame the debate

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