Upcoming Events

The irony of aging: the HIV/AIDS seniors conference

published: March, 27, 2017 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Aging, Social Media, Conferences, Gay Men, Upcoming Events, International , Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Mark S. King

Mark S. King reports on the upcoming HIV/AIDS Seniors Conference in Fort Lauderdale and has his fridge raided by Nelson Vergel.

The irony of aging: the HIV/AIDS seniors conference

Thirty-two years ago this month, I received a phone call from a nurse at my doctor’s office telling me that I had tested HIV positive. We didn’t schedule a follow-up visit or begin a treatment plan, because there wasn’t a single medication approved for the virus, which had only been identified the previous year. The story of those times is achingly familiar to many of us. I lived in two-year increments, waiting for whatever illness would signal the beginning of my decline. I spent a lot

Free public legal education workshops at HALCO, April and May 2017.

published: March, 23, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, Events, Upcoming Events, Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Everyone is welcome to attend these general interest workshops but space is limited so Registration is required.

Free public legal education workshops at HALCO, April and May 2017.

Our free public legal education workshops are held in person at the Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station): Rent Increases: Protecting your Rights workshop, Thursday April 20, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Presenter: Matthew Malott (HALCO Articling Student) Canadian Immigration: Sponsoring Your Family workshop, Tuesday April 25, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Pre

Support people with HIV: stop the cuts!

published: March, 09, 2017 Written by // Christian Dolan Categories // Social Media, Activism, Gay Men, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Upcoming Events, Health, International , Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Christian Dolan

The U. K.'s Christian Dolan: "There will always be those who will try to shut you down, but when you are fighting for what is right, when you are fighting for love, you do not give up."

Support people with HIV: stop the cuts!

After a lot of hard work and protesting by various organisations and individuals, with particular reference to that of the National AIDS Trust (NAT), the end of last year saw NHS England announced plans to fund PrEP for at least 10,000 people through a new trial. This of course is amazing news and worth all the hard work undertaken to get here by those involved. That was not all, there was more amazing work happening. The work of Greg Owen, someone I have had the pleasure to meet personally,

New Tools for Community-Based Research course: February 2017

published: January, 31, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Community Events, OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Activism, Upcoming Events, Health, Research, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Universities Without Walls has partnered with the Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) to launch a professional certificate program.

New Tools for Community-Based Research course:  February 2017

Tools for Community-Based Research is a seven week course that incorporates self-directed education modules and live online discussion. Our goal is to get you ready to participate in and contribute to community-based research teams, especially those engaged with health research. When? The course will run from February 6 - March 31, 2017. You can find the curriculum overview and registration information here. Scholarships: The Ontario HIV Treatment Network will offer a number of scholars

Survey: using evidence to inform HIV and Aging programs

published: January, 30, 2017 Categories // Social Media, Aging, Upcoming Events, Research, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From Realize, a chance to share your experience in using evidence to inform HIV and aging programs

Survey:  using evidence to inform HIV and Aging programs

This survey is designed for individuals and organizations interested in developing programs, services or policies with an impact on people aging with HIV in Canada. Realize, formerly the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR), would like to hear about your experience and/or comfort level using evidence to inform this work. Realize will use the results of this assessment to determine what we can do to support the development of evidence-informed HIV and aging programs,

Live from the OHTN Conference HIV Endgame II, What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?

published: November, 14, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Upcoming Events, Health, Research, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Maximizing Support: Highlights from the Supporting Peer Research Asistant Effectively workshop

Live from the OHTN Conference HIV Endgame II, What’s Hot with Peer Researchers?

Hosted by James Watson Tuesday, November 22nd @ 2:30pm EST This in demand workshop offers an exciting learning experience for peer researchers & emerging academic researchers interested in community-based research. It provided a broad overview of how, why and when peer research assistants (PRAs) should be supported. The support framework introduced in the workshop offers practical support tools and best practices for PRAs in five key areas: administrative, financial, debriefing, educati

Space still available: free public legal education workshops at HALCO in November 2016

published: November, 04, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, Events, Upcoming Events, Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Complete your legal tool kit for living with HIV

Space still available: free public legal education workshops at HALCO in November 2016

Our free workshops are held in person at the HALCO office/Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor, Toronto. (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station): Canadian Immigration: Sponsoring Your Family workshop, on Tuesday November 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Presenter: Clare McMullen-Crummey (HALCO Staff Lawyer). Receiving Money while on ODSP workshop, Wednesday November 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Presenter: Matthew Mal

Notes on the American election:

published: October, 27, 2016 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // Community Events, Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Upcoming Events, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Michael Bouldin

Explaining ourselves to the rest of the world. ."Donald Trump will lose for one reason: America with all its faults is better than he is," says New York's Michael Bouldin

Notes on the American election:

It’s probably no overstatement to say that every four years, the fate of the planet hinges on the choice we Americans make at the ballot box. In consequence, I feel it would behoove us to explain ourselves to the rest of the world. This time around, the contest is between a former Secretary of State, United States Senator and First Lady of the United States on the one hand, and an orange-faced woman-groping bigoted charlatan on the other. One might think that this is not a choice so much as

Free Public Legal Education Workshops October and November 2016

published: October, 12, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, African, Caribbean and Black, Alternative Therapies, Gay Men, Events, Upcoming Events, Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Complete your legal tool kit for living with HIV

Free Public Legal Education Workshops  October and November 2016

Our free workshops are held in person at the HALCO office/Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor, Toronto. (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station): HIV Disclosure and the Law: Criminal and Public Health Issues workshop, on Thursday October 27, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Presenter Ryan Peck (HALCO Executive Director and Lawyer) Canadian Immigration: Sponsoring Your Family workshop, on Tuesday November 8 from 1

Close for comfort? Reflections on illness, death, dying and grief

published: September, 06, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Social Media, Events, Mental Health, Upcoming Events, Research, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

What's hot with Peer Researchers?The OHTN's Universities Without walls presents an online talk show hosted by James Watson

Close for comfort? Reflections on illness, death, dying and grief

What’s Hot with Peer Researchers? Close for Comfort? Reflections on illness, death, dying and griefhosted by James WatsonWednesday, September 28th, 2pm-3pm EST In HIV research we work with peer researchers because of the high value placed on lived experience, their connection to the HIV community and their prime role as cultural interpreters. Working as a peer researcher and with peer researchers brings closeness and a coming to terms with joy and resilience as well as vulnerability to

Learn about the movement to end HIV Criminalization

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

Workshop Application: Supporting Peer Research Associates Effectively

published: August, 23, 2016 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Social Media, Upcoming Events, Health, Research, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

From the OHTN, an exciting learning experience for peer researchers & emerging academic researchers

Workshop Application: Supporting Peer Research Associates Effectively

Sunday, November 20, 2016 Working with people living with HIV as Peer Research Associates benefits the research teams, the process and the research evidence. But engaging people living with HIV as researchers also comes with the great responsibility of supporting PRAs in specific ways. This one-day educational and KTE workshop will:  highlight the role of PRAs in the syndemics, showcase practical support tools and best practices for PRAs, and explore real life scenarios in which PRAs a

Remembrance by candlelight

published: June, 14, 2016 Categories // Activism, Arts and Entertainment, Upcoming Events, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Don Short “Without fanfare, I'm posting an excerpt from my revised poem written for a past AIDS Candlelight Memorial. It honors those whose lives were tragically shortened by AIDS in the 80s/90s, the survivors of today and the hopeful who await the cure

Remembrance by candlelight

I knew of some gents, when I was young and naïve.  These men were invincible.  A choir of rebels.  1981.   They’re no longer around.   The deluge of AIDS relentlessly unkind,  pulling them under an angry tide,  drowning more than their vitality, charisma and fame.    Among this chorus of valiant men,   my friend - Don.  Handsome and gallant.  Stoic and proud.  True leader of the pack.    His mask of polished veneer  would soften, as secrets were shared. 

Vancouver Island welcomes HIV Positive youth from across Canada

published: June, 03, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Hep B and C, Conferences, Youth, Upcoming Events, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

Youth Unleashing Power – a pozitive youth symposium #YUP2016

Vancouver Island welcomes HIV Positive youth from across Canada

(Victoria, BC – June 2, 2016) Welcome! The Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS) welcomes HIV Positive Youth from across Canada to the first symposium created by and for pozitive Canadian youth. Youth aged 16-30, living with HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C, will be gathering for Youth Unleashing Power – a pozitive youth symposium #YUP2016 from June 3-5 2016 on the campus of the University of Victoria, on the homelands of the Lekwungen People. This 3-day sympo

The nearly naked AIDS advocate

published: May, 24, 2016 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Fundraisers, Events, Upcoming Events, Performances, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Mark S. King

Mark S. King interviews HIV science reporter and stripper Benjamin "Ben" Ryan.

The nearly naked AIDS advocate

Josh Green and cast, from Broadway Bares 2015 (credit: Benjamin Ryan)  When Benjamin “Ben” Ryan began taking dance classes ten years ago, the personal venture was a complete whim. After all, he was in his late twenties at the time – ancient for a beginning dancer – and by his own admission, was “just awful” for the first few years of classes. And nothing about his vocation as a writer specializing in the science of HIV suggested that Gene Kelly was trapped inside. Cue the vict

<<  1 [23 4  >>