Articles tagged with: Canada

This month in Canada: Making life tougher for those already struggling

published: June, 25, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Current Affairs, Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

The Positive Women’s Network of B.C. reviews how the government of Canada is making it tougher for marginalized people to get by

This month in Canada: Making life tougher for those already struggling

This article previously appeared on the website of Positive Women’s Network here.  A provocative month it’s been. The federal government has made several plays impacting the health of marginalized groups, starting with an effort to make the establishment of safe injection sites more difficult. Shortly thereafter it introduced restrictive regulations regarding medical marijuana. Andthen the Bedford case, concerning the constitutionality of current laws governing sex work, opened before th

Prevention and vulnerable populations

published: February, 14, 2013 Categories // Health, Research, Living with HIV, Population Specific

The CIHR Canadian HIV Trial Networks reports on research priorities, focussing on work with and among Aboriginal peoples, men who have sex with men and engagement and retention in care for people living with HIV

The CTN organizes a National network of researchers around thematic research Cores designed to support scientists in the generation of new concepts and study protocols. Co-led by Dr. Mona Loutfy (Toronto) and Dr. Catherine Worthington (Victoria), the Prevention and Vulnerable Population (PVP) Core research agenda is geared towards working collectively with communities and researchers to understand gaps in health services and to look for and evaluate interventions for decreasing HIV transmissio

How criminalization is affecting people living with HIV in Ontario

published: January, 25, 2013 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Research, Health, Sexual Health, Legal, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Who is disclosing and why? What do PHAs think of the law? Here's the OHTN fact sheet summarizing the findings of important research on the impact of criminalization on people living with HIV in Ontario

How criminalization is affecting people living with HIV in Ontario

This article first appeared in the OCS 2012 Newsletter, a publication of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN).  What research question is addressed by How Criminalization is Affecting People Living with HIV in Ontario? This research project examines how people living with HIV (PHAs) perceive the law and the legal obligation to disclose their HIV infection status to sexual partners. It also analyses PHAs’ perceptions of the impact of high-profile media events and public perceptions of

Moving research on new “biomedical” HIV prevention technologies into practice

published: December, 28, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , CATIE, Health, Sexual Health, Treatment, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Guest writer CATIE’s James Wilton explores the challenges and opportunities in moving research around new HIV prevention technologies like treatment as prevention into practice

Moving research on new “biomedical” HIV prevention technologies into practice

This article first appeared on the website of Pacific AIDS Network here. Republished with permisision of the author. Folllow PAN on twitter at @PAN_CBR  Moving research on new “biomedical” HIV prevention technologies into practice By James Wilton Recent research findings have improved our understanding of HIV transmission and prevention and could change the landscape of our response to the HIV epidemic. In the past few years, several new HIV prevention approaches, such as post-exposure

Tis the season to be jolly...but not for everyone!

published: December, 17, 2012 Categories // Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

You are not alone. Nathaniel Casco" “I myself find this time of year very difficult. I usually end up watching some TV or going to bed early, waking up Christmas morning to nothing but another day.”

Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s and so many other holiday seasons are well and truly upon us. The time of year most of us have busy schedules with family and friends to visit, lots of food to eat and the end of one year and the start of another, a time of joy, happiness and excitement of things to come and things that have come to pass. Unfortunately it is also a time of year that can become emotionally demanding and stressful. Some people even suffer high levels of discouragement and d

AIDS-free generation?

published: October, 25, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // International AIDS Conference , As Prevention , Conferences, CATIE, Health, International , Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment

CATIE reviews the landscape. "While we are still years away from an ‘AIDS free generation,’ we appear to be on the right path."

AIDS-free generation?

This article first appeared on the website of CATIE  here.   Une version française est disponible ici.  Recent advancements in our understanding of HIV transmission, treatment, prevention and testing are changing the landscape of our response to HIV and generating a significant amount of optimism. The buzz at the International AIDS Conference this past July in Washington D.C. was that we may now be able to achieve an ‘AIDS-free generation’ where first, no one will be born with the vi

Damned If You Don't

published: October, 09, 2012 Categories // Legal, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Ken Monteith shares some of his early reflections on criminalization after last week's Supreme Court decision on Mabior and DC

Damned If You Don't

Let me start by qualifying my level of expertise. I have been a lawyer, but not for more than ten years, so I am reading these two judgments with a strange mix of past legal training, current political commitment and the often paranoid eye of someone who could be directly affected by it. If you're willing to swallow that (couldn't help myself), then feel free to read on and agree or disagree with me. For more rigorous legal analysis, I would suggest the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Coa

HIV in Canadian Prisons

published: September, 27, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Health, Legal, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST GOVERNMENT OF CANADA FOR FAILING TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF FEDERAL PRISONERS. Former prisoner needlessly infected with hepatitis C while behind bars

HIV in Canadian Prisons

September 25, 2012 – The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN), CATIE, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and Steven Simons, a former federal prisoner, launched a lawsuit against the Government of Canada over its failure to protect the health of people in prison through its ongoing refusal to implement clean needle and syringe programs to prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in federal institutions.  Steven Simons

Bob Leahy in conversation with CATIE’s Science and Medicine Editor, Sean Hosein: Looking at the Post-AIDS 2012 Landscape

published: August, 13, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, CATIE, Features and Interviews, Health, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to Sean Hosein about the big HIV issues of the day like treatment as prevention, PrEP, home testing and whether AIDS 2012 has added to our knowledge of where to take them next.

Bob Leahy in conversation with CATIE’s Science and Medicine Editor, Sean Hosein: Looking at the Post-AIDS 2012 Landscape

Bob Leahy: Thanks for agreeing to talk to PositiveLite.com about IAS 2012, Sean. Did you enjoy going to Washington for the conference? Sean: Yes the conference was quite good. I know that you have questions about HIV transmission risk so why don't we get to that right away? OK. Sean, you were there. From this distance it didn’t appear we got answers to some of the big questions of the day like broadening  our knowledge of  what we learned in last year’s HPTN052  – and the impact of

TowelTalk: Inside Toronto’s Bathhouses

published: June, 05, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Gay Men, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Health, Sexual Health, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

John McCullagh talks with Marco Posadas about TowelTalk, a bathhouse counselling program that seeks to address the psychosocial issues that have an impact on HIV risk for gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men.

TowelTalk: Inside Toronto’s Bathhouses

For many years, outreach workers and volunteers from community-based organizations have worked with bathhouses to provide HIV and STI awareness, prevention and education services to bathhouse patrons. ACT, a Toronto ASO, has augmented these sexual health promotion activities through TowelTalk. This innovative program offers brief, walk-in counselling sessions in the bathhouse by professionally trained counsellors. The objective is to address the psychosocial issues that can have an i

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