Articles tagged with: B_C_ Centre for Excellence in HIV_AIDS

'We dropped the ball': Some Indigenous people had access to HIV drug for years without knowing

published: January, 05, 2018 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Living with HIV, Media, Guest Authors

It shows gaps and fissures within our heath-care delivery system,' activist says of Truvada coverage. From CBC News, this report by Angela Sterritt.

 'We dropped the ball': Some Indigenous people had access to HIV drug for years without knowing

Two-spirit activist Harlan Pruden says First Nations organizations failed Indigenous people by not disseminating enough information about a groundbreaking HIV/AIDS treatment. When two-spirit organizer and HIV/AIDS activist Harlan Pruden heard the news that the preventative drug PrEP was now available cost-free in B.C. he was elated. "It's phenomenal news that B.C.'s community now has access to this evidence-based, effective HIV prevention intervention," Pruden said. But he said v

World AIDS Day 2016 in Ottawa: a personal account of a momentous and moving occasion

published: December, 06, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Community Events, Current Affairs, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Guest author Gord Asmus sees history in the making as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raises the Red Ribbon flag on Parliament Hill on WAD 2016

World AIDS Day 2016 in Ottawa: a personal account of a momentous and moving occasion

Photo by Gustavo Hannecke History was made on Dec 1, 2016 as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the Red Ribbon flag on Parliament Hill for the first time. This story begins in Nov 2015. At that time I was in the position of Past Board Chair” of the AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO). Khaled Salam, ACO’s Executive Director, had convinced City Hall and our Mayor, Jim Watson, that the Red Ribbon Flag should be raised at City Hall. This did come to pass on Dec 1 2015. Also, on that day ACO

Julio Montaner and Treatment as Prevention

published: April, 16, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

An editorial from Bob Leahy about the most controversial figure on the Canadian HIV landscape, BC’s Dr. Julio Montaner, the world’s leading proponent of treatment as prevention and why we like him and his work.

Julio Montaner and Treatment as Prevention

Dr. Julio Montaner, Director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is not a man to mince his words or spare those in power a tongue lashing when he senses they could do more – much more - to fight the epidemic.  “All the evidence is in. What we are lacking is political leadership to implement what we know works, to do it effectively and to do it now” he says.  Talk to him privately and he’ll name names, talk colourfully about his repeated overtures to the federa

Positive Youth

published: May, 22, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Youth, Movies, Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific , John McCullagh

John McCullagh reviews a new cinema verité documentary about what it’s like to be young and living with HIV.

Positive Youth

The Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival is now 22 years old. I remember the early years, when a gay film festival was considered too much of an outrage for many a conservative city councillor to support. Today, despite being the most popular film festival in town after the internationally renowned Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the traditional message of greeting from our mayor, who seems frightened by anything gay, remains conspicuously absent. Nevertheless, corporate and gover