Articles tagged with: HIV and AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)

By the numbers: PositiveLite.com’s ten most popular posts of all time

published: March, 28, 2018 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Living with HIV, Media, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy looks at what caught readers’ eyes most in the nine years since PositiveLite.com first launched. What was our number one most read article by far? Read on!

By the numbers: PositiveLite.com’s ten most popular posts of all time

If an archaeologist at some distant point in the future wanted to explore what living with HIV (remember HIV?) was like in the first decade or two of the 21st century, they could do a lot worse than visit today’s top ten list. Like our lives, it runs the gamut – from sex to science and everything in between. It was arguably the most varied site about HIV out there. It set out, very deliberately, to explore the infinite variety within our poz lives which were never ALL about HIV but about l

The news on the Canadian criminalization front explained – part one

published: December, 08, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Hep B and C, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Women, Legal, Media, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy says the news on World AIDS Day that the approach to criminalizing HIV non-disclosure in Canada has changed has left some confused. Here is an easy to follow laymens’ guide to what went down.

The news on the Canadian criminalization front explained – part one

World AIDS Day 2017 saw a dizzying array of announcements. Two in particular contained news of particular importance to people living with HIV. They were about the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, a complicated topic that generated more commentary and some controversy. The purpose of this article is to explain what the news meant for people living with HIV. Part two will deal with what people are saying about it – and our opinion too. Background: It’s important for people living wit

HIV Disclosure and Criminalization

published: January, 23, 2017 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Social Media, OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Women, Research, Legal, Opinion Pieces

OHTN Research Quarterly's focuses on the impact of Canadian HIV disclosure laws and what the research says

HIV Disclosure and Criminalization

In Canada, HIV-positive people who do not tell their sexual partner(s) that they are positive before having sex may face criminal charges ranging from sexual assault to common nuisance. This use of law was established in the 1990s, and further complicated by a 2012 Supreme Court decision, which stated that people living with HIV must disclose before having sex that poses a “realistic possibility of HIV transmission.” As well, women who do not inform care providers about their HIV status

Important Change to HIV Testing and Reporting in Ontario

published: September, 09, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Current Affairs, Newly Diagnosed, Sexual Health, Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From HIV and AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO), a bulletin about HIV testing anonymously

 Important Change to HIV Testing and Reporting in Ontario

The reporting regulation under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) has changed: the names and contact information of people who test positive for HIV at anonymous testing clinics may not have to be reported to Public Health in Ontario. If you have your initial HIV test at an anonymous testing clinic you may be able to use your positive anonymous HIV test code to have anonymous HIV viral load testing. For more information please visit our website. Anonymous HIV tests are free in O