Articles tagged with: HIV

The Toronto Subway Die In - another round in the fight for Bill C-393

published: January, 30, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Events, Bob Leahy - Publisher

URGENT. Bob Leahy posts a video so hot off the press it's smoking, from activists continuing to fight for affordable access to HIV drugs around the globe. READ NOW

The Toronto Subway Die In - another round in the fight for Bill C-393

The internet is a powerful thing. Below is a video made this morning, edited this afternoon, up on YouTube within hours of the event to highlight the need for the passing of Bill C-393 on January 31. This post, and our quick response, is part of PositiveLite’s continuing coverage of this important issue, most recently here.   Here is what the organizers said about their plans for today . . "A coalition of students and community members will board a subway car and ‘die

Social Media in the Backwoods and Beyond

published: January, 28, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy says “I was going to write about blogging in the context of the HIV community and PositiveLite’s greatest hits, but then I got sidetracked.”

Social Media in the Backwoods and Beyond

There I was sitting in my living room, a plate of chicken curry, naan and samosas on my lap and Jeopardy on the TV. But was I paying attention to them?   Not a chance.  Instead, I was glued to my iPhone where there was livestreaming video of the hugely contentious Pride Toronto AGM that was taking place last night. Nonstop streaming Twitter coverage too. And not only was the meeting amazing entertainment, witnessing the perfect storm of a shipwrecked board of directors

Confidence is Like a College Course

"As my first class of the new semester ended yesterday, I was reminded of something really profound, and don't mind if I get a little Woo Woo here, because that's what I do best."

And you are probably wondering what this has to do with helping you build unstoppable confidence, but if you'll open your mind for a few moments, I promise you it has everything to do with it AND more. How often are you reminded, in one way or another, that you couldn't possibly accomplish your dreams? Especially when it's a dream you were quite passionate about. Like getting your master’s degree or PhD or learning how to meet men in a way where you know exactly what and how to decide i

Get your HANDS off me!!!

published: January, 26, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Opinion Pieces

Last week I had a major attack of HANDS! Not in the classic sense, and by that I mean the backroom of a German gay bar, more in the sense of a stupid moment screwing up my meds in my last post.

Video: Jewel "Hands" Last week I had a major attack of HANDS! Not in the classic sense, and by that I mean the backroom of a German gay bar, more in the sense of a stupid moment screwing up my meds in my last post. Up until the OHTN Research Conference I had never heard of Hands.  While interviewing Stephanie Nixon, howevere, I heard her say HANDS, aka the Poz Brain she referred to in common parlance. This was news to me, but good news in a strange way. Let’s start with the ba

More on the Yonge-Dundas Die In in support of Bill C 393

published: January, 25, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Events, Bob Leahy - Publisher

More footage has surfaced of the December 13, 2010 Yonge-Dundas Die In supporting Bill c393. You can see it below.

More on the Yonge-Dundas Die In in support of Bill C 393

We originally covered this story here. What's it about?  This from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network website : “In 2004, Parliament responded to the urgent need for medicines in many developing countries by creating “Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime” (CAMR), with the goal of getting affordable medicines to people in the developing world. Unfortunately, that laudable initiative was, and is, seriously flawed. But now there is a chance to fix it! Bill C-393 aims to reform CAMR a

My Muscles, My Disease: Portrait of a Gay Drug Addict

published: January, 25, 2011 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Mental Health, Health, Opinion Pieces, Mark S. King

"It wouldn’t be long before my drug use trumped my gym schedule, and my status in online chat rooms devolved from intriguing hottie to that crazy mess that doesn’t look like his pictures."

My Muscles, My Disease: Portrait of a Gay Drug Addict

There is a folder, tucked within a folder, buried deep in my computer files. I shouldn’t be looking at its contents, yet I can’t bring myself to delete it altogether. It is labeled MARCUS, and inside the folder is my disease. During my years of crystal meth addiction I went by the name of Marcus, at least to dealers and tricks and fellow addicts. It helped me determine who was calling my cell phone – those calling for Mark or Marcus usually had very different agendas – and Marcus even

What's real and what's not; undetectable viral load, condoms and the risk of transmission

published: January, 24, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which Bob Leahy ruminates on the condoms vs undetactable viral load debate – which is safer? - begun by Mark S. King and Sean Strub on this site last week

What's real and what's not; undetectable viral load, condoms and the risk of transmission

It’s been swirling around inside my head for a few days now, that video, so intriguing are the isssues raised. I’m talking about what Mark S, King and Sean Strub said in last week’s post : Five Things about HIV (They’re Not Telling You).  Here’s an excerpt from their conversation: MSK Fact number one: an undetectable viral load may rival a condom SS A person who is undetectable and has been undetectable for some time, there is very little chance of them transmitting the vir

Improv workshops starting up Jan 27th.

published: January, 24, 2011 Categories // Events, Events

Jim Maxwell has been teaching for 3 years, performing for 7 years. This four week workshop teaches the basics of Improv Comedy Acting .....

Improv workshops starting up Jan 27th.

What: 4 workshops in 4 weeks.When: Thursdays, starting Jan 27/2011, Feb 3rd, 10th, and 17th. 6:00-8:00 pmWhere: At The 519 Community Centre room 204. 519 Church St. TorontoCost: FREE, thru ACT and Skitz-in-frona-ya Improv Workshops Jim Maxwell has been teaching for 3 years, performing for 7 years. This four week workshop teaches the basics of Improv Comedy Acting through simple games and exercises in a group setting where everyone participates, explores and discovers the joy of being in the mo

Like sex much? (le français suit)

published: January, 22, 2011 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Sex and Sexuality

CATIE is a pretty sex-positive place (tho’, fortunately, we don’t have to endure the corny disco music). We like sex, and we like it safer. We also appreciate that sex is not everyone’s cup of tea (and we’re cool with that) . .

Like sex much? (le français suit)

. . but if it is yours and you’re an HIV-positive gay man, we have three resources we want to share with you—happy ending guaranteed.  Pozitively Healthy: a gay man’s guide to sex and health in Canada Sex can be a minefield for sexually active HIV-positive gay men. This guide tackles sexual health, top to bottom. It covers the risk of passing on HIV during different sex acts, and it also has sections called “Hard-on, not hard up” and “Coming clean on butt play.” Th

PYO UPDATE: Col(ours) – A Drop-In Program for LGBTQ Newcomer Youth

published: January, 21, 2011 Categories // Events

If you’re Ages 16 to 24, here’s how to get connected in your neighbourhood

                             COLOURS - A DROP-IN PROGRAM FOR LGBTQ NEWCOMER YOUTH AGES 16 to 24 Imagine, Express, Celebrate OUR Space, OUR Identities Two Locations: Access Point on Danforth: 3079 Danforth Avenue (Danforth and Victoria Park Every other Tuesday 5.30 pm-7.30 pm starting January 25 OR Access Point on Jane : 761 Jane Street, 2nd Floor (corner of Jane and Woolner) Every other Tuesday 5.30-7.30pm starting January

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