Articles tagged with: HIV

On line hook-up profiles – what’s behind the quest for DDF guys

published: December, 08, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which Bob Leahy looks at an innovative way to bring home the truth about meeting guys on the internet, understanding DDF, stigma, disclosure and more. INCLUDES VIDEO WITH LANGUAGE NSFW

First, skip to the bottom of this post to view the video, and then read this. Have to admit I think this video is pretty clever, pretty brilliant on a couple of levels. For one, the animation used is something that’s new and refreshing – and what HIV prevention messaging needs now more than ever is something that’s new and refreshing. (I’ll comment on the vid’s technical aspects later). Secondly the message contained in the video is pretty well spot on; it plays out, in fact, many of

CATIE: Upcoming Events

published: November, 26, 2010 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Events, Upcoming Events, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

Upcoming Events -(le français suit)

Upcoming Events  (le français suit)                   CATIE’s 20th Anniversary Reception CATIE November 28 Toronto, ON More details here… CATIE Annual General Meeting CATIE November 29 Toronto, ON More details here… Conference “Everything you wanted to know about adherence but were afraid to ask” AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) November 30 Montreal, QC For more information, contact ACCM at 514-527-0928 or This email address is being protected from spamb

World AIDS Day is coming up!

published: December, 01, 2010 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Community Events, CATIE, Events, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

This year’s theme, Universal Access and Human Rights, highlights the need for increased dedication in responding to the challenges of HIV prevention, treatment and support.

(le français suit) On December 1, 2010, people throughout the world will come together to mark the 22nd World AIDS Day. This year’s theme, Universal Access and Human Rights, highlights the need for increased dedication in responding to the challenges of HIV prevention, treatment and support. Canada’s World AIDS Day campaign, developed by the Canadian AIDS Society, includes resources that are a great way to:  Raise the public’s awareness about the global HIV and AIDS epidemic Ack

On being a politician’s wife

published: December, 08, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which Bob Leahy does a Jackie Kennedy - without the pill box hat – and finds out first-hand what it’s like to be the spouse of a politician.

On being a politician’s wife

Meirion taking the oath of office I think I’ve probably mentioned here before that Meirion, my partner of thirty years, recently ran for a councillor’s position in our municipal elections – and won (*** pumps fist in air like straight guys do***) beating out two straight guys. Anyway, yesterday was his swearing-in ceremony. I can’t tell you how proud I was of him, dressed in a suit and tie and all - a rare sight indeed - the first gay politician ever elected in our municipality. Meirio

Movie Review: The Black Swan

published: December, 07, 2010 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies

Hot and very cute dancers, is that enough for this movie?

This film was not an unreserved hit with me but it wasn't an abject failure either. On the plus side, the dancing was great and so were the cute dancers. So were the costumes and sets. Nathalie Portman did a great acting job and it was nice to see the cameo by Winona Ryder, who was great. On the minus side, the story was obvious and I had a strong feeling of being manipulated by the director Daniel Aronofsky into liking it and finding it clever, which I didn't. The characters were one dimensio

12 things I want for World AIDS Day

published: December, 03, 2010 Categories // Events

And while that is all good and peachy keen I have a thought on the matter. Yes world AIDS Day is a good thing..

Editors Note: Danny's post got lost in the world aids day shuffle. Being that everyday is World AIDS Day, Danny's post is as relevant today as last Wednesday. So here it is folks. OK, so in two days, (Wednesday, December 1st) the world will be celebrating World AIDS Day!! YAY!! And while that is all good and peachy keen I have a thought on the matter. Yes world AIDS Day is a good thing, the world should recognize the impact that HIV/AIDS has on the world and those of us who live with it every

HIV Disclosure & Public Life: Just because I tell people, doesn't mean you can

So I have a bee in my bonnet about something and it had me rather confused I must say. I have this friend, a female friend, whom for the purpose if this post will remain nameless...

...as I have SOME tact and decorum, (something she apparently knows nothing about) who, for reasons she has been unable to explain to me, felt the need to disclose my HIV+ status to some random guy she met in a bar when we were out celebrating a mutual friend's birthday this past Saturday night.So there we were, all having a good time, drinking (tonic water with a lime wedge for me, as I quit drinking 23 days ago), dancing, you know the usual. We had all noticed that said “friend” had been

Positive Youth Outreach Holiday Update

published: December, 06, 2010 Categories // Events

Just a friendly reminder - about the next few drop-in's for the rest of the year....

PYO Update Howdy Folks, Just a friendly reminder - about the next few drop-in's for the rest of the year..... Thursday, December 9th - PWA at PYO - The holidays are coming early this year, when we will be getting a super special guest from the People with AIDS Foundation. Come and learn about their services and ask questions about living with HIV to your heart's content. Thursday, December 16th - PYO Holiday Party!!! - Yummy Food. Good Friends. Fun Party! Last year this was the biggest, badde

Reflections on Worlds AIDS Day: Have Lady Gaga, Usher, Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys got it all wrong?

published: November, 30, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which newly minted TV star Bob Leahy says why he doesn’t like World AIDS Day - and why he does.

Reflections on Worlds AIDS Day: Have Lady Gaga, Usher, Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys got it all wrong?

Gawd. Writing a World AIDS Day column for a site that doesn’t take itself too seriously is an effin hard thing to do. Even though this is a solemn day that needs to include memories of the past and, in particular, remembrance of those that didn’t make it, there is also a message to be delivered that some of us are very much alive and kicking. Not only kicking, but finding time every day most days to be downright silly, rude, and/or absurd. It’s hard to balance the two messages. Few do it

Turning 1 year old on World AIDS Day 2010

published: November, 30, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Events, Brian Finch

Where else can you go to find get to know the top advisor for the American National AIDS Strategy to adventures at your local Zombie walk, or one of the first reviews of Priscilla Queen of the Desert?

I’ve been thinking about what I’d write for a date marked by two occasions. The first is “World AIDS Day” and the second, the one-year anniversary of PositiveLite.com. The vision was to be able to offer an alternative to the present online landscape of websites dedicated to the subject of HIV. I wanted a combination of content that ranged from complete entertainment and fluff to more serious topical subjects. The goal and sometimes the challenge is to offer concise information that is

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