Articles tagged with: National AIDS Strategy

Creating a comprehensive cascade: CTAC issues call to action

published: December, 01, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Media

To achieve and exceed the three 90-90-90-targets, two new targets are proposed

Creating a comprehensive cascade: CTAC issues call to action

As we approach World AIDS Day on December 1, CTAC is sending a strong message that “we’re not going away” by reaching out to select policymakers and their critics at all levels of government across Canada. We are providing them with an update on the issues of access to HIV and HCV treatment and care across Canada. CTAC was created by HIV positive leaders in 1996 to ensure access to treatment, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with HIV/hepatitis C co-infe

90-90-90 is finally endorsed by Canadian Government – but who knew? (part one)

published: December, 09, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, Health, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

A hugely important World AIDS Day announcement from new federal Health Minister Jane Philpott went virtually noticed and unreported – until PositiveLite.com was tipped off. How could this happen? Bob Leahy reports.

90-90-90 is finally endorsed by Canadian Government – but who knew? (part one)

It’s the news we have all been waiting for. But when it came it went virtually unnoticed.  “Canada endorses the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) global HIV treatment targets - known as the 90-90-90 targets. These global targets call for 90% of people living with HIV to know their status, 90% of all people diagnosed with HIV to be on treatment, and 90% of people on treatment to successfully manage their infection by 2020. Achieving these goals will help get the worl

A call to action

published: December, 03, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

AIDS Action Now! calls on the new Liberal government to re-establish a National HIV Strategy in Canada and to build a National Pharmacare program

A call to action

December 1, 2015  Dear Honourable Dr. Jane Philpott, Health Minister of Canada: AIDS ACTION NOW! is a Toronto-based activist organization established in 1988 to fight for an end to the AIDS epidemic. We were instrumental in convincing the Federal government to establish the first National AIDS Strategy in 1990. We were also central to the campaign that led to the development of the Trillium Drug Program in Ontario in 1995. We call on you to take swift action to re-establish a formal and ef

Canada, the rudderless ship

published: August, 27, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Health, International , Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Despite sea changes in treatment and prevention opportunities, Canada’s response to HIV is mired in the status quo, says Bob Leahy. And with no National AIDS Strategy, Canada is falling behind other poorer nations climbing their way out of the epidemic

Canada, the rudderless ship

What the numbers tell us Think that Canada is a world leader in its response to HIV?  Think again.  It may come as a shock to many that Canada is doing poorer than many lesser developed countries. Typically thought of as the epi-centre of the epidemic, Africa has in fact made huge strides in getting people living with HIV on treatment and achieving viral load suppression. Who ever thought, for instance, that Rwanda would be doing better than we are?  Our most prosperous provinces are now