Articles tagged with: Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Big win for U=U! Canada’s Chief Medical Officers of Health say “effectively no risk’ of HIV transmission via sex if viral load suppressed.

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

PHAC World AIDS Day statement praises the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) campaign and Indigenous Know Your Status program

Big win for U=U! Canada’s Chief Medical Officers of Health say “effectively no risk’ of HIV transmission via sex if viral load suppressed.

Statement on behalf of the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health Statements From Public Health Agency of Canada November 30, 2017 Ottawa, ON Government of Canada Every year on December 1st, we come together to mark World AIDS Day and the start of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week.  There was a time not long ago when many lives were lost to AIDS in Canada. Thanks to advances in treatment, the situation today is vastly different. With timely interventions and supports, people living wit

HIV Stigma 101

published: June, 27, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Research, Health, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

A new Canadian video featuring two well known poz advocates explores what HIV Stigma looks like. Produced by Universities Without Walls, the Ontario HIV Network (OHTN)

HIV Stigma 101

It’s hurtful to those of us living with HIV, it’s unfair and it contributes to the spread of HIV. These are three good reasons why we need to understand HIV stigma’s role, how we stop or at least reduce it and track our progress in doing so.  In the video below, Muluba Habanyama and Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco, both working on a current HIV stigma study, explain the basics. It’s a good primer; we all talk about stigma (a LOT) but don’t always stop to pare it down, to think about its

CAS hits a home run with a successful Forum

published: June, 12, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Conferences, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) Forum for people living with HIV held in Regina last week was a much needed win for an embattled national organization fighting for its very existence

CAS hits a home run with a successful Forum

View from a hotel window. "Regina might not be the most exciting city in Canada" says publisher Bob Leahy "but it played host to a solid conference that re-established CAS as a force to be reckoned with." The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) went into last week’s national Forum for People Living with HIV needing a victory. It has had a history, after all, of meetings that left many frustrated, if not angry. As well, it is currently on what some would see as life support from the Public Health Ag

Canadian AIDS Society Forum for people living with HIV moves to Regina, AGM goes online

published: May, 01, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Community Events, Activism, Conferences, Events, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy with the scoop on what funding challenges mean for the upcoming CAS Forum and AGM

Canadian AIDS Society Forum for people living with HIV moves to Regina, AGM goes online

Regina, Saskatchewan It was a break from tradition. The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) had hoped to have their annual Forum and AGM in Vancouver, B.C.. But funding issues have curtailed those plans. The forum for people living with HIV will instead be held in Regina, Saskatchewan June 7 and 8. PositiveLite.com has learned that the AGM, which usually piggybacks on to the forum, will instead be conducted by way of online webinar at a date to be confirmed. That sounds like an unusual move and it

Going beyond current ideas about the cascade of HIV care

published: January, 03, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, International , Treatment

CATIE reports on the effects of ART and the need for further measurement as a possible impediment to reaching UNAIDS 90-90-90- targets.

Going beyond current ideas about the cascade of HIV care

Une version française est disponible ici.   When initiated and taken every day exactly as prescribed and directed, HIV treatment(ART) can greatly reduce the amount of HIV in the blood (viral load), allowing the immune system to begin the process of gradually repairing itself. As the use of ART continues, the amount of HIV in the blood eventually falls very low—below the level at which it can accurately be counted with routine tests. This low level is commonly called undetectable. Conti

An exclusive interview with Health Minister Jane Philpott

published: December, 01, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Hep B and C, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Features and Interviews, Health, Revolving Door, Legal, Treatment, Guest Authors

In an exclusive interview for PositiveLite.com for World AIDS Day, Rob Easton talks with federal Health Minister Jane Philpott about Canada’s 90-90-90 achievements, a renewed federal initiative on HIV, criminalization of non-disclosure and more.

An exclusive interview with Health Minister Jane Philpott

Photo: Motswari Mofokeng Rob Easton: Minister Philpott, thank you for taking the time for this interview with PositiveLite.com. Jane Philpott: My pleasure. You’ve had a very busy few weeks with health accords and a number of different announcements. How challenging is it to get HIV on the list of priorities, both within your ministry, and also around the cabinet table? I think it would be fair to say that HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood born infections have not b

Canadian Health Minister rethinks AIDS funding cuts – a little

published: November, 10, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Hep B and C, Current Affairs, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Minister Jane Philpott announces a slight reprieve – a delay of one year in cuts for some plus transition funding for others

Canadian Health Minister rethinks AIDS funding cuts – a little

Statement by the Honourable Jane Philpott on the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund Ottawa - The fight to eliminate HIV, Hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted or blood borne infections is a priority for our government. Achieving our goals requires a comprehensive approach that includes a strong focus on vulnerable populations, with investment in interventions that have the greatest potential impact. Recently, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced its decisions related to f

Memories, moments and MIPA

published: October, 26, 2016 Written by // Colin Johnson Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Health, Colin Johnson, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Colin Johnson with an opinion piece on the AIDS sector in Ontario and how it got that way.

Memories, moments and MIPA

At a recent interaction at an ASO (AIDS Service Organization) I was informed by the client service representative that my ID number was one of the lowest he’d seen. That got me reminiscing over the years that have passed but more about the changes that I’ve witnessed in the organizations that were created to serve us. I’m writing from the perspective of a long term survivor (LTS) diagnosed in 1984, a black gay male living in Toronto who’s been/still am a client, volunteer and employee

Open Letter to Jane Philpott Minister of Health from AIDS ACTION NOW!

published: October, 13, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Social Media, Current Affairs, Research, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Presses for transparency on Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) funding

Open Letter to Jane Philpott Minister of Health from AIDS ACTION NOW!

Dear Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, As a community of people living with and affected by HIV and Hepatitis C we have been listening with concern to the limited information released from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) regarding massive changes to the funding landscape that supports organizations and services that our lives depend on. Specifically, we have been concerned about the recent response to a funding call and the Letters of the Intent for the HIV and Hepatitis C Communit