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HIV and mental health: The elephant in the room

published: October, 11, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, Aging, Mental Health, Living with HIV, Media, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

From CATIE Blog, Tammy c. Yates of Realize: "it is critical for HIV and mental health workers to strategize together to ensure that the mental health needs of people living with HIV are being addressed.."

HIV and mental health: The elephant in the room

In his famous poem “The Blind Men and the Elephant”, John Godfrey Saxe retells an Indian parable about three blind men who went to see an elephant. Of course, being blind, they could only ‘see’ the elephant by touching it. When asked to describe the elephant, one grabbed it by its trunk and said, “An elephant is like a snake!” The second man took his turn to touch it, pulled it by the leg, and confidently determined, “No, an elephant is like a tree trunk!” The third and final p

Setting our minds to it! Attending the Realize 2017 Forum on HIV and Mental Health

published: September, 22, 2017 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Social Media, Aging, Activism, Gay Men, General Health, Mental Health, Research, Spirituality, Health, Living with HIV, Media, Rob Olver - Editor

Rob Olver picks up a few shots of inspiration at Realize Forum 2017.

Setting our minds to it! Attending the Realize 2017 Forum on HIV and Mental Health

“Today, by examining from the personal perspective of PLWHIV we want to zero in on what has worked... in terms of accessing services; what needs to be improved, and by listening to people who developed and implemented programs that are innovative, what they think can be adapted elsewhere, plus find out how they did what they did and finally where can these services go next.” – Tammy C. Yates, Opening Remarks to Realize Forum 2017 Realize is the only national organization that has worked

Out in the Cold: The Insurance Reality for People Living with HIV and/or Other Episodic Disabilities - Snapshot of A Roundtable Hosted by CWGHR

published: August, 31, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Conferences, Current Affairs, General Health, Research, Health, Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

The Episodic Disabilities and Insurance Roundtable, hosted by CWGHR, gave attendees an opportunity to discuss the issues facing people with episodic disabilities in accessing insurance.

Out in the Cold: The Insurance Reality for People Living with HIV and/or Other Episodic Disabilities - Snapshot of A Roundtable Hosted by CWGHR

Picture this typical scenario: Eric works as an account manager for a large Canadian bank, and has been living with HIV for about eight years. For the most part, his health is stable but sometimes, there are periods when he has to take time off from work to recover. Eric has been on and off disability insurance multiple times over the years and it seems like every time he goes back on, he has to go through the exact same process, and get medical forms from his doctor, even though his time off