Bob Leahy reviews the response B.C activists received to their petition to the Federal Government calling for a National AIDS Strategy that embodies better access to diagnosis and treatment, including the principle of treatment as prevention
Peterborough, Ontario’s Robert Olver tells us why animals are good for you and says “If I could make any recommendation at all to someone diagnosed with HIV or to anyone else for that matter, it would be this: love someone.” Or something.
North Carolinan Brian Ledford whom we met in Chicago last week writes a blog called A Marine with HIV. Here he tells the story of being diagnosed while on leave, how he reacted to the news and what came next.
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network reports Canadian civil society calls for federal action on global drug policy with a 10-point plan for healthy drug policy released before UN General Assembly drugs forum
Michael Yoder changes meds and makes friends with Gravol.and says"I would love it if specialists had to take the meds themselves in order to experience the vast array of marvellously crappy physical and emotional effects the treatments have on us“
FS Magazine contributor Ruaidhri O’Baoill says “I told myself that from then on, before sex came into the equation with a guy, I would tell them about my status. It was my way of allowing them to make an informed decision, my way of doing the right thing"
Brian Ledford aka “A Marine with HIV“ falls in love with an HIV-negative guy – and it’s working. Says Brian “We all deserve to be happy in our lives and nothing including HIV should stop us from finding it.”
13th Edition: News from the OHTN’s James Watson about peer engagement. What's Hot with Peer Researchers?" is an online talk show about community-based research that has people living with HIV as the main protagonists
New Yorker Felix Garmendia has rejected organized religion in favour of his own code of ethics and says this has given him “the liberty to experience things I would have never experienced if I remained chained to their strict ethical codes"