Marc-André LeBlanc, co-founder of International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA), IRMA Secretary, and coordinator of IRMA’s international Lube Safety Working Group, discusses the current state of knowledge on lubricant safety,
Immigration and refugee rights in Canada are under siege and this is impacting people living with HIV. Toronto lawyer and human rights activist El Farouk Khaki, in a video interview, explains why this is so and what we can do about it.
Michael Yoder says “we all develop our own terms and conditions, our personal little contract, as we wander through life – HIV-positive or not. And those terms change as we get older and experience others’ opinions and ideas and shape our own.”
Dave R with a personal view of how religion and HIV just don’t mix. Why do so many people still believe in a god of love when history suggests that he or she is anything but? Has religion ever put its peace and love ideals into practice?
Josh Kruger: “Until we recognize that condoms are just as effective as abstinence only .. and must be a small part of a more comprehensive approach to sexual health, we will be looking at more HIV transmissions, more people dying of AIDS”
Megan DePutter on whether sex workers are “victims” or empowered people who choose the work, and how those two co-existing realities complicate our response. Similar issues exist for HIV and the notion of AIDS “victims” vs empowered individuals, she says