OHTN Research Conference 2011 Interview: Chris Tsoukas on inflammation
Monday, 09 January 2012 Author // Brian Finch - Founder, Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Events, Features and Interviews, Health, Brian Finch, Ontario HIV Treatment Network
Chris Tsoukas discusses chronic inflammation and it's role in HIV
About the Author
Brian Finch, founder of PositiveLite.com. I've had a blog since 2005 when I decided one day that I just wanted to write. Since then I've grown to writing for a local Toronto magazine, Fab, and contribute to MyGayToronto.com.
More recently (relative to twenty years ago) in 2006 I was featured in the Ontario HIV Treatment Network's documentary "Positive Voices" filmed during the 2006 International AIDS Conference.
The very same conference where I organized an action against the Conservative government for our Prime Minister not showing up, which is now known as "The Pillow Case Project" approximatel 1000 message-stenciled pillow cases were held up at the moment the government representative stood up causing an international photography sensation.
During these years I was on the board of Canada's treatment advocacy NGO, the Canadian Treatment Action Council, and have been privileged to have worked with great activists internationally such as Africa.
Life is an evolution, apart from my contributing to PositiveLite.com, I've become a budding stand-up comic creating a new genre of comedy: candid comedy. Look out as there isn't much I don't talk about.
The Ontario HIV Treatment Network is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. We are a network composed of:
- People with HIV
- Academic and community-based researchers
- Members of AIDS service organizations and other community groups
- Decision makers from all levels of government and various community groups
- Health care providers
We promote excellence and innovation in HIV treatment, research, education and prevention in Ontario to:
- Improve the health and well being of people with HIV
- Contribute to HIV prevention efforts
- Promote knowledge exchange among all HIV stakeholders
- Ensure value for resources
For more information the OHTN please visit their website.