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  • HIV: A gift given to me
  • Return to the scene
  • People living with HIV make their mark at IAS 2015 in Vancouver
  • Vancouver conference confirms tools are in place, shows the way to move forward to end the epidemic
  • Would you date an HIV-positive guy?

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  • HIV: A gift given to me

    HIV: A gift given to me

    Guest writer RYU Matsumoto from The Philippines says “I know the virus isn’t something to be thankful for, but this virus taught me the life lessons I’ve started to miss.”
  • Return to the scene

    Return to the scene

    Still dealing with the aftermath of a relationship that went bad, Toronto's Josh says “I feel like there’s still a lot of work to do on my mental health. And I’m open about that, and am taking the steps I need to take to do that.”
  • People living with HIV make their mark at IAS 2015 in Vancouver

    People living with HIV make their mark at IAS 2015 in Vancouver

    Bob Leahy reports on the Canadian Declaration by Persons Living with HIV that calls for the protection of human rights in light of biomedical advances in HIV Treatment but in a progressive way supportive of 90-9-90 and expanded treatment access
  • Vancouver conference confirms tools are in place, shows the way to move forward to end the epidemic

    Vancouver conference confirms tools are in place, shows the way to move forward to end the epidemic

    Bob Leahy was in Vancouver last week for IAS 2015 for what he terms “a moment in time when the end of AIDS really does seem in sight”. Here is his very personal view of conference highlights
  • Would you date an HIV-positive guy?

    Would you date an HIV-positive guy?

    Says FS Magazine’s CEO “Avoiding sex or a relationship with someone just because they’re living with HIV isn’t a good strategy: it won’t prevent you from becoming HIV-positive . . and it contributes to an unacceptable caste system.”
  • In search of the invisible man

    In search of the invisible man

    From CATIE’s The Positve Side, “Straight men living with HIV”
  • The diagnosis [4]

    The diagnosis [4]

    Guest writer RYU Matsumoto from The Philippines with the fourth part of his story of being diagnosed with HIV. Today - on leaving hospital, returning home and finally a return to good health
  • National drug plan needed for Canada

    National drug plan needed for Canada

    We have universal healthcare that, unusual in industrialized countries, that doesn’t cover drugs. Toronto's Josh says “a national drug program would mean equal access to the life-saving drugs we need, at no cost to us.”
  • Frank talk from Julio Montaner

    Frank talk from Julio Montaner

    From IAS 2015 Bob Leahy speaks (again) with BC’s Dr. Julio Montaner, the world’s leading treatment as prevention advocate, about 90-90-90, his frustrations with uptake in Canada – and meeting the Pope.
  • HIV Happy

    HIV Happy

    Bob Leahy talks to UK writer Paul Thorn about his new book which explains how a harmonious and happy co-existence with HIV is possible and how to make the most of the second chance that treatment affords you
  • Inside look at Insite

    Inside look at Insite

    In Vancouver for IAS 2015, Bob Leahy visits Insite, the supervised injection facility in the downtown east side, where every day 800+ people with addictions and multiple other issues inject drugs in a safe, clean environment that also gives them a hand up

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