Articles tagged with: ACT

Undetectable = Untransmittable on tour: Bruce Richman visits Canada next month

published: March, 15, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Community Events, Events, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy on U=U champion Bruce Richman’s appearances at community meetings in Toronto and Montreal next month. Details here.

Undetectable = Untransmittable on tour: Bruce Richman visits Canada next month

Want to meet the man who started a movement that has changed the way we speak about HIV?  New York City’s Bruce Richman, a founder of the Prevention Access Campaign’s highly successful U=U campaign will be visiting Canada next month to engage in two community meetings.  Since it waS launched last year, the  U=U message has become ubiquitous – and not just in English.  The number of community partners now exceeds 130 from over 20 countries around the globe. Richman himself has attra

The ART of conversation: A new peer support program from Casey House and ACT

published: May, 30, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

The AIDS Committee of Toronto with a guest column about a new peer telephone support program that meets the needs of people who use substances and who have initiated or restarted ART while in-patient at Casey House

The ART of conversation: A new peer support program from Casey House and ACT

“it would be cool if there was some kind of a buddy support system where other [people living with HIV] could call, you know, just to check on it ‘How is it going?’, because that could mean a world of difference to someone”  Since 1988, Casey House has been providing compassionate, inspired healthcare for people living with HIV in Toronto. As a specialty HIV/AIDS hospital, Casey House offers in-patient care and a range of community programs.  Research and consultations with clients

Learn about anal cancer in gay, bi and queer men

published: March, 05, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Gay Men, Events, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific

AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) Community Health Forum on March 16 is open to all

Learn about anal cancer in gay, bi and queer men

  Anal Cancer in Gay, Bi & Queer MenWednesday, March 16th, 7-9pm (6.30 pm light buffet) Ramada Plaza 309 Jarvis Street, Toronto The latest in defining the cancers, pre-cancers, screening, treatments and prevention. With Guest Speakers:Ron Rosenes HIV Community advocate and consultantDr. Irv Salit Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto Drop-ins are welcome, but in order to accommodate a more comfortable session we would ask for an RSVP to Rui Pires (email This email address is be

HIVnow campaign will change the conversation during Toronto Pride

published: June, 18, 2015 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Pride, Social Media, Community Events, As Prevention , Research, Sexual Health, Health, Legal, Treatment, Living with HIV, Media, Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

What is #HIVnow? It’s the HIV awareness campaign Toronto Pride deserves.

HIVnow campaign will change the conversation during Toronto Pride

John Maxwell, executive director, ACT (left) Christopher Thomas, communications coordinator, ACT (right)     Ryan Lisk, manager of community health programs, ACT (left) Mason McColl, gay men's online strategy and resource coordinator, ACT (right)     Ty Best, graphic designer of the posters The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) has just launched a bold, new multimedia campaign, HIVnow, that is intended to raise awareness around HIV because the times

Is PrEP right for me?

published: April, 13, 2015 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

In a video interview, PositiveLite.com talks with Ryan Lisk and Mason McColl of the AIDS Committee of Toronto about the agency’s new education campaign to start conversations and share information about the use of Truvada as PrEP in the Canadian context.

Is PrEP right for me?

The evidence is now in. Science has proven that the use of Truvada (a fixed dose combination in one tablet of emtricitabine and tenofovir) as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective HIV prevention tool.  Yet, almost three years now after the Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada as PrEP in the U.S., its approval in Canada for this purpose is nowhere on the horizon. While some doctors have agreed to prescribe it to their patients (prescribing an approved drug for a

Webinar: Not Your Typical HIV and Aging 101

published: March, 16, 2015 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Community Events, Aging, Events, Health, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

We post an ACT webinar exploring the experiences of older adults living with or vulnerable to HIV that includes two case studies and a discussion of programs and policies affecting this population in Canada.

Webinar: Not Your Typical HIV and Aging 101

Concerns about the well-being of older adults living with HIV is an emerging issue in Canada and around the world. Before the introduction in 1996 of effective anti-retroviral therapies, most people living with HIV did not expect to live long lives. This meant that, for the most part, community-based organizations did not have to concern themselves with the needs of older people living with HIV. Now, however, provided they are diagnosed and treated in time, people living with HIV can long, he

Webinar - Living with HIV: The first five years

published: October, 08, 2014 Categories // Community Events, Events, Research, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

ACT’s October Community Health Forum will address living with HIV during the first five years following diagnosis with the virus. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar.

Webinar - Living with HIV: The first five years

The second workshop in the 2014-2015 series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)  is on HIV and the First Five Years  It will focus on these issues: Lived experiences from the first five years of living positively Considerations of strategies for overall health management Current guidelines and considerations for starting HIV treatment  How to build good relationships with your health care providers  The guest spe

HIV and heterosexual black men

published: May, 26, 2014 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Features and Interviews, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

John McCullagh talks with Winston Husbands of the AIDS Committee of Toronto about the HIV-related needs, challenges and priorities of heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black men in Ontario.

HIV and heterosexual black men

What are the HIV-related needs, challenges and priorities of heterosexual African, Caribbean and Black men in Ontario? To answer this question, I recently sat down with Winston Husbands, the director of research at the AIDS Committee of Toronto. We discussed the results of a recent study that was designed to assist researchers, service providers and policy makers in understanding some of the issues relevant to HIV prevention for straight Black men as well as issues related to the care and supp

One night stand with James Wilton

published: May, 09, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Dating, Community Events, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Events, Research, Health, Sexual Health, Treatment, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

AIDS Committee of Toronto’s One Night Stand Workshop Series features CATIE’s James Wilton talking May 8 in Toronto about the study that’s redefining risk for poz gay men and others with undetectable viral loads.

One night stand with James Wilton

Bob Leahy says: Regular readers of PositiveLite.com will know the name James Wilton.  He’s CATIE’s affable expert on HIV transmission risk and has been an amazing resource for PositiveLite.com to interview, exchange ideas and on occasion, argue with, albeit amiably. (An example of an interview on transmission risk I’ve had with him, which also appears on the CATIE website, is here.) Now comes a chance to hear James speak on what I consider the most exciting news to come down the HIV p

Webinar - Addressing sexual satisfaction in an HIV-positive world

published: March, 20, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Community Events, Events, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Lifestyle, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Sex and Sexuality

ACT’s March Community Health Forum will address sexual satisfaction in an HIV-positive world. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar

Webinar - Addressing sexual satisfaction in an HIV-positive world

The seventh workshop in the 2013-2014 series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)  is on addressing sexual satisfaction in an HIV-positive world.  It will focus on these issues:  •           Undetectable? Still need protection? •           Negotiating safer sex •         Causes of erectile dysfunction and available enhancements  The guest speakers are:  •  John Goodhew, HIV prima

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