Articles tagged with: youth

Ontario proposes creation of OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare Program.

published: July, 14, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Youth, General Health, Current Affairs, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act

Ontario proposes creation of OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare Program.

Ontario's Regulatory Registry Regulation - LGIC Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act Regulation Number(s): O. Reg. 201/96 Bill or Act: Ontario Drug Benefit Act  Summary of Proposal: As part of the 2017 Budget and the government's ongoing commitment to provide better and faster access to high-quality health services, Ontario is proposing to create OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare Program. Under the program, the province would, as

BC’s YouthCO talks to PositiveLite.com about its decision to back U = U

published: January, 17, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Youth, Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Sex and Sexuality , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to dynamic YouthCO executive director Sarah Chown about how and why she led her agency to say what few others would then say: that if you are undetectable you can’t transmit the virus.

BC’s YouthCO talks to PositiveLite.com about its decision to back U = U

YouthCO, a Canadian youth-led HIV and Hep C AIDS Service Organization that seeks to reduce stigma related to HIV and Hep C throughout British Columbia  through peer education and support, produced this graphic promoting U=U  Bob Leahy: Thank you for talking to PositiveLite.com Sarah. The obvious question I have to ask you is why? What made you decide as an agency to support the Prevention Access Campaign messaging about the impact of an undetectable viral load? Sarah Chown:  Well we have

More gay men say bareback porn is to blame for riskier sex...

published: September, 07, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Youth, Research, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From FS Magazine, Iain Howley on the results of the big 2016 FS porn survey

More gay men say bareback porn is to blame for riskier sex...

This article by Iain Howley originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  Back in 2012, FS conducted what was then its biggest ever survey. We asked over 1,000 gay and bisexual men to tell us all about their porn habits. One question we asked was: Do you think watching bareback porn has led to you personally having unprotected sex? Back then six percent of the men who responded said yes, while another seven percent said they didn’t know. Fast forward to 2016, and we d

Youth and HIV disclosure at the Unleashing Power Conference 2016 in Victoria, British Columbia

published: June, 28, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Conferences, Youth, Research

Muluba Habanyama Presents Findings From Her Survey On Youth HIV Disclosure.

Youth and HIV disclosure at the Unleashing Power Conference 2016 in Victoria, British Columbia

In December 2015, YouthCO HIV & Hep C Society, Canadian Positive People Network Youth Caucus, and the HIV Disclosure Project collaborated in a survey for youth under 30 years old which focused on experiences of HIV disclosure. Hopefully, many of you were able to participate in this survey, which was designed by Muluba Habanyama and YouthCO, in collaboration with CPPN-RCPS and HIV Disclosure Project. Earlier this month, Muluba was able to share the results at the Youth Unleashing Power co

Interview with a young survivor

published: May, 09, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Youth, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to a New Brunswick native whose life took a hard turn with his HIV diagnosis leading to drugs, prison and life on the street. But you should see advocate and writer Steven Tingley now!

Interview with a young survivor

Bob Leahy: Hi Steven I’ve already read some of your story through your blog. I thought a good place to jump in would be ithe point you were diagnosed  - because that was a pretty hard point in your life. Were you living on the streets at that time?  Steven Tingley: I was actually living at Covenant House, a homeless youth shelter in downtown Toronto. I came to Toronto about fourteen years ago from a small town called Salisbury, just outside Moncton, New Brunswick. I was about 20 at the ti

Eight lessons for my sexually uneducated teen self

published: March, 24, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Youth, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific

From FS Magazine, what sex-ed doesn’t tell you. “I’m taking the time to look back on my sex-ignorance and highlight some of the key things I’d wished I’d known back then.”

Eight lessons for my sexually uneducated teen self

By what I can only assume was an issue with the timetable I ended up having sex education at least three times during my years of education at middle and high school (yes I went to a ‘middle school’).   And for all their effort I remember being confused, uninformed and altogether none the wiser when the teaching staff tried to inform us about the goings on of the birds and the bees, (a saying I actually still don’t fully understand the significance of. Birds don’t have sex with bees

Stories that bridge the intergenerational gap

published: February, 24, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific

Toronto's OurSpace is looking for 30 stories from 30 LGBT men about life 30 years ago!

Stories that bridge the intergenerational gap

OurSpace is a Toronto-based collective of young leaders who create innovative spaces for young guys who like guys to come together, learn from each other, discuss social issues, and have fun! Through interactive workshops, training sessions, and social events, we strive to empower each other with the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary to support our overall health and well-being.  We are  looking to talk to folks about their lives and the "gay community" of 30 years ago. The project'

“It’s all I’ve ever known”

published: November, 26, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Activism, Youth, Women, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy interviews Ontario’s Muluba Habanyama, a twenty-two year old born with HIV who lived with a family secret for twenty-one years to emerge as one of our busiest and most promising young activists

“It’s all I’ve ever known”

Bob Leahy: Good to talk to you, Muluba. You are twenty-two, HIV-positive and you are studying journalism at Sheridan College. How do people there process that?  Muluba Habanyama: Well, it’s all I’ve ever known. I just disclosed almost a year ago, last World AIDS Day, so they have actually been really supportive, really inspired by my story. You have had a fascinating journey. You’re fairly public now. But let’s start with how did that decision to disclose happen? Probably about fiv

Rocking her differences

published: September, 24, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Youth, Women, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Poz teen from Ajax, Ontario, Ashley Murphy makes a difference as a teenager born with HIV and gets international attention too!

Rocking her differences

This story by Casey Halter first appeared in POZ magazine here.   In many ways, Ashley Murphy is just a normal 17-year-old getting ready to start her senior year of high school. She talks about summer vacation, how tough math can be, and the rock band she sings in with her dad. But she’s also a sassy young HIV activist looking to change the world. Ashley was diagnosed with AIDS in 1998 when she was just six weeks old. She was infected by her late birth mother, who was addicted to crack a

The politics of side effects

published: August, 11, 2015 Written by // Samantha Categories // Youth, Women, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Samantha

Giving youth a hand. Our Samantha asks “Can youth already be long term survivors?” And if so, how can we better support these young people?

The politics of side effects

I recently heard youth with HIV describing themselves as long term survivors. The group I refer to are those who were born with HIV, now in their 20's, some of whom struggle with adhering to their medication regimen. Many have become treatment-weary and struggle in similar ways to adults who are long term survivors and who would like a break from taking pills every day. At least two of the youth described how they made decisions to stop taking medication completely with the end result being

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