• Red For Change

    Red For Change

    It’s about awareness; It’s about advocacy; It’s about acceptance; It’s about change; We need to change our outlook and ideas. The AIDS Committee of York Region holds an annual #RedforChange campaign to promote awareness and fight the […]

     
  • An “HIV status neutral” paradigm shift

    An “HIV status neutral” paradigm shift

    HIV is not what it used to be. Many people with HIV describe it as a chronic condition and a manageable part of their life. HIV prevention is not what it used to be, either. […]

     
  • My Experience Growing Up HIV Positive

    My Experience Growing Up HIV Positive

    HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is simply a virus that attempts to take over the immune system, and in doing so, if left untreated can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), an umbrella term used […]

     
  • HIV diagnosis and linkage to care is key for reducing transmission rates transmission rates

    U.S. study finds that HIV is most likely to be transmitted when a person is undiagnosed 80% of transmissions originate in those who are undiagnosed or not receiving HIV care The research highlights the need […]

     
  • Allies, Safety and Consent

    Allies, Safety and Consent

    I was really struggling this month to come up with a “sexy” topic to write. I did some research on eroticising safety and consent, and was daunted by the complexity of this issue for women […]

     
  • Gay men, substance use and harm reduction: it’s time to act!

    Gay men, substance use and harm reduction: it’s time to act!

    Harm reduction and gay men’s HIV prevention could be considered two historic elements in our HIV response that have long stood separate from one another. Traditionally, HIV prevention with gay men focused on sexual risk, […]