Category: PLDI Blog

The AIDS Commitee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area has created a petition to the Honourable Dr. Jane Philpott, PC MC, and is looking for support to help it reach 500 signatures. Please click here to read and sign the petition. Canada needs a renewed national HIV/AIDS strategy. We need to engage in a national… Read more »

Tuesday, December 1st @ 2:00 PM EST “What’s Hot with Peer Research Associates (PRAs)?” is an online talk show about community-based research that has people living with HIV as the main protagonists. 10th Edition, World AIDS Day special, “Peer Power”: Celebrating the work of HIV Peer Researchers Hosted by James Watson and Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco On… Read more »

CBRC Stigma Bash: A night to make your mark!

Date: Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 Time: 6:00-8:00pm Location: Studio 126, 126 East Pender Street Vancouver, BC on unceded Coast Salish Territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples Cost: Free, with wine by donation Stigma: a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality or person. (Oxford English Dictionary, 2015). Come join us for… Read more »

Positive Women’s Network Welcomes New Executive Director

October 15, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Positive Women’s Network (PWN) is pleased to announce they have chosen Donna Tennant to be PWN’s new Executive Director. Donna has worked as Positive Women’s Network’s Director of Fund Development for ten years, building partnerships to enhance programs and funding support. She is familiar to many… Read more »

Wednesday, October 28th, 2:00 PM EST “What’s Hot with Peer Research Associates (PRAs)?” is an online talk show about community-based research that has people living with HIV as the main protagonists. 9th Edition : “High & Hired: PRAs with lived experience using drugs.” hosted by James Watson “Nothing About Us, Without Us” is an often used… Read more » – Bradford McIntyre: Showing Up for Life

For all intents and purposes, Bradford McIntyre’s story could be a movie. Thirty-one years ago, during the height of the AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) crisis, he was diagnosed with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). A year later, the doctors told him he had 6 months to live. This is a story of being given a death… Read more »

The Canadian Positive People Network held a Press Conference  and meet-and-greet in Toronto on September 25 at the 519 Community Centre in Toronto to release their Pre-Election statement. Daily Xtra was there to cover the press conference. We are kindly asking you to sign, support and share with your networks the CPPN/RCPS petition to Canadian… Read more »

CHABAC has released a fact sheet on HIV Stigma in African, Caribbean and Black Communities. People from African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities face multiple forms of stigma and discrimination. HIV-related stigma is just one of these. The purpose of this fact sheet is to raise awareness among health and social service professionals about the… Read more »

When it comes to HIV disclosure, the law is complicated. In 2012, the Canadian Supreme Court issued a regressive ruling that made the law stricter for people living with HIV, in opposition to scientific assessments of risk and medical advancements that reduce the likelihood of transmission. Legally, people living with HIV must use a condom… Read more »