HIV positive Canadian Bradford McIntyre promotes HIV and AIDS awareness and messages of positive living with HIV.
"My work creating HIV and AIDS awareness globally has provided for many people, a face living with HIV and this has helped to bring hope to people infected that they too can live!"
A long time survivor living with HIV since 1984,
Bradford McIntyre announced publicly on national TV, on the ; that he was living with HIV.
He has been a dynamic advocate for the health and wellness of
people living with HIV and AIDS and is committed to effecting
change, not only in his own life, but also for millions of others
with the same diagnosis.
Bradford has appeared on national television and radio, in numerous newspaper
and magazine interviews and documentaries; promoting the message
that everyone can take responsibility for their health, regardless
of doctors’ diagnoses. Along with local, national and international
speaking engagements, on HIV and AIDS have
been published in newspapers, magazines and on web sites around
the world. Unceasingly, he has appealed to our government for
funding for complementary and alternative medicine and integrative
health care, nutrition and subsidized housing for those infected
Bradford has constantly championed 'the war' against the AIDS
virus. Through his commitment to help transform the lives of others,
alter public perception and influence the mainstream medical professions
attitude and approach to treatment, change has occurred. Bradford
is a dedicated and tireless advocate for enhancing awareness about
HIV and AIDS.
Bradford's vision for a better future has inspired many people to look at life
in a different light. He works hard and constantly at promoting to the world-at-large
his positive messages of living with HIV and AIDS. Even while managing his own challenging
HIV related health problems, he has committed to involve himself in many ways within the
Vancouver, British Columbia community, nationally and globally.
Bradford's global impact is shown through a comprehensive, informative website. When you
visit his website Positively Positive-Living with HIV/AIDS (),
you will discover a wide variety of life affirming and supportive topics.
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He collaborates with individuals, groups and organizations throughout the world. He strives for excellence
in the cause against prejudice and ignorance where HIV and AIDS are concerned. Bradford is committed
to informing governments, the medical establishment and the media that the fundamental rights of individuals
living with HIV and AIDS must be protected and upheld. Discrimination of people living with HIV must not be tolerated.
Specific examples: Bradford's articles '', '' and ''.
These can be read online or downloaded from the article section.
Since 1994, whenever possible, Bradford McIntyre has volunteered his time and energy to participate in HIV and AIDS causes and events.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
for excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada, on November 27, 2012.
for excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada,
at on Tuesday, November 27.
(back row left to right): Richard Elliott, Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan, Bob Leahy, Louis-Marie Gagnon, Karen Plater, David Hoe, Darien Taylor, Monique Doolittle-Romas, Maria Mac Intosh, Dr. Brian Conway (middle row left to right): Dr. Ted Myers, Randy Jackson, Bradford McIntyre, Denise Becker, Deborah Warren, Brian Huskins, Albert McNutt, Doris Peltier, Dr. Colin Carrie (medal presenter on behalf of the Government of Canada), Enrico Mandarino, Colleen Elizabeth Price
(front row seated left to right/): May McQueen, Mary Elizabeth Paul
Photo by Cynthia Münster for the Canadian AIDS Scoiety
Vice-Chair: AIDS Vancouver -
AIDS Vancouver was founded in 1983 as the first AIDS service organization in Canada. AIDS Vancouver works in the community with an integrated approach to HIV/AIDS care and support, prevention and harm reduction. AIDS Vancouver strives to create a world with no new HIV infections while ensuring support for those who are affected.
Member: International AIDS Society -
The International AIDS Society is the world's leading independent association of HIV/AIDS professionals. By convening the world's largest meetings on HIV/AIDS, IAS provides critical platforms for presenting new research, sharing best practice and advancing the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Member: GNP+, the Global Network of People living with HIV/AIDS -
GNP+ is the global network for and by people living with HIV. GNP+ advocates to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV. As a network of networks, GNP+ is driven by the needs of people living with HIV worldwide.
Member: Human Rights Campaign -
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans,
HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
Member: Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network -
The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network promotes the human rights of people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally, through research, legal and policy analysis
education, and community mobilization. The Legal Network is Canada's leading advocacy organization working on the legal and human rights issues raised by HIV/AIDS.
Member: Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) -
CATIE champions and supports innovation and excellence in knowledge exchange for the prevention of HIV transmission, and the care, treatment and support of people with HIV.
Member: Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) -
The Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC ) is a national non-governmental organization run by and for people living with HIV/AIDS, including those who are co-infected. CTAC promotes informed public policy and builds awareness
on issues that impede access to treatment and health care for people living with HIV/AIDS. Treatment is a broad concept, which includes western, traditional, complementary and alternative medicine.
Member: CAHR (Canadian Association of HIV Research) -
The Canadian Association of HIV Research was formed in 1991 and has evolved into a diverse Canada-wide organization which represents people who conduct HIV/AIDS research.
Member: AIDS Vancouver -
AIDS Vancouver was founded in 1983 as the first AIDS service organization in Canada. AIDS Vancouver exists to alleviate individual and collective vulnerability to HIV and AIDS through care and support, education, advocacy and research.
Member: Positive Living BC -
The Positive Living BC - formerly known as the British Columbia Persons With AIDS Society (BCPWA) and with a membership of more than 4,800 HIV+ members, we are Western Canada's largest AIDS service organization and a proud history spanning three decades.
Member: The Vancouver Friends For Life Society -
The Vancouver Friends For Life Society serves as a catalyst to enhance the wellness of individuals living with a life threatening illness by providing complementary and alternative health and support services.
Member: The BC Compassion Club Society (BCCCS) -
The BC Compassion Club is a collectively-run non-profit natural health centre providing safe, high-quality medicinal cannabis and the services of a full wellness centre. Since 1997, we have served over 5,000 members with serious or terminal illnesses.
Member: The Vancouver Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary -
The Vancouver Dispensary Society was founded and registered as a non-profit society in September 2008. Our goal is to provide high-quality medicinal cannabis products to legitimate patients with a valid medical need.
Director: 2005 - 2009: Face Forward Foundation
Face Forward was created to help people effectively manage both the physical aspects, such as lipoatrophy or facial wasting, and emotional effects of the HIV/AIDS illness.
Director: 1995 - 1996: Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation -
The Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation is a fully recognized charitable Foundation established in memory of Louis Turpin.
HIV/AIDS Health Forum Moderator: 2004 - 2009: GayVancouver.Net -
Gay Vancouver.Net (Gay Vancouver Online) - Vancouver Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Community Guide for Gay Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vive con VIH desde 1984, Bradford McIntyre es canadiense y en 1994 anunció públicamente que estaba viviendo con VIH. Él ha sido un promotor dinámico en asuntos de salud y bienestar de las personas que viven con VIH y SIDA.
Su compromiso está en promover el cambio, no sólo en su propia vida, sino también para millones de otras personas que viven con el mismo diagnóstico. Él ha aparecido en entrevistas para la televisión nacional, para numerosos periódicos y revistas,
donde ha relatado su compromiso para promover el mensaje de que todos podemos tomar la responsabilidad por la salud individual, independientemente de los diagnósticos de los doctores.
De manera incesante, ha instado al gobierno canadiense con objeto de financiar terapias alternativas, cuidado apropiado a la salud así como a la nutrición, incluso ha propuesto la subvención de viviendas para aquéllos
infectados con VIH. Bradford constantemente ha abanderado 'la guerra' contra el virus del SIDA. A través de su compromiso de ayudar a transformar las vidas de otros, de alterar la percepción pública e influir en la actitud y el tratamiento de la profesión médica,
el cambio ha ocurrido. Bradford McIntyre es un promotor especializado e incansable por reforzar el conocimiento sobre el VIH-SIDA.