Part 1 - 1994-2013
-2012- May 19, 2013- Master of Ceremonies (MC) - - Bradford McIntyre, Master of Ceremonies at 30th Vancouver International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, held at 7:30 PM in Alexander Park,
1755 Beach Avenue. "As a long time survivor living with HIV for 29 years, it is my great honour to participate in this Memorial. I feel very fortunate to be here. I was 32 years old when diagnosed HIV+." Bradford McIntyre.
This year marks the 30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial and the theme is "In Solidarity". In this special year, Bradford McIntyre, Vice-Chair, AIDS Vancouver, planned this year's AIDS Candlelight Memorial event, making it a Musical Tribute; "In this
evenings musical tribute, the songs are not about HIV and AIDS, they are simply for us to enjoy; while holding the consciousness of why it is we are here." Bradford McIntyre
"In the 30 years since the first case of HIV, over 60 million people have been infected worldwide. There are currently 34 million infected and over 30 million people have died of AIDS. Every year 1.8 million people die of AIDS related diseases and 2.7 million new people become infected.
Worldwide, 50% of all HIV infections are women. Annually, at least 390,000 children are born with HIV and 3.3 million people under the age of 15 have the disease and it is estimated that 16 million children have been orphaned by AIDS.
Five million people in the 15 – 30 years age group are infected. One fourth of individuals infected with HIV are not aware that they have the disease. Each hour, 300 people around the world will contract HIV. Treatment is prevention but millions do not have access!" Bradford McIntyre
is the Host of the 30th Vancouver International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. This year marks AIDS Vancouver 30th Anniversary; the oldest HIV/AIDS service organization in Canada, since 1983. This year also marks the 30th Anniversary.
Master of Ceremonies: Bradford McIntyre
Speakers and Performers:
Chief Bill Williams
The Eagle Song Dancers
Vancouver Men's Chorus
Sound and Lighting: Moon Coin Productions
Vancouver BC, Canada.
-2013-April 25- Volunteer Recognition - - An evening
of Thanks to Recognize all our Volunteers. Bradford McIntyre attended the Volunteer Regognition event where he received a CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION, for his volunteer contributions to the AIDS Vancouver Society. The
Volunteer Recognition Event was held on Thursday April 25th, 6-9pm, at131 Water Kitchen & Bar 131 Water Street in Gastown. This AIDS Vancouver Society event is the one time each year where the staff and board are able to say thank-you to the individuals who work tirelessly, donating their time each
and every week to ensure that our programs and services offer the very best support for our clients and education to the general public and at risk groups in order to battle stigma and prevent as many new infections as possible.
2013-April 20- Interview - - - 30 Years, 30 Stories - On behalf of AIDS Vancouver, Brandy Svendson, (, interviewed
Bradford McIntyre for The 30 30 Campaign, a new video campaign that chronicles the stories of HIV/AIDS in Vancouver over the past 30 years. The videos feature 38 community leaders sharing their experiences and memories; the first video premieres on July 1st at , and a new video will be released each day for 30
days. "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!" Bradford McIntyre.
"On behalf of AIDS Vancouver and Be the Change Group, we wish to personally thank you for your contribution to The 30 30 Campaign. Your presence was invaluable to the project and we look forward to sharing your story and the stories of others." Brandy Svendson.
The 30 30 Campaign was created in 2013 to celebrate AIDS Vancouver’s 30th anniversary. These thirty videos will share the stories of the doctors, the nurses, the scientists, the community members, the advocates, and the families who were touched and inspired to make change by this epidemic.
-2013-April 11 -14- Scholarship - - Bradford McIntyre attended the - held April 11-14 at
the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, British Columbia. "On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 22nd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2013), I am pleased to inform you that you have been awarded a Community Scholarship to attend the conference. Your CAHR Community Scholarship is supported
in part by the Public Health Agency of Canada and offered in partnership with the CATIE-CAHR Community Learning Institute."
-2013-February 1- Photograph | Participant in the - -
"A long time survivor living with HIV since 1984, I announced publicly on national TV (Canada), on , that I was living with HIV. For me, there is more power in people knowing the truth than there ever was in the fear and hiding. I did not experience any negative repercussions
following my coming out publicly about being infected with HIV. This freed me from the burden of hiding that I'm HIV positive, giving me the freedom to truly be myself. My coming out publicly evolved and grew, which has been an extremely rewarding and liberating experience". Bradford McIntyre
"The "Rise Up to HIV" campaign was inspired by for the . My vision
for this campaign is to mobilize people across the United States and the world who are willing to stand up in an effort to reduce HIV stigma. Participants are empowered by the act of pairing a simple statement with their personal story and photo. In turn, these stories inspire hope and empower others to fight stigma. This campaign identifies and mobilizes individuals who are making a difference in their communities. When you are engaged in your own
care, you'll engage others, which will in turn create healthier communities". Kevin Maloney
-2013-January 8- Interview - Xtra | Canada's Gay and Lesbian News - - Xtra Reporter Shauna Lewis, interviews HIV/AIDS activist Bradford McIntyre
on his having received the Diamond Jubilee Medal for excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada. "All I've done is say yes when people have asked me to speak and volunteer," says Bradford McIntyre.
"Long-time HIV-positive activist Bradford McIntyre is dedicating his new to others infected and affected by the virus.
McIntyre received the Queen’s medal on Nov. 27, 2012, at the Canadian AIDS Society’s fifth annual World AIDS Day Gala at the Château Cartier in Gatineau, Quebec. He was among five British Columbians and 30 Canadians recognized for their exemplary work and service in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada." Shauna Lewis.
-2012- December 1- Photograph | Participant in the - Bradford McIntyre, member participated in the World AIDS Day for me is... Campaign.
a long time survivor living with HIV since 1984 and Founder: Positively Positive – Living with HIV/AIDS and IAS Member.
On World AIDS Day, the International AIDS Society would like to illustrate the diversity and engagement of our membership on the frontline of the HIV epidemic. To see the pictures please visit: .
The “World AIDS Day for me is…” campaign will run until the end of the year, if you wish to participate please contact [email protected].
The International AIDS Society is the world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals.
-2012- November 30- Interview - - - Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen Reporter, interviews Bradford McIntyre, who has been living with HIV since 1984,
now 60, who “came out” as HIV positive in a . Bradford was back in Ottawa this week
to receive the ; for excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada. McIntyre can't help but look back at the last 28 years and be amazed.
"Who would have thought I would still be alive to do all the things I do?" he says.
Article & Photos:
-2012-November 30- Photograph | Participant in the Facing AIDS photo initiative: - - "I’m Facing AIDS Creating HIV/AIDS Awareness." Bradford McIntyre, HIV+ since 1984 and Founder: Positively Positive – LIving with HIV/AIDS (www.PositivelyPositive.ca), Vancouver, Canada
"Through Facing AIDS, you and your community can help reduce stigma and promote HIV testing by putting a face to AIDS for World AIDS Day (December 1) and beyond."
Facing AIDS 2011 Gallery:
Bradford's Facing AIDS 2011 Photo:
Facing AIDS 2010 Gallery:
-2012- November 27- Awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal - Bradford McIntyre was awarded the and he
has been honoured with this distinction for his exemplary work and service in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada. Bradford was among 22 Canadians awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada. The Diamond Jubilee Medal ceremony was held at the , at
the , Gatineau, Quebec.
Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals for excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS
at CAS' World AIDS Day gala on Tuesday, November 27
. (back row left to right): Richard Elliott, Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan, Bob Leahy, Louis-Marie Gagnon, Karen Plater (wife of/épouse de John 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/présenteur des médailles au nom du gouvernement du Canada), Enrico Mandarino,
Colleen Elizabeth Price
(seated left to right/assis gauche à droit): May McQueen, Mary Elizabeth Paul
Photo by Cynthia Münster for the Canadian AIDS Scoiety
- 2012- November 27- Interview - - -
Leanne Cusack, CTV Reporter, sits down with Bradford McIntyre, who has been living with HIV since 1984,
where he discusses what it was like to be given a death sentence and the
importance of AIDS awareness.
-2012- October 22- Interview - - Vancouver man receives Diamond Jubilee Medal for HIV/AIDS work - Matt Kieltyka, Metro Vancouver reporter/photographer,
interviewed Bradford McIntyre, HIV/AIDS Advocate/Activist, about Bradford being a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada.
Accentuating the positive leads to national honour for HIV activist
Diamond Jubilee medal. Bradford McIntyre went from fear to isolation to devoting his life to others with HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS Activist Bradford McIntyre didn't set out to win any pizes, but he'll be heading to Ottawa next month to collect a Diamond Jubliee medal.
-2012- October 21- Interview - - - Cheryl Chan, reporter for The Province,
interviewed Bradford McIntyre, living with HIV since 1984, and husband Deni Daviau, for The Province's series, .
Heartbeat - Inside St. Paul's Hospital
Living longer with HIV/AIDS. An extraordinary love story.
"An HIV-positve diagniosis left Bradford McIntyre ostracized and isolated; but because of St; Paul's pioneering research and treatment he can now lead an almost normal life."
"When Bradford McIntyre was diagnosed in the '80s with HIV, his doctor told him he had six months to live. Despite being handed a so-called "death sentence" in the 80's, Bradford McIntyre has lived with HIV 29 years."
Videographer/editor/producer Rafe Arnott and photographer, Arlen Redekop. Original music by DJAW. The Province 2012.
-2012- October 16- Recipient of the Diamond Jubilee Medal - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal - Bradford McIntyre is a recipient of
and he has been
honoured with this distinction for his exemplary work and service in the field of HIV/AIDS in Canada.
"We congratulate you on receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in
recognition of the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the Throne and
we thank you for your dedication to the HIV/AIDS movement." Al McNutt,
Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian AIDS Society
have been given to the to honor
those Canadians who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to HIV/AIDS work.
Dr. Brian Conway
Louis Marie Gagnon
Maria Mac Intosh
|Dr. Julio Montaner|
Dr. Ted Myers
Mary Elizabeth Paul
John Plater (posthumous)
Colleen Elizabeth Price
-2012- September 23- Volunteer - - AIDS Vancouver Community Table - Bradford McIntyre,
Vice Chair, , manned the Community Table
at Vancouver's Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life 2012. Sept 23rd, held at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, BC. Produced by , the WALK raises funds for the health needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS.
AIDS Vancouver opened its doors in 1983 as the first AIDS service organization in Canada. This years AIDS WALK raised over $230,000.
AIDS Vancouver Community Table Volunteers:
Brian Chittock, AIDS Vancouver Executive Director
Bradford McIntyre, AIDS Vancouver Vice Chair
Alastair McDonald, AIDS Vancouver Volunteer
Joe Smith, AIDS Vancouver Volunteer
-2012- September 21- Photo Project Participant: - Presented by , A Day With HIV is an awareness and anti-stigma photo campaign. On September 21st, 2012, nearly 200 people in 10 countries took pictures capturing a
moment of their lives to mark A Day with HIV. - 12:15 PM-Vancouver, BC, Canada “I have been living with HIV since 1984.
People need to see others living with HIV who are not afraid to disclose, in order to move away from the fear. I am Bradford McIntyre, and have been living with HIV since 1984. I promote HIV and AIDS through both my website, www.PositivelyPositive.ca, and by volunteering in HIV and AIDS events. My photo was taken by my spouse, Deni Daviau, who is HIV-negative. We are a serodiscordant couple of 12 years.”
-2012- September 17- Vice Chair - AIDS Vancouver , Executive Committee - AIDS Vancouver AGM (Annual General Meeting) and Board Meeting - Bradford McIntyre attended the AGM
and having served a term (2 years), Bradford was re-elected Director, on the Board of Directors and re-appointed Vice Chair to the Executive Committee. AIDS Vancouver opened its doors in 1983 as the first AIDS service organization in Canada. AIDS Vancouver is a non-profit. AIDS Vancouver exists to alleviate individual
and collective vulnerability to HIV and AIDS through support. public education and community-based research.
-2012- September 17- Pic of the Day - Bradford McIntyre - - An HIV awareness and
anti-stigma photo campaign that focuses on one day – Sept. 21 - as A Day with HIV. Today's Pic of the Day from last year's A Day with HIV is from Vancouver:
3:30 p.m., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Bradford McIntyre, HIV-positive since 1984, is the founder and operator of the website positivelypositive.ca, and is Board Vice Chair of AIDS Vancouver, the first AIDS service organization in Canada.
Help make A Day with HIV truly global. This Friday the 21st, wherever you are, take your picture and take part in A Day with HIV.
-2012- August 5- Volunteer - Bradford McIntyre, Board Vice Chair, participated in the and at the Pride Parade Festival held at Sunset Beach, manning the AIDS Vancouver Booth. Each year, the annual Pride Parade draws more than 600,000 people. The 34th annual Pride Parade – located in the heart of Vancouver’s West End – is the event of the summer!
-2012- June 2- Volunteer - - AIDS Vancouver Fundraiser.
Vice Chair Bradford McIntyre, greeted celebrities and guests arriving at the 5th Annual Celebrity Dim Sum Event, proudly presented by , at . 3888 Main Street, Vancouver B.C. Fred Lee and Sophie Lui once again emceed this entertaining and exciting benefit for the .
-2012- May 20, 2012- Master of Ceremonies (MC) - Vancouver International AIDS Candlelight Memorial - Bradford McIntyre, Master of Ceremonies at the , held at 8:00 PM in Alexander Park,
1755 Beach Avenue. This year is the 29th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial and the theme is "Promoting Health and Dignity Together".
Blessing: Chief Bill Williams, Squamish Nation
Vancouver BC, Canada.
-2012- April 29- Nominee: AccolAIDS 2012 - nominated for an AccolAIDS Award attended and received a Certificate of Nomination in recognition of his achievement in the areas of Social/Political/Community
Action, the Kevin Brown PWA Hero and Panel’s Merit Award
for his tireless work. AccolAIDS is a bi-annual gala honouring our heroes in the BC HIV/AIDS Movement. Hosted by Sophie Lui (Global BC) and
Fred Lee (CBC Radio One), with cocktails, dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions, the AccolAIDS Awards Gala took place on Sunday, April 29 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3.
The next AccolAIDS Awards Gala will take place in 2014.
-2012- March 2- Interview- METRO VANCOUVER - - Matt Kieltyka, Vancouver reporter/photographer,
interviewed Bradford McIntyre and Deni Daviau, a serodiscordant couple (a couple in which one partner is HIV positive and the other is HIV negative). A recent survey has shown advances in medical care and education are permitting couples to live out regular lives. "Bradford McIntyre and his husband, Deni Daviau, are living proof that the virus doesn’t get in the way of a positive, long-term relationship.
The two Vancouver men have been happily married for 10 years; McIntyre has been living with HIV for 28." Matt Kieltyka
-2012- January- ‘A Day in the Life of…’ - -
The has recently launched the series in order to highlight the day to day lives of IAS members from around the world.