Positively Positive - Living with HIV/AIDS:
HIV/AIDS News Archive - February 2007
IAVI Welcomes New Canadian Collaborative Initiative to Complement and Enhance Ongoing AIDS Vaccine Efforts
February 20, 2007 - The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) issued this statement today following an
announcement made by the Canadian government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to pledge up to CAD$139 million for the creation of a Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI).
The new CHVI will contribute to the global effort to develop a safe, effective and accessible AIDS vaccine and build upon Canada's long-term commitment to HIV prevention
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS launches Living Positively;
an international community of young people living with HIV
7 February, 2007 - The day I found out my status was one
of the toughest days of my life.However, my family and friends were very supportive and I am now doing the
things I have always wanted to do, living a much healthier life and looking after my body. Being positive has
changed me into the person I am proud of," says 26 year-old Marco from Canada, reflecting on the last four years of his life living positively.