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Positively Positive - Living with HIV/AIDS:
HIV/AIDS News Archive - November 2010

AIDS Awareness Red Ribbon



NBA, Walgreens, Major Media and Others Declare "We Are Greater Than AIDS" on World AIDS Day
November 30, 2010 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Walgreens join with leading media, state and local health departments, and community organizations to increase knowledge and understanding about HIV/AIDS and confront the stigma that surrounds the disease.
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HARPER IS CREATING AN AIDS CRISIS
November 30, 2010 - HIV IN CANADA GOES UP, PROMISED AIDS FUNDING NOT DELIVERED
A new online video exposing the Harper governments record on HIV/AIDS is being launched today by AIDS ACTION NOW!, a Toronto group advocating for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS since the 1980s.
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Malaysia selected as first Asian host of world's largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS
November 30, 2010 - Geneva, Switzerland The International AIDS Society (IAS) today announced the selection of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as host of the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013), the world's largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS. IAS 2013 will be held from 30 June to 3 July 2013 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).
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GRANNIES HOLD VIGILS URGING PARLIAMENT TO SUPPORT ACCESS TO MEDICINES BILL
Canada-wide, November 30-December 3, 2010 - Events planned across Canada to mark World AIDS Day
Grandmothers and grand-others across the country are holding vigils outside of the offices of Members of Parliament to mark World AIDS Day. They are urging MPs to amend and support Bill C-393, on which the final stage of debate will soon resume in Parliament. Bill C-393 aims to streamline Canada's Access to Medicines Regime, which was created by Parliament in 2004 with the goal of getting lower-cost generic medicines for AIDS and other public health problems to developing countries but has failed to deliver.
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Dr. Peter Centre to host fundraiser in support of HIV/AIDS nursing
Vancouver, British Columbia (November 29, 2010) - A special fundraising event to support the vital role of nursing in HIV/AIDS care will be held Monday, November 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Vancouver's Dr. Peter Centre (1110 Comox Street).
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After Vienna: The challenges for Quebec
Montreal, November 29, 2010 - On the eve of December 1, 2010, World AIDS Day, we cannot be indifferent and blind to the human rights dimensions of the HIV epidemic. We invite you to attend a press conference on Monday, November 29, 2010, at 1300 Sanguinet Street (Montreal) where representatives of CACTUS Montréal, Point de Repères (Quebec City) and the Association pour la défense des droits et l'inclusion des personnes qui consomment des drogues du Québec, a drug users' advocacy and human rights group, will be heard.
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AIDS: 25 years
November 28, 2010 - Twenty five years after being given a death sentence, I'm still alive!
I have been living infected with HIV since 1984 but today I celebrate my 25th Anniversary of being told I had six months to live. On November 28th 1985, I was told by my doctor to inform my family, arrange my finances and funeral that I had six months to live!
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Voices of Hope World AIDS Day Concert
November 28, 2010 - Vamcouver, BC. -- TO BENEFIT THE DR. PETER AIDS FOUNDATION
The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation invites you to our third annual Voices of Hope concert - an evening of remembrance and celebration on the eve of World AIDS Day, sponsored by MAC AIDS Fund, ViiV Healthcare, Gilead, Merck, The Globe and Mail, CBC and the Westender.
When: Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
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US: Southern Policies Fuel HIV Epidemic
November 26, 2010(New York) - Outdated Approaches, Ineffective Strategies, Punitive Laws at Nation's HIV Epicenter
Progress in the fight against AIDS in the southern United States is undermined by state laws and policies that impose ineffective approaches and fuel stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Truvada for HIV prevention - some good news but caution is still needed
November 26, 2010 - As we enter the fourth decade of the AIDS pandemic, the spread of HIV seems to have slowed compared to the 1980s. However, there has been a resurgence of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly in Canada, Australia, Western Europe and the United States.
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World AIDS Day 2010 "You know your Facebook status. do you know your HIV status?"
November 26, 2010 - ( Calgary , AB ) - World AIDS Day is December 1st - It's time to update your status.
"The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that one-third of Canadians living with HIV are unaware of their HIV-positive status. We can't make assumptions about who is living with HIV/AIDS and who is at risk. The changing face of HIV in our community includes everyone" says SHARP Foundation Executive Director Floyd Visser.
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AIDS Vancouver Spreads the Love with HUGS in Downtown Vancouver (VIDEO)
25 Nov 2010 - Volunteers from AIDS Vancouver gave out Hugs on November 17th, 2010 as part of the We Care Red Ribbon Campaign.
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Light for Rights-Shine a Light of Awareness and Understanding on HIV/AIDS
Nov. 24, 2010 - OTTAWA, ONTARIO - This World AIDS Day and throughout Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness week from November 24 to December 1, the Canadian AIDS Society is challenging Canadians to shine a light of awareness and understanding on HIV/AIDS in Canada.
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Engaging LGBT Leadership in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
November 24, 2010 - The United States cannot reduce the number of HIV infections nationally without better addressing HIV among gay and bisexual men.
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UNAIDS and AIDS LIFE partner to increase awareness of HIV
VIENNA, 24 November 2010 - UNAIDS and AIDS LIFE today signed a collaboration agreement to generate greater awareness of HIV and increase fundraising efforts to improve access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
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An answer to a longstanding question: How HIV infection kills T cells
24-Nov-2010 - Researchers appear to have an explanation for a longstanding question in HIV biology: how it is that the virus kills so many CD4 T cells, despite the fact that most of them appear to be "bystander" cells that are themselves not productively infected.
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Daily Dose of HIV Drug Reduces Risk of HIV Infection
Nov. 23, 2010 - NIH's NIAID-sponsored Study Finds Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Concept Effective Among Men who Have Sex with Men
A daily dose of an oral antiretroviral drug, currently approved to treat HIV infection, reduced the risk of acquiring HIV infection by 43.8 percent among men who have sex with men.
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AIDS Experts Applaud Scientific Advances, Call for Increased Support of Prevention and Treatment Programs
November 23, 2010 - WASHINGTON - All eyes are on prevention this World AIDS Day (Dec. 1). Every year, 2.7 million people worldwide are newly infected with HIV, while only about one-third of HIV patients in poor countries who meet criteria for treatment have access to it. This highlights the urgent need for new and creative prevention tools that go beyond safer-sex counseling and condom promotion.
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Evidence that daily antiretroviral pill reduces HIV risk in gay men is a major breakthrough says AVAC
New York, 23 November 2010 - Public health agencies and communities must move quickly to translate trial results into impact
"This is a great day in the fight against AIDS. The positive results of the iPrEx oral PrEP study are a major milestone in HIV prevention research and provide important information about how antiretroviral drugs might be used for prevention by HIV-negative people at high risk for HIV infection," said AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren.
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Gilead Sciences Submits New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for Once-Daily Single-Tablet Regimen of Truvada(R) and TMC278 for HIV
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) :- Product Would Be The Second Complete, Fixed-Dose Antiretroviral Regimen
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing approval of the single-tablet regimen of Truvada(R) (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) and Tibotec Pharmaceuticals' investigational non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor TMC278 (rilpivirine hydrochloride) for HIV-1 infection in adults.
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At least 56 countries have either stabilized or achieved significant declines in rates of new HIV infections
GENEVA, 23 November 2010 - A new report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), released today, shows that the AIDS epidemic is beginning to change course as the number of people newly infected with HIV is declining and AIDS-related deaths are decreasing. Together, this is contributing to the stabilization of the total number of people living with HIV in the world.
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PROMISING RESULTS FROM HIV PREVENTION DRUG TRIAL, BUT MORE RESEARCH NEEDED.
NOVEMBER 23, 2010 - Condoms still the best defence against HIV transmission. HIV drugs still not available globally to people already living with HIV/AIDS.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has demonstrated that the use of two antiretroviral medications (used to treat HIV-positive people) lowered the risk of infection in HIV-negative study participants by an average of 43.8%.
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IAS calls for universal condom acceptance in wake of Pope Benedict's comments
23 November 2010 (Geneva, Switzerland)- The International AIDS Society (IAS) cautiously notes the comments from Pope Benedict that condom use could, in specific circumstances, be acceptable, but calls on the Pope and the Catholic Church to come out clearly and strongly in support of all evidence-based methods of HIV prevention, including condom use.
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For HIV-positive patients, delayed treatment a costly decision
22-Nov-2010 - Johns Hopkins study finds later treatment adds tens of thousands of dollars in care
Low CD4 counts "make it more likely that patients are going to have complications and more likely that their CD4 counts won't ever recover to normal levels even with antiretroviral treatment," Gebo says.
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UNAIDS welcomes Pope Benedict's support to HIV prevention
GENEVA, 20 November 2010 - UNAIDS welcomes the reported statement of Pope Benedict XVI calling for "a humane way of living sexuality" and that the use of condoms are justified "in the intention of reducing the risk of HIV infection".
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Preserving the Power of Antibiotics for the Future
Nov. 19, 2010 - Arlington, Va. - Infectious Diseases Experts Support "Get Smart Abou-21t Antibiotics Week," Nov. 15
"Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to public health in the world," said James Hughes, MD, FIDSA, president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). "Increasing resistance hampers the effectiveness of the antibiotics we have, and there are not enough new antibiotics in the development pipeline to ensure we will have the most important tools we need to fight serious and life-threatening bacterial infections.
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Discovery in how HIV thwarts the body's natural defense opens up new target for drug therapies
18-Nov-2010 - CHICAGO - Natural killer cells are major weapons in the body's immune system. They keep the body healthy by knocking off tumors and cells infected with viruses, bombarding them with tiny lethal pellets. But natural killer cells are powerless against HIV, a fact that has bedeviled science for over 20 years.
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Global economic woes make universal access to aids drugs unlikely, Stanford analysis shows
18-Nov-2010 - STANFORD, Calif. . - Universal access to lifesaving AIDS drugs - a United Nations' Millennium Development Goal that officials hoped to accomplish by 2010 - would require a staggering $15 billion annual investment from the international community at a time when the economic downturn is challenging continued funding for relief efforts, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Swaziland: Dual HIV and Tuberculosis Epidemic Demands Urgent Action
Mbabane,Swaziland/Switzerland, November 18, 2010 - The dual epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV is devastating Swaziland, cutting life expectancy there from 60 years to just 31, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today in a new report.
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Viral counts necessary for gauging health of children with HIV
November 18, 2010 - NIH study in Latin America concludes test should be included in treatment monitoring
For children being treated for HIV in less developed countries, monitoring to predict the occurrence of serious HIV-related illnesses is most accurate if it includes a measure of HIV levels in the blood, according to a National Institutes of Health study conducted throughout Latin America.
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Why so many antibodies fail to protect against HIV infection
18-Nov-2010 - DURHAM, N.C. - Researchers have been stymied for years over the fact that people infected with the AIDS virus do indeed produce antibodies in response to the pathogen - antibodies that turn out to be ineffective in blocking infection. Now, scientists at Duke University Medical Center can explain why: Some of the earliest and most abundant antibodies available to fight HIV can't actually "see" the virus until after it's already invaded a healthy cell.
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Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A., amfAR Medical Adivsor, Honored as a 2010 GQ Rock Star of ScienceT
New York, NY (November 17, 2010) - GEOFFREY BEENE GIVES BACKT and GQ Magazine have joined forces, along with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, to bring together eight celebrity musicians and seventeen of the nation's top medical researchers, including two Nobel Laureates, for their Rock Stars of Science (R.S.O.S.) campaign.
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Dr. Julio Montaner wins Prix Galien Canada Research Award
Vancouver, British Columbia (November 17, 2010) - Prestigious health science research prize recognizes B.C. researcher's pivotal role in development and expansion of life-saving HIV treatment
Acclaimed British Columbia HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Julio Montaner has been named the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Prix Galien Canada Research Award.
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We Care Red Ribbon Gala
Cocktail Reception
When:
November 30, 2010
Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
When: November 30, 2010. 6 - 9pm
Emcee: CBC's own Fred Lee.
Live music: PK3 Jazz Trio Fantastic
Fantastic Silent Auction and more.
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Duke to lead oversight of HIV laboratories worldwide
16-Nov-2010 - DURHAM, N.C. - The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has awarded Duke University Medical Center up to $52.8 million over the next seven years to support the development, implementation and oversight of external quality assurance programs that monitor laboratories involved in HIV/AIDS research and vaccine trials around the world.
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Depression linked to HIV risk among South African young people, study shows
16-Nov-2010 - University of Alberta research has discovered a strong link between depression and risky sexual behaviours such as improper condom use, transactional sex and relationship violence among young people in South Africa.
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Bradford McIntyre Talks to POZIAM RADIO (Listen)
Robert Breining speaking with HIV positive Canadian Bradford McIntyre.
Original Air Date: November 14, 2010
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Parting Glances
November 15, 2010 - VANCOUVER, BC. - Bradford McIntyre, AIDS Vancouver Board Member Speaking at Pacific Cinematheque before a showing of Parting Glances.
AIDS Vancouver Board Member, Bradford McIntyre, a long term survivor living with HIV since 1984, discussed the film Parting Glances and shared his own experience living with HIV on November 12th, 2010 at Pacific Cinematheque as part of AIDS Vancouver's We Care Red Ribbon Month.
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Message from the We Care Red Ribbon Campaign's Bradford McIntyre - Spread the Love, Stop the Virus
November 15, 2010 - VANCOUVER, BC: AIDS Vancouver Board Member, Bradford McIntyre, a long term survivor living with HIV since 1984, discussed the film Parting Glances and shared his own experience living with HIV on November 12th, 2010 at Pacific Cinematheque as part of AIDS Vancouver's We Care Red Ribbon Month.
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30 years on in the epicenter of the African AIDS epidemic
12-Nov-2010 - The impact of 30 years of HIV on an area once described as the epicentre of the African AIDS epidemic will be discussed at a lecture hosted by the University of East Anglia (UEA) in London this month.
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FDA Approves EGRIFTATM (tesamorelin for injection): The First and Only Treatment for the Reduction of Excess Abdominal Fat in HIV-Infected Patients with Lipodystrophy
Montréal, Canada - November 11, 2010 - Theratechnologies (TSX: TH) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has approved EGRIFTATM (tesamorelin for injection) as the first and only treatment indicated to reduce excess abdominal fat in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy (abdominal lipohypertrophy).
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Notice of Conference Call & Media Advisory: Theratechnologies Announces FDA's Final Decision on its New Drug Application for Tesamorelin
Montréal, Canada - November 10, 2010 - Theratechnologies (TSX:TH) advises of an upcoming conference call and webcast to discuss the final decision of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding Theratechnologies' New Drug Application ("NDA").
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NIH Scientists Unveil Mechanisms of Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome
Nov. 10, 2010 - WHAT: Newly published research by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, sheds light on a poorly understood, acute illness called Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) that develops in some HIV-infected individuals soon after they begin antiretroviral therapy.
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Miriam receives $1.5 million from NIH to 'seek, test and treat' inmates with HIV
November 8, 2010 - The Miriam Hospital received three of the 12 newly awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at improving HIV prevention and treatment of prison and jail inmates. The awards, issued to only a handful of institutions nationwide, are part of Seek, Test, and Treat: Addressing HIV in the Criminal Justice System - NIH's largest research initiative to date to aggressively identify and treat HIV-positive inmates, parolees and probationers and help them continue care when they return to their home communities.
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Study Examines Risk of Heterosexual HIV Transmission in China
November 8, 2010 - Since 2007, heterosexual transmission has replaced injecting drug use as the primary transmission mode of all HIV infections in China. The study is available online in advance of publication in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections .
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Dr. Julio Montaner wins 2010 "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science
November 8, 2010 - TOLUCA, ESTADO DE MEXICO, MEXICO. - The 2010 "ALBERT EINSTEIN" World Award of Science will be presented to Dr. Julio Montaner, Director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Professor of Medicine and Chair in AIDS Research at the University of British Columbia, and Past President of the International AIDS Society (IAS).
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AU COEUR DE LA MODE: Designer Fashion Event Raises Almost $300,000 for Quebecers Living With HIV/AIDS
Nov. 8, 2010 - MONTREAL, QUEBEC - This past weekend, the Farha Foundation celebrated its 26th edition of AU COUR DE LA MODE, Quebec's largest fashion fundraising event. Some 2,500 people took part in the semi-annual fundraiser at the Palais des congrès de Montréal to help over 20,000 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Quebec.
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National Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2010: Leaders Gather in Regina to Discuss Aboriginal Access
Vancouver, BC - November 8, 2010 - Saskatchewan's escalating HIV rates set the stage for leaders to gather in Regina for the launch of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2010 (December 1 - 5, 2010). On December 1, 2010, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) will be hosting a special presentation luncheon to share the knowledge, expertise and work addressing Aboriginal HIV/AIDS issues in Canada.
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International AIDS Society (IAS) supports UN expert's call for a fundamental shift in global drug control policy
8 November 2010 (Geneva, Switzerland) - International AIDS Society (IAS) supports the call for a fundamental shift in global drug control policy made by UN expert, Anand Grover, during the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly held last week in Geneva.
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Complications reported in some recipients of Bio Alcamid
November 5, 2010 - As mentioned in our previous CATIE News story, some older anti-HIV agents have been associated with lipoatrophy, specifically changes in the appearance of the face.
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Small protein changes may make big difference in natural HIV control
4-Nov-2010 - Variations in protein structure impact effectiveness of immune response
Tiny variants in a protein that alerts the immune system to the presence of infection may underlie the rare ability of some individuals to control HIV infection without the need for medications.
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Stigma and Safer Sex Practices - We Care RED RIBBON Campaign
November 2, 2010 - Vancouver (City Hall) - AIDS Vancouver presents We Care RED RIBBON Campaign to Vancouver City Council
"It has been nearly thirty years since the first reported case of HIV and silence still plagues the HIV/AIDS movement. Within this shroud of silence, ignorance and fear has been able to flourish throughout the community. One of our best defenses in the fight against HIV/AIDS is education and communication," said Bradford McIntyre, Director, AIDS Vancouver.
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AIDS Vancouver in partnership with Pacific Cinematheque presents:
Parting Glances
The We Care Red Ribbon Campaign Week 2 Event
Parting Glances
Movie Synopsis :
The romantic comedy-drama went positively gay - and gay-positive - in writer-director Bill Sherwood's 1986 indie feature Parting Glances , a landmark of gay cinema and one of the first American films to address the AIDS epidemic.
November 12 th , 2010
Doors 6pm. Coffee and Cake provided.
Movie 7pm
AIDS Vancouver Board Member, Bradford McIntyre, a long term survivor living with HIV since 1984, will discuss the film Parting Glances and share his own experience living with HIV.
1131 HOWE ST, Vancouver
This is an 18+ event.
Tickets : $10.50 Adult with Pacific Cinematheque membership. 13.50 Adult without Pacific Cinematheque membership / $9.00 Students & Seniors.
50% of each ticket sold will be going to AIDS Vancouver.
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Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day
Join us in Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day
For the past two years, we've asked people from across the country (and around the world) to share why they are Facing AIDS in honor of World AIDS Day, December 1.
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Fall HIV/Antiretroviral Update
BC Centre for Excellence event for General Public, Healthcare Professionals, Persons with AIDS, Policy Makers
Friday, December 3, 2010 - 08:00 - 17:00
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USAID awards $5 million to CONRAD
Arlington, VA - November 2, 2010 - We Care Red Ribbon Campaign
CONRAD, leaders in reproductive health and HIV prevention research, today announced a $5 million award from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The grant will fund research and development of vaginal rings that are contraceptive and also prevent HIV and STI infections.
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AIDS Vancouver presents month long public awareness campaign to Vancouver City Council
November 2, 2010 - Vancouver, BC: We Care Red Ribbon Campaign
Vancouver will present its month long public awareness campaign the We Care Red Ribbon Campaign to City Council at 2pm today. The Red Ribbon is the symbol of solidarity and hope for those affected by HIV/AIDS. With weekly public outreach events the We Care Red Ribbon Campaign intends to promote two main themes throughout November: Safer Sex Practices and, Stigma: The Silent Epidemic - Breaking Down the Silence. The We Care Red Ribbon Campaign intends to inspire the Vancouver community to "Spread the Love, Stop the Virus."
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CATIE News - Fat wasting and HAART
2010 Nov 2 - In the late 1990s, doctors and their HIV-positive patients began to draw attention to a complex and puzzling set of biochemical and physical changes seen in some HAART users. These changes were eventually called the HIV lipodystrophy syndrome.
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Mayor helps launch We Care Red Ribbon Campaign
02 Nov, 2010 - Mayor Robertson joined representatives from AIDS Vancouver at City Hall Monday to launch the We Care Red Ribbon Campaign, and to declare November as Red Ribbon Month in Vancouver.
Read more... Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson - Blog - mayorofvancouver.ca


Stigma: The Silent Epidemic. Breaking Down the Silence - Video
November 1, 2010 - VANCOUVER, BC: AIDS Vancouver Director Bradford McIntyre, who has been living infected with HIV for 26 years, presented the We Care RED RIBBON Campaign Public Service Announcement, Stigma: The Silent Epidemic. Breaking Down the Silence.
Emcee: Brian Chittock, Executive Director, AIDS Vancouver.
Speaker: Bradford McIntyre Director, Board of Directors, AIDS Vancouver
When: November 1 st , 2010. 1:00pm
Where: Vancouver City Hall.
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RED RIBBON Month - We Care RED RIBBON Campaign Launch - Video
November 1, 2010 - VANCOUVER, BC: November 1, 2010 - AIDS Vancouver launched the We Care RED RIBBON Campaign at City Hall today with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson proclaiming November 2010 Red Ribbon Month in the City of Vancouver.
Who: Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson.
Emcee: Brian Chittock, Executive Director, AIDS Vancouver.
Speakers: Daniel Dex Chair, Board of Directors, AIDS Vancouver,
Bradford McIntyre Director, Board of Directors, AIDS Vancouver, and Tuan Luu, Director, Board of Directors, AIDS Vancouver.
When: November 1 st , 2010. 1:00pm
Where: Vancouver City Hall.
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We Care Red Ribbon Campaign: Spread the Love Stop the Virus.
November 1st, 2010 - VANCOUVER, BC: HIV/AIDS: Together We Can Protect Each Other.
The launch of the We Care Red Ribbon Campaign was announced at Vancouver City Hall this afternoon when Mayor Gregor Robertson was joined by representatives from AIDS Vancouver to declare November as Red Ribbon Month in Vancouver.
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RED RIBBON MONTH
November 1, 2010 - AIDS Vancouver launched the We Care RED RIBBON Campaign at City Hall today with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson proclaiming November 2010 Red Ribbon Month in the City of Vancouver.
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The We Care Red Ribbon Campaign Calendar
November 1st - December 1st 2010
AIDS Vancouver presents month-long, public awareness campaign
We Care RED RIBBON CAMPAIGN
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Bradford McIntyre - Positively Positive - POZIAM RADIO SHOW
Sunday, November 14th
Time: 6:00 PM Pacific Time - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
Location: POZIAM RADIO SHOW
HIV positive Canadian Bradford McIntyre promotes HIV and AIDS awareness and promotes messages of positive living with HIV. A long time survivor living with HIV since 1984, Bradford announced publicly on national television in 1994, that he was 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!"
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The BC Persons With AIDS Society present
BCPWA Members' Skating Party
OUTER SPACE THEME - Aliens on ice!
When: Friday, November 5th, 6:15 - 7:45 PM
Come out to the BCPWA Member's outer-spaced theme skating party!
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Art For Life
17th Annual Art For Life Fine Art Auction
Saturday, November 13
5 - 10pm, 560 Club
Vancouver, BC., Canada
The 2010 Annual ART FOR LIFE Fine Art Auction is a gala charitable event to remember. With support from renowned and emerging artists from Vancouver and surrounds, ART FOR LIFE annually showcases an impressive collection of contemporary art along with great entertainment and a fantastically colourful crowd of Friends For Life supporters and art lovers.
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