Positively Positive - Living with HIV/AIDS:
HIV/AIDS News Archive - November 2012
Controversial HIV study begins in Montreal
Nov 30, 2012:First time testing Truvada in North America
BC PLACE GOES RED DECEMBER 1st TO MARK WORLD AIDS DAY
November 30, 2012 - Vancouver, BC: On Saturday, December 1st, the BC Place Northern Lights Display will glow "red" to
support the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) in raising awareness for AIDS research.
Call for applications for national coordinators: International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
Nov. 30, 2012 - The United States has announced a plan to significantly reduce the global spread of AIDS. VOA's Carol Pearson reports that advances in research and treatment of the disease has officials feeling hopeful.
World AIDS Day 2012 More Hopeful Than in Past
Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee
Editorial in Canada's leading medical journal calls for routine HIV testing
30 Nov 2012 - Routine HIV testing is recommended in Canada in cases of pregnancy and blood donations.
Otherwise, HIV testing is primarily done in people who are at or are perceived to be at high risk for this infection. In an editorial for an
upcoming issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Vancouver doctors Réka Gustafson and Julio Montaner note that risk-based
testing is likely to miss "a substantial proportion of [hidden HIV infections]."
People living with HIV call for action now!
November 30, 2012 - This World AIDS Day, the Global Network of People Living with HIV supports the 'Call To Action' created in Marrakech, Morocco
last week by leaders from the international community of people living with HIV.
Bradford McIntyre has emerged as the face of HIV
By Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen | November 30, 2012
- Handed a death sentence 28 years ago, now honoured for his advocacy efforts
In 1984, Bradford McIntyre was diagnosed with AIDS and was told he had only months left to live.
This week, McIntyre was among 30 people awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his advocacy and awareness in the field of HIV/AIDS.
CANADIAN HIV/AIDS LEGAL NETWORK MARKS 20 YEARS, PRESENTS CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS
NOVEMBER 30, 2012 - World AIDS Day a time to reflect on progress, redouble efforts to fight pandemic
This World AIDS Day, December 1, is a special one for a Canadian organization with truly global reach: the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network is celebrating 20 years of research, human rights advocacy, and community education and mobilization, in Canada and around the world.
LE RÉSEAU JURIDIQUE CANADIEN VIH/SIDA MARQUE SON 20e ANNIVERSAIRE ET DÉCERNE SES PRIX CANADIEN ET INTERNATIONAL DES DROITS HUMAINS
30 NOVEMBRE 2012 - Journée mondiale du sida, faire le bilan des progrès, redoubler d'efforts
Cette année, la Journée mondiale du sida (1er déc.) est particulière, pour un organisme canadien au rayonnement réellement mondial : le Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida célèbre ses 20 ans de recherche, de plaidoyer pour les droits de la personne, d'éducation et de mobilisation communautaire au Canada et dans le monde.
I'm Facing AIDS Creating HIV/AIDS Awareness.
November 30, 2012 - Bradford McIntyre, HIV+ since 1984 and Founder: Positively Positive - Living with HIV/AIDS (www.PositivelyPositive.ca)
The epidemiology of HIV in Canada
30 Nov 2012 - Latest estimates of the numbers of new HIV infections and people living with HIV in Canada released
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the HIV epidemic in Canada. It is one of a series of fact sheets on the epidemiology of HIV and hepatitis C in Canada.
An estimated 71,300 Canadians were living with HIV at the end of 2011.
This represents an increase of 7,300 people (11%) since 2008.
B.C. rolls out provincial program to combat HIV/AIDS
30 November, 2012 - Vancouver - On the eve of World AIDS Day, Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid announced $19.9 million in annual funding for the provincial expansion of a successful pilot program
that reduces HIV transmission by ensuring those living with HIV have access to the best care and treatment.
Global Fund support extends antiretroviral treatment to 4.2 million people
29 November 2012 - Geneva - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced new results on Thursday showing a substantial increase in the number of people being treated for HIV and in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of the virus.
The results show an increase of 900,000 in the number of people receiving antiretroviral therapy since the end of 2011, taking the total now getting treatment under programs supported by the Global Fund to 4.2 million.
Fifteen Visionaries Write the Final Chapter on AIDS in First-of-Its-Kind Anthology, How AIDS Ends
San Francisco, November 29, 2012 - When the final chapter on AIDS is written, what will it look like? This provocative
question is posed to 15 authors-political leaders, researchers, activists, and pioneers-in How AIDS Ends, a special anthology produced by San Francisco AIDS Foundation featuring a foreword from President Bill Clinton. The book will be released in conjunction with World AIDS Day and available on Amazon.com.
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
DAY WITHOUT ART/ WORLD AIDS DAY SCREENING
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
- Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
- 149 West Hastings
Thursday, November 29, 2012. 7 p.m.
United in Anger - FREE
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is a feature-length documentary about how ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), a small group of people, came together to change the world and save each other's lives.
Leading scientists, clinical experts and researchers together to discuss latest developments in Basic, Clinical, Prevention Sciences, and Operation and Implementation Research at IAS 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (30 June - 3 July 2013)
28 November 2012 (Geneva, Switzerland) - Registration for the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) opens December 1st
Registration, abstract and programme activity submissions for the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) opens December 1st online at www.ias2013.org. IAS 2013, held from 30 June to 3 July 2013 in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, is organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with the Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA), University of Malaya, the leading centre in Malaysia conducting HIV related research.
World AIDS Day: CEOs Call to End HIV Travel Restrictions
NEW YORK CITY (28 November 2012) - Global Leaders Oppose Policies as Discriminatory and Bad for Business
This World AIDS Day, Chief Executives from some of the world's largest companies are calling for an end to travel restrictions for people living with HIV.
Stribild (the Quad) approved in Canada
28 November 2012 - On November 26, 2012, Health Canada licensed the sale and use of a new combination of anti-HIV drugs in one pill. This combination has been nicknamed the Quad and will be sold under the brand name Stribild. The combination is a complete treatment regimen; such combinations are called single tablet regimens (STR).
HEALING OUR SPIRIT'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY & WORLD AIDS DAY
When: DECEMBER 1, 2012
Time: 6:00 P.M.TO 1:00 A.M.
PRESENTED BY: HEALING OUR SPIRIT
Healing Our Spirit will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary and commemorating World AIDS Day. Please come and join us to pay tribute to those who have gone before us and to support the future of Healing Our Spirit.
PARLIAMENT BETRAYS PEOPLE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES NEEDING MEDICINES - BILL C-398 VOTED DOWN
NOVEMBER 28, 2012 - Statement by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Grandmothers Advocacy Network
We are profoundly disappointed that Parliament has decided to reject reason and overwhelming evidence by defeating Bill C-398, which would have ensured greater access to affordable medicines for people dying of treatable diseases such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in developing countries.
LE PARLEMENT TRAHIT LES PERSONNES QUI ONT BESOIN DE MÉDICAMENTS, DANS LES PAYS EN DÉVELOPPEMENT - LE PROJET DE LOI C-398 EST REJETÉ
28 NOVEMBRE 2012 - Déclaration du Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida et du Mouvement de soutien des grands-mères
Nous sommes profondément déçus que le Parlement ait décidé de faire fi de la raison et des données probantes, en rejetant le Projet de loi C-398 qui aurait aidé le monde en développement à obtenir accès à des médicaments abordables pour les personnes qui meurent de maladies traitables, comme le sida, le paludisme et la tuberculose.
World AIDS Day Serves as Stark Reminder of Epidemic in Mississippi
November 28, 2012 - Deep South, and Mississippi Delta at the center of the problem
As people across the globe prepare to commemorate World AIDS Day, Mississippi is faced with daunting numbers of people who are dealing with this disease. Mississippi currently ranks 6th in the nation for prevalence of HIV/AIDS, with
higher than average infection and death rates (17.8 people out of 100,000 infected). According to Human Rights Watch, the Deep South has more people living and dying of AIDS than any region in the country - and within that region, the Mississippi Delta is among the hardest hit.
Harper Government supports new research on HIV/AIDS
Ottawa, Ontario (November 27, 2012) - Collaborative research teams to address priority issues
he Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, today announced Harper Government funding for new research to address HIV/AIDS in Canada. The funding will support two community-based research centres,
including one focused on helping Aboriginal Canadians, and four teams that will examine the link between HIV and health issues related to aging and mental health.
UNAIDS and the Stop TB Partnership join forces to stop HIV/TB deaths
GENEVA, 27 November 2012 - Most TB/HIV deaths can be averted if TB and HIV services work together more effectively and services are scaled up
Last week the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) reported that there has been a 13% reduction in tuberculosis (TB)-associated HIV deaths in the last two years. The reduction
is due to a sharp increase in the numbers of people with HIV and TB co-infection accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART)--a 45% increase between 2009 and 2011.
Gay Activist Takes Government to Court
NOVEMBER 27, 2012 - AIDS-Free World, an advocacy NGO, is challenging the immigration law of Trinidad and Tobago. Maurice Tomlinson,
our Legal Advisor for Marginalized Groups is carrying the challenge forward; he is a Jamaican lawyer who is gay.
New Images Added to Largest Collection of AIDS Education Posters Online Exhibit for World AIDS Day
November 27, 2012 - To mark World AIDS Day on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, more than 1,000 new posters from one of the world's largest AIDS education poster collections
have been digitized and put online by archivists at the University of Rochester.
EVERY CHILD DESERVES A SECOND BIRTHDAY: MPs, community gather in front of Parliament for protest-party to celebrate the promise of access to medicines bill
NOVEMBER 27, 2012 - Bill C-398 up for second reading vote on November 28
On the evening of Wednesday, November 28, Canadian MPs have a chance to vote yes on second reading of Bill C-398 and bring those children one step closer to living longer, healthier lives. If passed,
Bill C-398 will ultimately reform Canada's Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR) and facilitate the export of affordable generic medications to those desperately in need in the developing world.
TOUT ENFANT MÉRITE UN DEUXIÈME ANNIVERSAIRE: Député-es et membres de la communauté réunis devant le Parlement pour une manifestation festive célébrant la promesse du projet de loi d'accès aux médicaments
Le Projet de loi C-398 en deuxième lecture le 28 novembre
Le mercredi 28 novembre, en soirée, les député-es canadien-nes auront la chance de voter « oui », à la deuxième lecture du Projet de loi C-398, et de rapprocher ces enfants de la
chance de vivre plus longtemps et en meilleure santé. S'il est adopté, le Projet de loi C-398 apportera des réformes au Régime canadien d'accès aux médicaments (RCAM) et permettra d'exporter des médicaments génériques abordables aux personnes qui en ont désespérément besoin dans le monde en développement.
Surviving a death sentence: Opening up about a 28 year battle with HIV
November 27, 2012 - Bradford McIntyre, who has been living with HIV since 1984, sits down with CTV's Leanne Cusack, where he discusses
what it was like to be given a death sentence and the importance of AIDS awareness.
More than half of young HIV-infected Americans are not aware of their status
November 27, 2012 - Too many young people continue to become infected and few are tested for HIV
Young people between the ages of 13 and 24 represent more than a quarter of new HIV infections each year (26 percent) and most of these youth living with HIV (60 percent) are unaware they are infected, according to a Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
B.C.'s free HIV-AIDS treatment program cuts rate of new infections
November 27, 2012 - VANCOUVER - Researchers in British Columbia are calling for a national strategy to provide free access to HIV treatment after publishing a study that indicates universal antiretroviral drug coverage dramatically cuts new infections.
Routine HIV testing should be available for all, Canada's top medical journal says
November 26, 2012 - Routine HIV testing should be offered to every sexually active person in the country and not just those known to be at risk for HIV, the nation's premier medical journal is arguing
Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill Will Have Disastrous Impact on HIV Response
November 26, 2012 - With just one week to go before World AIDS Day, the fact that the Ugandan government is poised to pass its notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill would be ironic if
it wasn't so tragic. If passed, the bill - which would see any person alleged to be homosexual at risk of life imprisonment - will have a disastrous impact on the country's HIV response.
Living Proof - Tiko Kerr
Published on Nov 25, 2012 - Tiko Kerr is a visual artist from Vancouver. He has lived with HIV for almost 30 years.
Positive outlook: portraits of people with HIV
November 25, 2012 - After an HIV scare, photographer Edo Zollo set out to capture people with the virus, in a bid to help destigmatise the condition
Survival Gene May Be Key to Controlling HIV and Hepatitis
cienceDaily (Nov. 25, 2012) - A newly discovered gene that is essential for embryo survival could also hold the key to treating and potentially controlling chronic infections such as HIV, hepatitis and
Third International Conference on Stigma
November 24, 2012 - Join us on November 30 for the Third International Conference on Stigma
HIV test finder: a new tool for your smartphone and Facebook
23 November 2012
- To coincide with National HIV Testing Week, NAM is launching a free-to-use online and smartphone tool, which lets you quickly find out where you can go for an HIV test in the UK.
Starting HIV Treatment: Personal Stories
November 2012 - Hearing the stories of other PHAs can be a great help for someone facing the decision to start HIV treatment.
In CATIE's new video series Starting HIV Treatment: Personal Stories, three PHAs talk about what it was like for them to start treatment. Each story is unique and each shows the interplay of the many realities of living with HIV.
The Complicated AIDS Battle - Video
November 21, 2012 - Watch The Complicated AIDS Battle video online.
Is Canada Further Marginalizing Those With HIV?
November 21, 2012 - Canada used to be a leader in supporting research to monitor HIV in key populations -- terrifically
difficult because the activities that put them at risk are covert and illegal in many countries; surveillance can expose vulnerable populations to authorities and create risks for them.
Adherence to HIV treatment significantly increases survival, researchers find
November 21, 2012 - HIV-positive individuals who strictly adhere to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) have a significantly lower probability of premature
morbidity and mortality as compared to those with suboptimal compliance to HAART, according to a new study from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE).
OraSure Technologies Praises New Routine HIV Screening Recommendations by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Nov. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)- New Recommendations Advocate HIV Screening as Part of Routine Medical Care for All People Ages 15 to 65
OraSure Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OSUR) announced today its support for the draft recommendations issued yesterday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF),
calling for routine HIV testing for all people ages 15 to 65.
Researchers call for more hepatitis C prevention for young Aboriginal people
21 November 2012 - Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects the liver. Once HCV becomes established in this organ it causes inflammation. Over a period of years, this leads to increasing dysfunction and liver injury. If left untreated, HCV-related liver damage leads to poor
health and serious complications, including liver failure, liver cancer and in some cases death. The risk for developing such complications is greater among people who are co-infected with both HIV and HCV.
TIME TO DELIVER: A GLOBAL APPEAL TO CANADA'S PARLIAMENTARIANS TO FIX LAW ON AFFORDABLE MEDICINES FOR ALL
NOVEMBER 21, 2012 - Endorsed by more than 80 civil society organizations from around the world
From around the world, we are organizations actively engaged in responding to the global AIDS crisis. We write to remind you that, while great progress has been made on preventing millions of new HIV infections and getting
life-saving medicines to those in need, this epidemic is far from over. We urge you to seize the opportunity before you to fix Canada's Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR) and make a significant contribution to overcoming this global tragedy.
LE TEMPS D'AGIR : UN APPEL MONDIAL AUX PARLEMENTAIRES CANADIENS, AFIN DE RECTIFIER LA LOI POUR DES MÉDICAMENTS ABORDABLES POUR TOUS
21 NOVEMBRE, 2012 - Appuyé par plus de 80 organismes de la société civile, aux quatre coins du monde
Nous sommes des organismes activement impliqués dans la riposte à la crise du sida à l'échelle mondiale. Nous écrivons pour vous rappeler que, malgré les grands progrès réalisés dans la prévention
de millions de nouvelles infections par le VIH et la fourniture de médicaments salvateurs aux personnes dans le besoin, l'épidémie est loin d'être terminée. Nous vous exhortons à saisir l'occasion qui se présente à vous, de rectifier le Régime canadien d'accès aux médicaments (RCAM) et de contribuer de manière significative à mettre un terme à cette tragédie mondiale.
National Summit on HIV and Viral Hepatitis Convenes November 26-28 in Washington with Focus on Accelerating HIV and Viral Hepatitis Testing and Reducing Disparities in Care
WASHINGTON, DC (November 20, 2012) - At a time when the prevalence of HIV among some Americans rivals parts of sub-Saharan Africa and recorded deaths
from chronic hepatitis C infection are steadily increasing, the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research will convene its 2012 National Summit on HIV and Viral Hepatitis Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care to intensify the nation's prevention, detection and treatment efforts.
UNAIDS reports a more than 50% drop in new HIV infections across 25 countries as countries approach the 1000 day deadline to achieve global AIDS targets
GENEVA, 20 November 2012 - In addition, the number of people with access to antiretroviral therapy increased by 63% in the last 24 months-AIDS-related deaths fell by more than 25% between 2005 and 2011 globally.
A new World AIDS Day report: Results , by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), shows that unprecedented acceleration in the AIDS response is producing results for people. The report shows that a more than 50% reduction in the rate of new HIV infections has been achieved across 25 low- and middle-income countries--more
than half in Africa, the region most affected by HIV.
Voices of Hope | Voix d'Espoir: National World AIDS Day Concert
Join the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation at our fifth annual Voices of Hope concert - an evening of remembrance and celebration on the eve of World AIDS Day 2012.
In Partnership with Casey House in Toronto and La Maison du Parc in Montreal
NOVEMBER 30, 2012
DOORS AT 7:00PM
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
690 BURRARD ST
ADMISSION BY DONATION - $20 OR PAY WHAT YOU CAN
Texas Biomed files patent for a novel HIV vaccine strategy
19-Nov-2012 - The Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio has applied for a patent for a genetically-engineered vaccine strategy to prevent HIV infection that targets the outer layers of body
structures that are the first sites of contact with the virus.
Life expectancy in older people with HIV could exceed the average - as long as ART keeps working
19 November 2012 - The latest forecasts of life expectancy in people with HIV in the UK, based on mortality data from the UK Collaborative HIV Cohort (UK CHIC) study, show that the average life expectancy of people on antiretroviral therapy (ART) with a CD4 count
over 350 cells/mm3 is now very close to the national average, the eleventh International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection heard last week.
MTV AND DR. DREW TEAM UP TO DOCUMENT THE LIVES OF THREE HIV POSITIVE YOUNG PEOPLE IN "I'M POSITIVE," PREMIERING ON WORLD AIDS DAY
New York, NY (November 19, 2012) - 60-Minute Special Spotlights the Reality of Living with HIV as Part of MTV's 15-Year Public Information Partnership
with the Kaiser Family Foundation; Dr. Drew to Host After-Show Discussion with Cast on MTV.com
MTV today announced that the network will air " I'm Positive ," a 60-minute special produced by DrDrew Productions and Octagon Entertainment on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT, with a simulcast on MTV Tr3s .
Toward an AIDS-Free World
November 19, 2012 - By FRANCOISE BARRE-SINOUSSI and ADEEBA KAMARULZAMAN
NOT long ago, the very notion of an AIDS-free world was one many of us working in the field did not dare dream of.
Now there is a new sense of optimism, driven in large part by scientific advances that have elevated the potential of anti-retroviral treatment as prevention to official health policy.
HIV-Positive MSM Have Neurologic Disease Earlier Than HIV-Negatives
17 November 2012 - The IAS welcomes Mark R. Dybul as the new Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
ARE YOU A WOMAN ABOVE THE AGE OF 18 WHO IS HIV-POSITIVE AND: TRYING TO GET PREGNANT? ARE PREGNANT? HAVE BEEN PREGNANT POST-DIAGNOSIS?
November 17, 2012 - YOUR PARTICIPATION IS REQUESTED!
I am a Master's student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary interested in understanding how women infected with HIV in Calgary experience the decision
to become pregnant in order to mother, and experience pregnancy. I would like to invite you to contribute your experiences to this area of interest in women's lives, by talking with me about your experiences.
Lack of understanding of treatment benefits may discourage women with HIV from having children - and could increase the risk of vertical transmission
16 November 2012 - Two papers presented at the Eleventh International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection this week in Glasgow suggest that some women with HIV may not be have up-to-date information about the risks of vertical
transmission (HIV being passed on from mother to child) - and paradoxically the risk may be increased if they do not take antiretroviral therapy (ART) as a result.
A Message from Richard Elliott
Executive Director, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network - www.aidslaw.ca
The International AIDS Society (IAS) welcomes the appointment of Mark R. Dybul as the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Friday, 16 November 2012 (Geneva, Switzerland) - The IAS welcomes Mark R. Dybul as the new Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
AWARDS FOR ACTION 2012
SAVE THE DATE:
Tuesday December 4, 2012
On December 4, 2012 at 7pm, please join us at the Law Society of Upper Canada (Convocation Hall) to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and honour the winners of the 2012 Awards for Action on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights.
Suits Dinner - November 26 2012 - India Bistro
SUITS - POZ GAY WORKING MEN'S DINNER GROUP
Come out and join other working guys for a monthly dinner November 26 5.30-8.00 at India Bistro, 1157 Davie Street.
Global Fund Appoints Mark Dybul as Executive Director
15 November 2012 - GENEVA - Widely Recognized as Leader in Global Health, Experienced Administrator
The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today appointed as its new Executive Director Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, a former United States Global AIDS Coordinator.
Half of HIV-positive gay men disagree that HIV treatment makes you less infectious
15 November 2012 - A survey of over 2000 gay men attending clinics in the UK has found that 48% disagree that HIV treatment can make someone less infectious or makes it unnecessary to use a condom, the eleventh International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection
in Glasgow heard this week.
Doctor Peter's legacy kept alive
November 15, 2012 - It was twenty years ago today that Vancouver and B.C. lost a pioneering AIDS activist.
Doctor Peter Jepson-Young, known to everyone simply as Doctor Peter, passed away November 15, 1992.
HIV care transformed by Dr. Peter's legacy
November 15, 2012 - Twenty years after Peter Jepson-Young's death, the centre that bears his name is synonymous with inclusive, cutting-edge programs.
When Peter Jepson-Young died of AIDS on November 15, 1992, the man better known to British Columbians as "Dr. Peter" had one last wish: that a foundation created in his name be used to help people living with HIV/AIDS who
were less fortunate than him. "There is no substitute," the host of CBC's AIDS Diary said in a final statement, "for the ongoing involvement and support of caring people. Persons living
with HIV and AIDS have needs greater than just survival."
HIV program at Dr. Peter Centre faces an uncertain future: director
November 15, 2012 - Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of crusading doctor's death
As the Dr. Peter Centre marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Dr. Peter Thursday, the centre faces the possibility that a program that has played a key role in reducing the spread of HIV and AIDS in the province may be severely reduced.
Documentary maker hopes to 'ReIGNITE' concern about HIV-AIDS, prevent spread
November 13, 2012 - TORONTO - "ReIGNITE," the title of the HIV-AIDS documentary, is an extension of Saltzman's social activism, again seen through the camera lens.
HIV-1 vaccine development: Pinning down a moving target
November 12, 2012 - HIV-1 is a genetically diverse collection of viruses, making it a moving target in vaccine development.
Fifth of US youth with HIV unaware during first-time sex
November 10, 2012 - Twenty percent of young people born with HIV in the United States don't know they're infected when
they have sex for the first time, according to a new study released Friday.
How 'Angels in America' changed the national conversation
November 10, 2012 - Tony Kushner's sprawling play, introduced in the early 1990s, touched on all manner of concerns. It altered the way people thought about
AIDS - and much more.
In Vancouver, Stephen Lewis blasts Harper's stance on generic drugs
November 9, 2012 - Lewis fought for eight years alongside Liberal, NDP, Bloc Québécois and even some Conservative MPs for a bill that would allow Canada to produce generic, lifesaving antiretroviral drugs at low cost for export to countries hardest hit by the pandemic.
Bill C-393 passed in the House of Commons in 2011, but died after being stalled for too long by the Conservative-controlled senate.
Only half of people on HIV treatment fit 'Swiss Statement' criteria for non-infectiousness in US study
November 9, 2012 - A study of a sample of predominantly African-American people with HIV in the US has found that, in those taking antiretroviral therapy (ART), only 51% met the criteria for non-infectiousness set by the Swiss Statement of January 2008.
New reports show slight growth in philanthropic funding for AIDS-More robust response needed
Washington, D.C., London, Geneva, 8 November 2012 - Private AIDS-related funding from United States and European philanthropic donors totaled US$ 644 million in 2011, a 5% increase (US$ 32 million)
from 2010 according to an annual report from Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) and the European HIV/AIDS Funders Group (EFG), with support from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
Interventions needed to promote healthy behaviors among perinatally HIV-infected youth
November 8, 2012 - As youth infected at birth with HIV reach adolescence and young adulthood, a
new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases underscores the need to promote healthy behaviors as some of these young people become sexually active.
Leading the AIDS fight
November 8, 2012 - It has sickened and killed tens of millions of people around the world since it first appeared in the early 1980s. It has devastated countries,
especially those in sub-Saharan Africa where HIV/AIDS casts a shadow over almost every aspect of life. And it continues to spread at a worrisome rate around the world and at home in Ottawa, despite the advent of better drugs to control and treat it.
Very high HIV incidence among men who have sex with men in Kenya
07 November 2012 - HIV incidence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Kenya is as high as 35%, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.
Incidence was just 6% for bisexual men, but was 35% in men who only had sex with other men.
Video: Facing AIDS Photo App for World AIDS Day
November 6, 2012 - Since launching the Facing AIDS mobile app in July, we have taken it on the road to AIDS 2012 ,
the U.S. Conference on AIDS , and the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting . The AIDS.gov team has showed hundreds of people how easy it is to Snap. Write. Share.
a personalized message/photo with a mobile device.
Teens taking online sex ed course have reduced sexually transmitted infections, improved condom use
November 06, 2012 - The results of the study showed a 10-per-cent increase in condom use among students who had taken the course and a reduction in
self-reported infections for those students who were sexually active when the course started.
Human clinical trials of HIV/AIDS vaccine making steady progress
November 06, 2012 - London, Ontario CANADA - Developed by Dr. Chil-Yong Kang and his team at Western University's Schulich School of Medicine
& Dentistry, with the support of Sumagen Canada, the vaccine (SAV001-H) holds tremendous promise for success in the final phases of clinical testing now that the first hurdle has been accomplished. It is the only HIV vaccine currently under development in Canada, and one of only a few in the world.
HIV and AIDS prevention
- Progress and the challenges ahead
New Rochelle, NY, November 5, 2012 - At least 2 million people worldwide will be infected with HIV this year, driving the need for better HIV prevention strategies to slow the global pandemic.
Denmark: Late HIV diagnosis not a major factor in continued spread of HIV
05 November 2012 - Individuals whose HIV infection is diagnosed late are making only a minimal contribution to the HIV epidemic, Danish investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
Using phylogenetic anaylsis, researchers were able to trace transmission clusters. Only 20% of people diagnosed late were located within such a cluster.
How to Survive A Plague
Nov 09 08:30 pm Vancity Theatre
Nov 10 06:10 pm Vancity Theatre
Nov 11 08:10 pm Vancity Theatre
Nov 15 08:30 pm Vancity Theatre
An exceptional portrait of a community in crisis and the focused fury of its response. Journalist-turned-filmmaker David France set out to make a "witness account" of
1980s Greenwich Village and the rise of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, better known as ACT UP.
CATIE's take on 'AIDS-free generation'
Recent advancements in our understanding of HIV transmission, treatment, prevention and testing are changing the landscape of our
response to HIV and generating a significant amount of optimism. The buzz at the International AIDS Conference this past July in Washington D.C. was that
we may now be able to achieve an 'AIDS-free generation' where first, no one will be born with the virus; second, that as people age, they will be at a
far lower risk of becoming infected than they are today; and third, that if they do acquire HIV, they will get treatment that keeps them healthy
and prevents them from transmitting the virus to others.
AIDS 2012 Lessons Continue to Resonate Across U.S.
The AIDS 2012 conference organizers recently reminded us that many resources from the conference are now available online at the AIDS 2012 website . Whether you
were able to in person in Washington, D.C. or not, you will find a wealth of information at your fingertips, including information from many of the sessions such as slides, links to abstracts, rapporteur reports, and even webcasts of the plenary sessions and several others.
Condoms treated with silver nanoparticles could 'completely inactivate' HIV, other STDs: researchers
November 3, 2012 - Canadian researchers say they have found a solution to the humble condom's fatal flaw: nanoparticles.
Scientists develop sophisticated HIV detection test
November 1, 2012 - Two researchers funded by the EU have succeeded in developing and testing a state-of-the-art HIV detection test. The Imperial College London, United Kingdom duo says
the test is 10 times more sensitive than other methods used to identify this disease, and it is inexpensive. The potential to bring this innovative technique to market is strong, providing a way to diagnose HIV earlier. The findings were published in the journal Nature Materials.
Red Ribbon Awards 2012: Call for Entries and Application Criteria
November 1, 2012 - Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria, on behalf of the Partners of the Red Ribbon Awards, hereby invites entries for the 2012 edition of the Red Ribbon Awards on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.
Red Ribbon Gala 2012
Join AIDS Vancouver
for our Red Ribbon Gala!
We Care Red Ribbon Campaign officially launches on Tuesday, November 13th, and what better way to start than with our Red Ribbon Gala cocktail party!
When: November 13th, 2012
Location: Wild Rice, 117 West Pender
Emcee: Barb Snelgrove.
8th BC Gay Men's Health Summit
Thursday November 1 & Friday November 2, 2012
Harbour Centre , Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Diamond Jubilee Message / Message du jubilé de diamant (anglais)
Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee
The Making of a Medal
As celebrations begin for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Peter Mansbridge shares the story of Canada's commemorative medal, approved by the Queen herself.
WORLD AIDS DAY GALA
Save the date! - With World AIDS Day, December 1, falling on a Saturday this year, the Canadian AIDS Society's 5th Annual Gala will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
Location: Chateau Cartier Hotel - 1170 Aylmer Road, Gatineau
Time: 6:00PM - Cocktail Reception - 7:00PM Dinner
Share the evening with us as we honour recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for thier effots to improve the lives of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Grandmothers Advocacy Group - Join Nov. 1st Rally & Send a Plea
to Parliament Hill
Join grandmothers and grand others
Greater Vancouver Grandmothers, joined by NGOs and individuals with similar concerns, as part of a cross-Canada event, are
rallying in downtown Vancouver to send a message to Members of Parliament that they must pass Bill C-398. This bill will reform Canada's Access to
Medicines Regime so that affordable, high quality, life-saving medicines can get to people who need them in the developing world.
When: Thursday, November 1st, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery steps, Robson Street Plaza
GRANDMOTHERS STAUNCHLY BEHIND AFFORDABLE MEDICINES BILL - SEND SHOUT OUT TO PARLIAMENT HILL
On October 31 and November 1st, hundreds of determined women from the Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN), their supporters and partner organizations
will shout from "hilltops" across the country to urge parliamentarians to pass legislation that gives people in the developing world access to affordable life-saving medicines.
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipients for Excellence in the Field of HIV/AIDS in Canada
We have the pleasure of announcing the 30 award recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals that have been given to the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) to honor
those Canadians who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to HIV/AIDS work.
Récipiendaires de la Médaille du jubilé de diamant de la reine Elizabeth II pour contributions dans
Nous avons le plaisir d'annoncer les lauréats des 30 médailles du jubilé de diamant de la reine Elizabeth II, remises à la Société canadienne du sida (SCS) afin de rendre hommage à des Canadien-nes démontrant un engagement exceptionnel au domaine du VIH/sida.
Positive Living BC Members Holiday Season Dinner
Time: Thursday, December 6th
Where: Law Courts Inn, 800 Smithe Street, 4th Floor, Vancouver, B.C.
Cost: Members Tickets $10 - Guests $40
November 1, 2012
Mark Hull MHSc, FRCPC
Division of AIDS, St Paul's Hospital