HIV Portrait Frame: Bradford McIntyre
- LONG TERM HIV SURVIVOR 36 YEARS LIVING HIV+
- by Zee Strong, Founder/Creator, The Digital Living Quilt @ AIDS HIV Survivor
Living Memorial. 2020
Biography: Bradford McIntyre
HIV positive Canadian Bradford McIntyre promotes HIV and AIDS awareness
and messages of positive living with HIV.
Activist - Writer - Speaker - Volunteer - Researcher
Founder: Bradford McIntyre Positively Positive Living with HIV/AIDS
DESIGNED TO CREATE HIV and AIDS AWARENESS
A long time survivor living with HIV since 1984,
Bradford McIntyre announced publicly on national TV, on the Dini Petty Show, World AIDS Day, December 1, 1994, 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.
Best of Dini Petty: Bradford McIntyre Bradford McIntrye comes out on World Aids Day 1994 and begins a journey as an HIV/AIDS warrior. He had been given 6 months to live.
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, he has participated in HIV/AIDS campaigns locally, nationally and globally. Bradford has participated in a variety of research studies and clinical trials to help improve treatment and other aspects of HIV. He has served on the Board of Directors of multiple AIDS Service Organizations.
Bradford's articles on HIV and AIDS have been published in newspapers, magazines and on web sites around the world.
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 profession's 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.
(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
Steering Committee: 2015 - 2018 - Health Gateway - www.healthgateway.ca (Website) Steering Committee at Realize | Réalise (formerly Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) / Groupe de travail canadien sur le VIH et la réinsertion sociale (GTCVRS).
Director / Vice Chair: 2010 - 2013 - AIDS Vancouver - www.aidsvancouver.org 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.
Director: 2005 - 2010 - Face Forward Foundation - 2004 - closed May 27, 2010. 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 - 1994 - closed March 2020 The Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation is a fully recognized charitable Foundation established in memory of Louis Turpin.
HIV/AIDS Health Forum Moderator: 2004 - 2009 - Gay Vancouver - GayVancouver.net (Gay Vancouver Online) - Vancouver Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Community Guide for Gay Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member:International AIDS Society - www.iasociety.org 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 & Volunteer: AIDS Vancouver - www.aidsvancouver.org 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 & Volunteer: 1995 - 2020: Positive Living BC - positivelivingbc.org Positive Living BC is dedicated to empowering persons living with HIV/AIDS through mutual support and collective action. Uniquely among major agencies in Canada, the Positive Living BC Board of Directors is composed entirely of HIV-positive members. With a membership of more than 5,600 HIV-positive members and a proud history spanning three decades, we are Western Canada’s largest AIDS service organization and an established leader in the HIV/AIDS movement.
Member: Vancouver Friends For Life Society - www.friendsforlife.ca Vancouver Friends For Life Society is a non-profit organization which enhances the wellness of individuals living with very serious illnesses, by providing complementary and alternative health and support services.
Member: Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network - www.aidslaw.ca 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) - www.catie.ca 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: 1997- 2018: Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) - www.ctac.ca 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: GNP+, Global Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS - www.gnpplus.net 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: CANADIAN POSITIVE PEOPLE NETWORK (CPPN) - cppnrcps.weebly.com An independent network for and by Persons Living with HIV/AIDS and HIV co-infections in Canada.
Member:Human Rights Campaign - www.hrc.org 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.
Vive con VIH desde 1984, Bradford McIntyre es canadiense y en 1994 anunció pú blicamente 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.