Bradford McIntyre comes out on World AIDS Day 1994
and begins a journey as an HIV/AIDS warrior.
He had been given 6 months to live.
"It was World AIDS Day, Dec. 1st, 1994 and what I didn't know about the handsome man who walked onto the set that day was that this interview would change Bradford McIntyre's life. Brad has been living with HIV since 1984. In November of 1985, he was told he had six months to live."Dini Petty.
"It was after four years of living in that state of fear, waiting to die, and I realized that maybe I'm going to be here another four years, and am I going to sit here another four years or am I going to do something about it." Bradford McIntyre, Living with HIV.
"And every year you have this wonderful party, it's a celebration of life and it takes place on the day Bradford was originally diagnosed. This past Monday was the biggest celebration ever and CJOH TV in Ottawa was there, so we can be there. Let's take a look!"Dini Petty, The Dini Pety Show.
The Dini Petty Show was a Canadian daytime talk show, hosted by Dini Petty. The Dini Petty show aired from 1989 to 1999. All of the footage of the Dini Petty Show has been donated to the York University. It's all been catalogued, and is in climate controlled storage. Dini's collection of photos and video from her entire career is there.
Link to the Dini Petty fonds | Digital Library, York University. The footage from the Dini Petty Shows has been transferred and digitized. Consists of digitized copies of broadcasts of The Dini Petty Show (1989-1999), originally housed on 2-inch video tape or DigiBeta video cassettes. Digitization funded by donor and through the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections Preservation Fund.
- Entire Episode: The Dini Petty Show -1 December 1994 Consists of closed captioned episode featuring Charmaine Gooden (style/beauty editor at Chatelaine Magazine), Brad McIntyre, Faye Resnick (author, "Nicole Brown Simpson: The Diary of a Life Interrupted"), and Barry White (singer/songwriter).
Bradford McIntyre shares his story from breakdown to breakthrough, emerging as an HIV activist and positive voice for 20 years. A journey from the fear of stigmatization to standing onstage accepting the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS, in Canada.
The 30 30 Campaign was created in 2013 to celebrate AIDS Vancouver's 30th Anniversary. The 30 30 Campaign, chronicles through video interviews, the stories of both AIDS Vancouver and Vancouver's HIV epidemic over the past 30 years. The campaign pieces together the dynamic history of HIV in Vancouver, told by and for those who where there.
CTV Reporter, Leanne Cusack, 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.
An HIV-positive diagnosis left Bradford McIntyre ostracized and isolated; but because of St. Paul's pioneering research and treatment, he can now lead an almost normal life
At first blush, Bradford McIntyre and Deni Daviau appear to have an ordinary love story. The Vancouver couple met online, dated for a year, were married in church and have been happily married for 11 years. A run of the mill love story, except for one thing. McIntyre and Daviau are a mixed couple: McIntyre is HIV-positive; Daviau, HIV-negative. Cheryl Chan, The Province.
"We are a serodiscordant couple, we are a lot of things, but the No. 1 thing is we are in love," Bradford McIntyre, HIV-positive.
Message from the We Care Red Ribbon Campaign's Bradford McIntyre - Spread the Love, Stop the Virus
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. Bradford has been working tirelessly to help increase HIV and AIDS awareness to help prevent the stigma and silence that often accompanies the virus. You can read more about Bradford on his website at www.positivelypositive.ca
Parting Glances was made in the USA in 1986 by Director: Bill Sherwood.
Cast: Richard Ganoung, John Bolger, Steve Buscemi, Adam Nathan, Kathy Kinney.
"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 have been able to flourish throughout the community. One of our best defenses in the fight against HIV/AIDS is
education and communication. It is our hope that this new decade will allow for a more open discussion of the issues associated with HIV/AIDS by the
entire community.This PSA - STIGMA: THE SILENT EPIDEMIC. BREAKING DOWN THE SILENCE, has
used FREEFLOW, a local Vancouver band to help break the silence."
said Bradford McIntyre.
When: November 1st, 2010. 1 pm
Where: Vancouver City Hall
November 2nd 2010. The We Care Red Ribbon Campaign: City Hall, 2pm,
The We Care Red Ribbon Campaign is officially recognized by Vancouver City Council.
Mayor Gregor Robertson proclaims November 2010 Red Ribbon Month.
When: November 2st, 2010. 2 pm
Where: Vancouver City Council, Vancouver City Hall
Emcee: Brian Chittock, Executive Director, AIDS Vancouver.
Speakers: Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson.
Daniel Dex Chair, Board of Directors, AIDS Vancouver,
Bradford McIntyre Director, Board of Directors, AIDS Vancouver,
Tuan Luu, Director, Board of Directors, AIDS Vancouver.
When:November 1 st , 2010. 1:00 pm
Where: Vancouver City Hall , Media Room , 453 West 12th Avenue: Vancouver V5Y 1V4
Bradford McIntyre performed a Reading of his article, 'OUT ABOUT HIV', at the Artists for Life event held on September 12, 2010, at J Lounge. Vancouver, Canada.
"OUT ABOUT HIV, My name is Bradford McIntyre and I'm Positively Positive! I have been living,
infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) since 1984! I feel very fortunate to be sharing with you! There is more power
in people knowing I am HIV positive, than there ever was in the fear and hiding. The answers are in letting go of fear!" Bradford McIntyre, Living with HIV.
Artists for Life is a new project to raise HIV/AIDS awareness while fundraising for
organizations and showcasing artists.
Interviews with Dr Frank Beninger, Plastic Surgeon (Toronto)
and Bradford McIntyre, living with HIV/AIDS (Vancouver)
on Insight Film Studios hit documentary series Vanity Insanity on Global Television Network.
Dr Frank Beninger performs Bio-Alcamid procedure on
lipoatrophy patient James Wood (Toronto). Bradford McIntyre talks about facial wasting (lipoatrophy) and the Bio-Alcamid treatment he
underwent in 2004 for HIV/AIDS related
Bradford McIntyre - HIV/AIDS Survivor
- Living with HIV since 1984.
Most of us, fortunately, can take each day for granted. We experience life's ups and downs and because we assume the end is a long way off, we don't think much about it. People who face life-threatening illness have a different perspective.
"Today AIDS kills millions of people around the world but medical science has learned how to keep the disease at bay and is getting closer to a cure. 20 years ago, however,
an HIV diagnosis was like a death sentence!" Collen Walsh, :Host/ Interviewer: Body and Health, Global TV, Canada.
"For four long years I lived waiting to die, expecting to die, being told I was going to die. I had lived under that threat of I'm going to die at any given moment, and so I turned my life around , and said I don't need to show up for my fear. I need to Show Up for LIFE!"
Bradford McIntyre, HIV-positive since 1984.
Keynote Speaker and discussion Panelist on the topic of Disclosure:
Bradford McIntyre, living with HIV/AIDS, coming to us from Vancouver. Bradford will be here to share his outlook on how to
"live today as healthy and as fully as you can."
"I would like to spend this time and take you on a journey. A journey covering the many years since the emergence of HIV. A journey of some of the intimate details of my expereince. As well as, the expereince millions of people who have been affected by HIV and AIDS have had to face. I understand you have lots of fears, but there are fears you can let go of! In our time together it is my intent to journey, opening doors for letting go of fear!
"It may appear that the Stigma attached to HIV and AIDS is a force to recond with. However this stigma was created out of fear at a time when there was confusion as to what this desease was that was killing people. And no understanding of how people were infected.
Many people infected have worked to understand HIV, the immune system, and how to stay healthy, with great success. Those people who are no longer with us, many of them were the very people responsible for community action in the fight against HIV. They raised money for those who were sick. They raised the funds that built the organizations and set new standards for fundraising. They broke down the barriers of fear and discrimnination in their own lives, as well as, for the sake of others. Those people who are no longer with us, taught us, and it is because of them that I am here today." Bradford McIntyre, Keynote Speaker: Opening Doors HIV/AIDS Conference 2003.
ACCESS AIDS Network
Opening Doors Conference
November 5, 6 & 7, 2003
Holiday Inn, 50 Brady Street
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Interviews with Al Wong of Xymega
Dr. Anita Tannis
and Bradford McIntyre; living with HIV.
We learn about natural products for
the immune system,
especially in people with HIV.
"I think there's allot of similarities between people who have cancer and people who are HIV, and in fact
people who have any chronic disease. And one of the things that we actually think is that people with HIV and cancer are sort of on the leading edge of looking at integrating
alternative and complementary therapies with conventional ones." Dr. Anita Tannis, Integrative Physician.
"We have all these resources, we should be combining them rather than saying the only way to treat HIV and AIDS is with pharmaceuticals." Bradford McIntyre, Living with HIV.
Out On TV - Producer Daniel Leipnik
- Originally aired: July 19 2003
"My name is Bradford McIntyre and I'm Positively Positive!
I have been living, infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) since 1984! I feel very fortunate to be sharing with you! There is more power in people knowing I am HIV positive, than there ever was in the fear and hiding. The answers are in letting go of fear!"
I would like you to take a moment to look around. See each other. See we are all connected! Whether You are affected by, or infected with HIV, we must cross those boundaries of Fear and Discrimination. To join Our Hearts, To Lift Our Hearts, in the realization we are ALL here to Love one another. I join with you that we create a shift in thinking around HIV/AIDS, and All disease! Love is the way!
I am Positively Positive! Bradford McIntyre, HIV-positive.
Champions of Health Part 1 & Part 2
Bradford McIntyre, Long term survivor, living with HIV.
Includes interviews with reflexologist
Sharon Gilchrist-Reed, Naturopathic Physician Dr. Aaron Hoo and Dr.Robert Voigt, GP.
"17 years ago Brad McIntyre was diagnosed with HIV. He was told to make plans for his belongings, inform his family and arrange his funeral. His doctor told him he had six months to live. But Brad had no plans of dying and instead decided to investigate other options that could not only save his life but keep him healthy." Daniel Leipnik, Producer, OutLook, Shaw TV.
"I spent many years hidden away so that no one would know I was HIV-positive or that I would get sick. I really was tormented by that fear for many years. It wasn't until after spending about four years in that state of fear, actually having moved so far away from family and friends so no one would see me get sick, I started to read different books, self help books, A Course In Miracles, went to workshops, the AIDS Mastery, anything I could get my hands on to hopefully work through the fear, and have a sense of moving away from that." Bradford McIntyre, Living with HIV.
"Predominantly, we treat people with HIV in terms of the side effects they experience from the medications they are taking." Dr. Aaron Hoo, Naturopathic Physician.
"Nutrition is definitely, really one of the corner stones. People with HIV tend to need 10% more calories and nutrition than people who are negative and I think that is an area people don't focus enough attention on." Dr. Robert Voight, Spectrum Health.
Shaw TV documentary. Producer - Daniel Leipnik
Originally aired Nov. 20 & 23, 2001.
Look Beyond: The Faces & Stories of People With HIV/AIDS
Photography by Michelle Valberg
"My purpose for Look Beyond: The Faces & Stories of People With HIV/AIDS
is to show through photography that AIDS is a concern to all Canadians.
There are many faces of AIDS... that is what this book is all
These powerful photographs reveal the harsh reality of this disease, those it touches and those who are living with it.
Look Beyond was inspired by and is dedicated
to Louis Turpin." Michelle Valberg, Canadian Professional Photographer.
LOOK BEYOND: The Faces & Stories of People with HIV/AIDS
- Book Launch Coverage
LOOK BEYOND: The Faces & Stories
of People With HIV/AIDS,
Valberg, was launched on November 28th 1996, at the Parliament
Buildings in Ottawa, Canada. Janet Connors from Halifax and Bradford
McIntyre from Vancouver, as well as those from Toronto, Ottawa
and Montreal, who are featured in the book were in attendance.
"It's a moving tribute to people living with HIV and AIDS, a book designed
to show their Celebration of Life in the face of death." Max Keeping, News Anchor, CTV News, Ottawa.
"If a picture says a thousand words, these photographs have incredible stories to tell, there the faces of Canadians
living with AIDS and HIV, the faces of people like Bradford McIntyre who has a special reason to celebrate. " Rhonda McMichael, CJOH News, Ottawa.
"This is my 11th Anniverasry of the day in 1985, November 28th, the doctors told me that I had six months to live." Bradford McIntyre, LIVING WITH AIDS.
CJOH TV - National News - Ottawa
- Broadcast Date: Nov 28, 1996
December 1st 1996
Major Hills Park, Ottawa, Canada
Bradford McIntyre - Guest Speaker
"We are all connected" and leading "Hands Across the Bridge" from the Ottawa, Ontario side of the Royal Alexandra Interprovincial bridge to the Hull, Quebec side.
"Today is World AIDS Day and around the world people are observing it in memory of those lives affected by HIV and AIDS but today is also meant to draw strength from hope. Bradford McIntyre is HIV positive, doctors said he had six months to live, that was 11 years ago." Vivian Lee, CTV - National News - Ottawa - Broadcast Date: Dec. 1, 1996.
"I would like You to take a moment to look around. See each other. See we are all connected! Whether You are affected by, or infected with HIV, we must cross those boundaries of Fear and Discrimination. To join Our Hearts and Our Hands, in the realization we are ALL here to Loveone another. I join with you that we create a shift in thinking around HIV/AIDS, and All disease! Love is the way!" Bradford McIntyre, Living with HIV/AIDS.
The fight for millions more suffering from HIV or AIDS is far from over. People from the Ottawa side and the Quebec side of the river marked World AIDS Day on the Interprovicial Bridge. Vivian Lee, CTV - National News - Ottawa.
World AIDS Day 1996 - CTV - National News - Ottawa
- Broadcast Date: Dec. 1, 1996
Bradford McIntyre, Guest on The Dini Petty Show
for World AIDS DAY, Dec. 1, 1994.
"It's World AIDS Day and later in the show we are going to share with you one man's very inspirational story, an incredible story, of a man who is facing this disease head on. A story of Courage and a story of Hope!"Dini Petty, The Dini Petty Show.
"And every year you have this wonderful party, it's a celebration of life, and it takes place on the day Bradford was originally diagnosed. This past Monday was the biggest celebration ever and CJOH TV in Ottawa was there, so we can be there.
Let's take a look!" Dini Petty, The Dini Petty Show.
The Dini Petty Show was a Canadian daytime talk show, Hosted by Dini Petty.
Watch complete show:The Dini Petty Show-1 December 1994 - (Video starts in approx. 60 seconds)
Consists of closed captioned episode featuring Charmaine Gooden (style/beauty editor at Chatelaine Magazine), Brad McIntyre, Faye Resnick (author, "Nicole Brown Simpson: The Diary of a Life Interrupted"), and Barry White (singer/songwriter).
"A Celebration of Life"
Bradford McIntyre, Living with HIV
Cordially Invites You To Attend
"A Celebration of Life"
on November 28, 1994 at 7:30 PM
at the World Exchange Plaza
Bradford McIntyre, living with HIV/AIDS,
organized "A Celebration Of Life", a party,
celebrating the Anniversary of his being told
on November 28th 1985 that he only had
six months to live.
"9 years ago today the doctors told me I had six months to live" Bradford McIntyre, Living with HIVAIDS.
"Brad McIntyre AIDS survivor is determined to enjoy life and celebrate this anniversary surrounded by friends. Everyone here knows that Brad was given a death sentence on this day almost a decade ago. November 28, 1985 Brad was told
AIDS would claim his life in six months." Erin McKelvie, CJOH TV - Ottawa News.
The event was held at The World Exchange Plaza in downtown Ottawa,
with musical guests performing positive and spiritual messages
through their music. Money raised for Bruce House.
HIV/AIDS in Canada 2006 -
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)
CD: Canadian HIV/AIDS Resource 2006 Edition
This CD-ROM of Canadian resources on HIV/AIDS was compiled by the
Canadian HIV/AIDS Information Centre and was distributed at the Canada Booth during the
XVI International AIDS Conference,
August 13-17, 2006.
Canadian HIV/AIDS Resources 2006 Edition
2 CD ROMs
Video Presentation: People living with HIV and AIDS from across
the country providing a current view
and a human FACE to HIV/AIDS in Canada
The CD-ROM contains resources in both English and
French, and they are divided into sixteen broad categories:
-- Co-infection -- Community-based organizations -- Economic issues -- Educational programs and policies -- Edpidemiology and statistics -- Federal
and provincial/territorial responses -- Harm reduction and injection drug use -- International involvement -- Legal issues and human rights -- Populations -- Prevention and educational materials -- Research -- Testing -- Transmission,
vaccines and microbicides -- Treatment, therapies and care.
Breaking the silence with LIPO-ACTION!
LIPO-ACTION was founded on October 16, 2003 in
Montreal at a public meeting called to find solutions to the impact of lipodystrophy and lipoatrophy on people living with HIV
LIPO-ACTION is a direct action group whose goals
are to inform, sensitize and mobilize various sectors of society
that are concerned by the devastating impact of
lipodystrophy and lipoatrophy on women, men and children
living with HIV. They chose to be jointly committed in a creative citizen action
in order to obtain a true therapeutic assumption of
responsibility of this alarming syndrome.
Helped by their
close relations, they decided together to break silence and
to organize theatrical public interventions; using masks, costumes and signs.
To contribute actively to informing and sensitizing people living with HIV, community workers,
healthcare professionals, researchers and the pharmaceutical companies about the disastrous impact of this syndrome
for people living with HIV (witnessing, statistics, etc.)
To fight for antiretroviral treatments that are effective but less toxic and to demand more research and
more pertinent information about the causes and the means to prevent and remedy lipodystrophy.
To promote the dissemination of honest and up-to-date information so that patients are equipped to make well-informed treatment choices with the help of their doctors.
To demand universal access to reparatory treatments for the effects of lipodystrophy and lipoatrophy covered by the public health system.
To obtain better psychosocial support from community groups and the health and social service network in order to live better with the consequences of lipodystrophy.
To encourage the participation of people living with HIV to partake in political action in order to break out of their isolation and to confront the issues related to lipodystrophy and lipoatrophy, in solidarity with their fellow citizens.
Le Comité LIPO-ACTION ! officially shut down as a commitee in 2007.
Dr. Peter Diaries: AIDS Then & Now Twenty years ago, Dr. Peter Jepson-Young helped change the way we look at HIV/AIDS by chronicling his battle with the illness through a weekly video diary on CBC Television. Video
Stephen Lewis Final Speech: AIDS 2006 International AIDS Conference The ending of Stephen Lewis' final speech from the XVI International AIDS Conference
in Toronto, August 2006 Video
Toronto Candlelight AIDS Vigil 2006 This song concluded the candlelight AIDS vigil at the Internation AIDS Conference
in Toronto, August 2006. Song from the musical rent, sung by the Etobicoke School for the Arts. Video
The Age of Aids full documentary An in depth documentary covering the history and science of AIDS. VIDEO
Tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor Marking 25 years at the forefront of the fight against AIDS, amfAR paid tribute to its Founding International Chairman, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, at the 2011 amfAR New York Gala on February 9. VIDEO
Lady Gaga on Grammys, HIV/AIDS Lady GaGa's interview on Good Morning America about safe sex, the Mac Appeal lipstick she's releasing in aid of HIV awareness, and about her Grammys performance. Plus, GaGa is wearing a 'condom inspired outfit', so you dont want to miss that! VIDEO
Heartbeat: Love in the time of HIV/AIDS When Bradford McIntyre was diagnosed in the '80s with HIV, his doctor told him he had six months to live. VIDEO
Ending HIV & AIDS: Let's Finish What We Started The PSA, produced by the award-winning Martian Entertainment, is created by GLAAD and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation as part of an ongoing partnership to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS in a new era of prevention and treatment. VIDEO
The Stephen Lewis Foundation Video Clips Watch video clips from Africa and Canada, messages from Stephen Lewis, interviews with representatives of our partner organizations in sub-Saharan Africa, and footage from special events and initiatives! VIDEO
The Science of HIV/AIDS What is it, and are we close to a cure? VIDEO
VIDEO: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, discusses significant advances in HIV/AIDS epidemic Thanks to the extraordinarily effective therapies and approaches to prevention currently available, turning around the trajectory of HIV/AIDS global pandemic is possible, according to Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. VIDEO