• HIV diagnosis and linkage to care is key for reducing transmission rates transmission rates

    U.S. study finds that HIV is most likely to be transmitted when a person is undiagnosed 80% of transmissions originate in those who are undiagnosed or not receiving HIV care The research highlights the need […]

     
  • Hepatitis C elimination in Canada: Five approaches to make it

    By Christopher Hoy  Canada is one of 194 countries that have signed on to the World Health Organization’s Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, committing to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat […]

     
  • Being Awareness

    June is Brain Injury Awareness month, a time to recognize and understand, or try to understand, what is called the invisible disability. I could go on about what ‘Awareness’ means, but I think most of […]

     
  • A Delicious Way to do Fundraising

    It is a bit difficult for me to believe that May 1st is upon us, how did we get to this time of year so quickly? I think even maybe Mother Nature is a little […]

     
  • Acknowledging Volunteers & National Volunteer Week

    It is National Volunteer week April 7th to the 13th of 2019. What does that really mean and how important is it? Well, the week kind of celebrates and brings about the awareness of folks […]

     
  • Allies, Safety and Consent

    I was really struggling this month to come up with a “sexy” topic to write. I did some research on eroticising safety and consent, and was daunted by the complexity of this issue for women […]

     
  • Gay men, substance use and harm reduction: it’s time to act!

    Harm reduction and gay men’s HIV prevention could be considered two historic elements in our HIV response that have long stood separate from one another. Traditionally, HIV prevention with gay men focused on sexual risk, […]

     
  • About Gratitude

    It’s a hard time to talk about gratitude. It’s overused this time of year. Well, maybe not ‘overused.’ That seems a ridiculous thing to say, how can gratitude ever be overused? I was going to […]

     
  • 6 Tips Toward Harm Reduction

    Here are six harm reduction tips that may be both helpful in practice and fairly easy to remember.  HALT Before you use, ask yourself if you’re Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired. Many psychologists and social […]

     
  • Red 4 Change 2018

    This time of year the AIDS Committee of York Region presents the Red for Change campaign, an ongoing crusade to build awareness and fight stigma against HIV. Since 2014 I have been involved in running […]