• Donate to Give, Order to Get!

    It happens for our organization every year in April. One select date, multiple partnering restaurant locations throughout York Region, and the ask for donations to go toward some of our programming… offering support and services […]

  • Returning from Self-Isolation

    Returning from Self-Isolation

    2020 has certainly been a year that will go down in history. It has brought smiles, sadness, and solitude for many people around the globe. For a person living with HIV, these emotions may be a […]

  • We’re Failing Indigenous Communities When It Comes to PrEP

    We’re Failing Indigenous Communities When It Comes to PrEP

    Kicking off on World AIDS Day, Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week runs from December 1-5. Although the need to address HIV/AIDS is year-round, these five days give us a boost in increasing awareness and knowledge, helping […]

  • Red for Change 2020

    Red for Change 2020

    Red for Change is an annual social media campaign to raise awareness with the purpose of battling the stigma that surrounds HIV and AIDS. This campaign runs from now up to December 1st, World AIDS […]



    As the HIV Sector continues to work with community partners to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency, WHAI is committed to supporting the integration of a gendered approach. Our hope is that the context […]

  • Red For Change

    Red For Change

    It’s about awareness; It’s about advocacy; It’s about acceptance; It’s about change; We need to change our outlook and ideas. The AIDS Committee of York Region holds an annual #RedforChange campaign to promote awareness and fight the […]

  • An “HIV status neutral” paradigm shift

    HIV is not what it used to be. Many people with HIV describe it as a chronic condition and a manageable part of their life. HIV prevention is not what it used to be, either. […]

  • My Experience Growing Up HIV Positive

    HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is simply a virus that attempts to take over the immune system, and in doing so, if left untreated can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), an umbrella term used […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]