Living With Hiv

The Legal Implications Of HIV Non-Disclosure

Sarah E. Leamon | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada
Sarah E. Leamon

The Supreme Court has ruled that people living with the HIV virus carry a positive legal obligation to disclosure their HIV-positive status, regardless of the circumstance, prior to engaging in sexual relations with a new partner. If they do not, they could be charged with criminal offence -- most commonly of which would be aggravated sexual assault.

POZ Women's Empowerment Through Community-Based Research

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Impact
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development

POZ women (women living with HIV) may face further incursions on their mental, physical, and emotional health, as gender-based disparities often interfere with socioeconomic stability. Employed may become unemployed or underemployed. Unstable housing may lead to a risk of homelessness... Being in an unhealthy and abusive relationship can severely affect a woman's sense of safety and security.

I Am Female. I Am Black. I Am HIV positive. Any Questions?

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Impact
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development

Why is it that in a world where HIV is treatable and preventable young women are still getting infected and not being tested? In my opinion it is because women are still made and treated to be secondary in this world. There is a pressure put upon us to be perfectly satisfied even with the greatest tragedies. We are silenced, shamed if we speak up and sometimes in some places, even killed if we speak up.

Four Skills You Need to Successfully Manage Your HIV

Allison Webel | Posted 01.22.2017 | Canada Living
Allison Webel

Just because you have HIV doesn't mean that life stops. There are still chores to do, friends to keep up with, jobs to perform, and family relationships to maintain. Sure, things you once took for granted may become more complicated in the face of HIV, but you don't need to give them up.

Teens With HIV: The Forgotten Generation?

Nicci Stein | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Impact
Nicci Stein

banner The adolescent years are tough by any standards. The decade between 10 years and 20 brings multiple challenges -- changing bodies, complex interpersonal peer relationships, navigating increasing independence, experiencing sex and intimacy, completing school and facing the future.

People Living With HIV Are More Than Their Disease

Scott N. Harrison | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada
Scott N. Harrison

World AIDS Day is time for both activism and reflection. As nurses, we know the benefit that modern health care has provided to people living with HIV, but we must ensure as technology advances, that we don't lose sight that a person lives with the virus, not the other way around.