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Why Having Sex With Your Ex is a Bad Idea

Simone Katerine | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

You dated someone. You broke up. At some point you started sleeping with them again, but you never "got back together." You knew this wasn't a great idea, but you did it anyways. Sound familiar?

The Risky Relationship Between HIV and Poverty

Carli Melo | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Impact
Carli Melo

banner HIV is a development issue not simply because of its detrimental impact on economic productivity and the health status of a community, but because low levels of socioeconomic development are actually creating a context in which HIV continues to be spread. When youth perceive their future prospects as exceedingly bleak, they are more inclined to partake in high-risk behaviour.

Read my Lips: Kissing is a Germy Affair

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The mouth is full of germs and all one needs to do is lick a petri dish -- or convince someone else to do so -- to see the amount and variety of microbes that lurk inside the oral cavity. By kissing another person, especially passionately, the transfer of germs is not just likely, it's inevitable...

How HIV Law Could Spread the Disease

Nikki Thomas | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Politics
Nikki Thomas

On Friday morning, the Supreme Court of Canada will rule on a particularly contentious issue -- the question of if/when an HIV-positive person is required to disclose their status. At the crux of Cuerrier was the issue of consent, and in 1998, the SCC ruled that one could not reasonably consent to sexual activities without knowing their partner's HIV status. Recklessness is merely exacerbated by the legal situation. This is perhaps the most troublesome aspect of using legal sanctions to deal with what is really a public health issue; people will actively avoid getting tested because it might help them avoid legal consequences.

My Relationship with an HIV-Positive Man Taught Me About True Love

Donald D'Haene | Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

What relationship comes with a lifetime guarantee? So back in 1990, I was a man on a mission. I answered an ad from someone HIV-positive in Toronto looking for a serious relationship. Even today, people still have a reaction when you tell them you've dated an HIV-positive person. My friends were supportive of this relationship but my mother for years worried about my contacting HIV. Robert passed away a decade ago. Our relationship opened up a space in my heart that wasn't there before. Risking that initial date with fear taught me existence without love is as a lifeless as a corpse.

Sex Safe For Heart Patients

CP | Lindsey Tanner | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada Living

CHICAGO - Good news: Sex is safe for most heart patients. If you're healthy enough to walk up two flights of stairs without chest pain or gasping for ...

Military Buys Condoms For Soldiers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada

MONTREAL - A Montreal newspaper is reporting the Canadian Forces has bought nearly 1.5 million condoms for its soldiers in the past five years.A milit...