Unaids

Epidemic Can Be Stopped In Its Tracks

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Living

LONDON - The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lo...

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.

World AIDS Day 2013: Moving Closer to Zero

Robin Montgomery | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Impact
Robin Montgomery

banner Vulnerable population groups including, Indigenous communities, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, sex workers, prison inmates, women and transgender communities, still experience considerable health, social and political inequities, confront human rights injustices, and shoulder the brunt of new HIV infections.

Could the Next Generation Be AIDS-Free?

Daniel Townsend | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Impact
Daniel Townsend

The theme for World AIDS Day over the next three years will be "Getting to Zero: Zero new infections, Zero discrimination and Zero AIDS related deaths." This message is powerful, however if we are serious about making this a reality, then we need to start purposively tackling the challenges that have hindered our progress so far.

Is Canada Further Marginalizing Those With HIV?

Michelle Munro | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada
Michelle Munro

Canada used to be a leader in supporting research to monitor HIV in key populations -- terrifically difficult because the activities that put them at risk are covert and illegal in many countries; surveillance can expose vulnerable populations to authorities and create risks for them. But Canada bowed out of supporting the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project this year, just one more brick in a wall that is contributing to exclusion and marginalization of those most vulnerable to HIV infection. It's such a shame that our government has lost its vision of never leaving anyone behind.

Yao Ming: Breaking the Celebrity Activist Mould

Andrew Cooper | Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada
Andrew Cooper

Yao Ming's legacy will be a double barrier breaker: as a catalyst for basketball's global appeal and as a non-Western star who is willing to commit himself to not only the pursuit of private gain but issues aimed at the enhancement of the public good.