This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada . By Tammy C. Yates, Realize (formerly CWGHR) Traditionally, to mark World AIDS Day, I tend to remain singularly focused on the theme selected globally, or nationally, to raise awareness about the particular issue or topic that needs to be highlighted. Traditionally, I focus on the contribution that Realize is making in the response to HIV at home and abroad. These are not traditional times. On December 1 , as we marked World AIDS Day (WAD), many community-based HIV organizations at all levels that have served and empowered people living with HIV for decades have either closed down, are on the … Read more →
This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada here .
By Loyce Maturu
Try for a moment to put yourself in the shoes of an adolescent. Adolescents aren’t children and they aren’t adults, either. It is a time of deep emotional and physical upheavals. Relationships are often the centre of your changing world. So imagine if you can how it must feel to be an adolescent living with HIV. I was one of them and I count myself lucky to be here to tell my story.
In May, I met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to talk about how I was able to overcome the challenges of living with HIV … Read more →