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Ford Trims Fat: What It Means For Those Living With HIV

Posted August 3, 2011 by Steven

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s executive committee is set to consider cuts totalling more than $740 million to police, transit, public health and environment programs. Independent accounting and consulting firm KPMG identified the possible cuts as part of a review of the city’s services in order to cover an estimated $774-million budget shortfall. In 2010 CPIP […]

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World Aids Day: A Day With(out) Art

Posted November 29, 2012 by Sarah

Today, and for the week leading up to World AIDS Day, art shows, galleries, and artists partner with grassroots AIDS service organizations to help raise funds and awareness of the AIDS pandemic. Since 1981 AIDS has resulted in over 25 million deaths and tens of millions remain infected with the HIV virus worldwide. It is […]

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HIV+ MSM: When Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Posted March 19, 2012 by Steven

I’ve always found it difficult to meet people in bars, being pretty shy in nature; so like many, I turned to the internet and tapped in to the chat sites. With a few simple clicks my online profile is on the world-wide web – a perfect forum to present whatever persona I wish, to as […]

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Bachmann, Perry Still Totally Incoherent on HPV, GOP Comes Around on AIDS

Posted September 20, 2011 by Nikki

Bachmann never fails to provide us with Gaily Beat fodder. Last Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced during a debate, that Rick Perry’s 2007 mandate to vaccinate all 6th Grade girls in Texas against HPV was in short, a ludicrous idea. Why? Because it was a “violation of liberty interest”. That and oh yeah, […]

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It’s A Moustache Blog! #teamgaily takes on #Ho-Movember

Posted November 2, 2011 by Kyle

Well. It’s that time of year again. Moustache Season. ‘Tis the time where men shave off all their facial hair and start to grow, in their own fashion, a good old solid “Mo”. What is a “Mo” you ask? Well, with our generation’s uncanny ability to shorten ever single word in the English language to […]

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“Your Depression Is A Choice”: My Story of Illness & Mental Health

Posted July 7, 2011 by Steven

Roughly two and half years ago, I was diagnosed with two major illnesses, not of the mind but of the body. Both of these rather colourful diseases are associated as “gay” illnesses. And as a gay man, I felt the brunt of social stigma and resulting loneliness as I was thrust headlong into the healthcare system, […]

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Prostate 101: Because We Promised Real Talk on HoMoBros’ Health Issues Too

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cory

All right dudes, this month is Movember – also known as the month responsible for the sprouting of some (un) fashionable Fu-Manchus, handlebars, Pancho Villas, walruses, chevrons, or pencil moustaches – all to raise awareness for men’s health, specifically the health of one particular gland that can cause men such problems: the prostate. You might […]

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Canada Failing Guy-loving Guys on HIV/AIDS Prevention

Posted June 3, 2011 by Kristi

Richard Elliot, executive director of the Canadian HIV/AIDS legal network recently stated: “It’s become very clear that we have a health minister, and presumably a government behind him, who are denialists.” Awesome. Let’s talk about that. The Alberta government recently approved $14 million for prevention efforts (mostly awareness-heavy) to combat the pathetically high STI rates in […]

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