Peer Leadership Council

By Julie Schultz, August 14th, 2017 in

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Ghandi Peel HIV/AIDS Network is actively seeking passionate, committed individuals to contribute to the legacy of our newly-formed Peer Leadership Council (PLC). This role represents a tremendous opportunity to meaningfully impact the health, wellbeing, and prosperity of PHAs living in Peel region. The PLC […]

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Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS (OACHA) Strategy

By Julie Schultz, March 6th, 2017 in

Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS (OACHA), in consultation with a diversity of HIV/AIDS stakeholders, has developed a strategy titled HIV/AIDS Strategy to 2026: Focusing Our Efforts – Changing the Course of the Prevention, Engagement and Care Cascade in Ontario.  Consultants on the project included people living with HIV and those from priority populations who are at-risk of […]

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PHAN’s Commitment to Engaging the Black Community

By Julie Schultz, January 30th, 2017 in

Through its African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) Health Promotion program, Peel HIV/AIDS Network  (PHAN) keeps an ongoing engagement with the Black communities in Peel about HIV and other related health issues.  In furthering this engagement, PHAN is committed to creating spaces for the discussion even of ‘taboo topics.’ In March 2016, PHAN organized a forum to […]

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WHAI’s Guide to Prep & Women: What You Need to Know

By Julie Schultz, December 6th, 2016 in

Across numerous studies and reports, PrEP has proven to be over 90% effective at preventing the transmission of HIV when taken as directed. Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) has developed an infinitely valuable new resource, Prep and Women: What You Need to Know,  that addresses in detail many of the questions that will invariably arise […]

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WHAI’s Trans Inclusion Pocket Guide

By Julie Schultz, December 2nd, 2016 in

The Women and HIV/AIDS Initative (WHAI)  has developed a new resource,  the Trans Inclusion Pocket Guide, in order to support AIDS Service Organizations in Ontario  in ensuring trans inclusivity in the work of community development. The comprehensive guidebook explores language constructs, pathways to service delivery, the process of exclusion, and a wide range of other […]

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Positive Spin: Real Stories from Real People Along the HIV Continuum of Care

By Julie Schultz, November 2nd, 2016 in

Positive Spin, a new online resource that aims to raise awareness and understanding of the HIV care continuum, was developed by AIDS.gov in response to the disproportionate impact of HIV on young Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. The highly accessible tool focuses on the real-life stories of five Black […]

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The Legacy Project: Creating a Community Mentorship Network to Support PHA Learning, Sharing and Practice

By Julie Schultz, October 21st, 2016 in

Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN) invites clients to join us for the 2016 relaunch of the Legacy Project in Peel Region. Participants will take active roles in a mentorship network in the Peel region that will support PHA learning, sharing, and skills building. The project is a mentorship initiative developed by CAAT in Toronto with the […]

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Survive and Thrive

By Julie Schultz, August 18th, 2016 in

What is PHAN’s ‘Survive and Thrive’ series of events all about? Let David, A PHAN client who has been HIV positive for thirty years, explain. “It’s all about new connections.  Survive to Thrive got off to a great start in July.  I reconnected with some old friends, made some new ones, and feel validated and […]

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#PrEPon

By Chantelle Archambault, August 4th, 2016 in

When it comes to HIV prevention, we can’t afford to leave anyone behind. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is taken as one pill (Truvada) once a day by a person who is HIV-negative to prevent HIV. When taken every day as prescribed by a doctor or nurse practitioner, it is as effective (if not better) at preventing […]

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Today is International Women’s Day. Learn What Women Need to Know about HIV

By Adam, March 8th, 2016 in

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Did you know that 1 of every 5 people living with HIV in Ontario is a woman.

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