The AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador (ACNL) is preparing a booklet so that older adults have all the information they need to take care of their sexual health.
We know that older adults are not always comfortable talking about their sexual health. We also know that sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise among older adults. We would like your feedback using this anonymous survey about what information should go in the booklet.
The survey tool being used is called Survey Monkey, and it does not give the names of the people who fill it out; so no one will know who you are or...
On behalf of the Tommy Sexton Centre Board of Directors, clients and staff, we thank the family of Chris Hyndman for their generosity. The Tommy Sexton Shelter provides shelter and health services to over 1200 individuals per year, all donations will help us to continue building a healthy community. We hope for Steven, Mrs. Hyndman and family that the good memories and stories of Chris will bring comfort as you find your way through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Newfoundland has lost an ambassidor and our gay youth has lost an amazing role model.
AIDS Committee of Newfoundland & Labrador 2015 Annual General Meeting
The AIDS Committee of Newfoundland & Labrador will be holding the organizational Annual General Meeting on June 27, 2015 beginning at 2:30PM. The meeting will be held at the Tommy Sexton Center, 47 Janeway Place, St. John’s, NL.
Mary Innis, Research Consultant will be speaking on her ACNL work with the senior’s community in development of a sexual health manual for persons over 55 yrs. The Sexual Health Manual “Sex Over Fifty-Five: Sexual Freedom for Older Adults” is a project of the ACNL HIV & Aging Working...
With the music festival season fast approaching SWAP wants you to make sure to keep yourselves safe. The risk of overdosing and/or taking drugs you don't know can lead to a large amount of problems that can result in hospitalization or even death. Know what to do to party safer, your life might depend on it.
A Taste for Life started in Ottawa in 1999 in support of Bruce House and the Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation. Since then Taste has been joined by 23 communities from Newfoundland to Alberta, Toronto to Stratford.
Participating Taste restaurants open their doors on April 22nd and donate 25% of their evening sales to AIDS Service Organizations in their community. Support the men, women and children in your community by going out to dinner.
Healthy gay men who take a new drug before and after sex will cut their risk of HIV infection by up to 86%, according to new research. The Proud study, conducted in England, provides the first evidence that prophylactic HIV treatment is highly effective in a real-world setting. It showed that pre-exposure to the HIV drug Truvada can reduce the risk of infection in men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) by as much as 86 per cent.
The diverse multiplicity of philosophies, programs and interventions that fall under the general term ‘harm reduction’ – both in the form of top-down, institutionalized public health policy, and bottom-up, grassroots, community-based autonomous drug/service-user organizing and activism – were initially developed in the contexts of illicit drug use and sexual health, but have since been expanded to include numerous other fields and applications. Illustrative of the conflicts and tensions existing between top-down and bottom-up manifestations of harm reduction, in the traditional context of...