Archive for the ‘MSM’ Category

Mark Campbell has been with the Backlot for more than 16 years, half of them as one of the bar’s owners. The previous owner offered him the business along with the “safe space for everybody” philosophy that he continues to cultivate. It’s a place where gay, bi, trans and everybody is welcomed and where a […]

For many in the LGBTQ* community, the “Tea Dance” may not be something that is well known in the modern world of circuit parties, LGBTQ* night clubs and private dance parties. From resorts to cruise ships to private venues, the Tea dance is seeing a modernisation and resurgence of the practice in community, particularly among […]

On October 26, the Alberta Health Services (AHS)  Sexual and Gender Advisory Group, Calgary Zone provided a “Report Back to Community”  on what the advisory has managed to accomplish over the past year to build capacity within health services delivery to the LGBTQ* community in Calgary. HIV Community Link has had the privilege and honour to […]

Why I Walk

Friday, July 29, 2016

Aside from the obvious factor of my being a person living with HIV for 17 years there are a number of reasons that have me register, raise funds, promote, and walk the route at the annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk. This is my “Why I Walk” list: To show my Solidarity with people living with, at risk for or who […]

Is a person who does not know their HIV status or who has never been tested pose a higher risk for HIV transmission due to their unknown or assumed HIV negative status than a person on TasP with controlled virus or on PreP and known HIV status? These are some of the questions being raised as a result of these new and emerging technologies.

PrEP

Monday, August 18, 2014

PrEP

Learn this word. It’s going to be a game changer. Keeee—POW!!!!! Outta the park.

It never ceases to amaze me the things that will trigger a response to past experiences, even when we think they have been worked through and thought to be buried and packed away neatly into our brains historical archives never to bother us again. For some it can be the smell of apples and cinnamon […]