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Faith-based Community Involvement

The Role of Religion in the HIV/AIDS Movement

Seventy percent of the world’s people identify as members of a religious community. The majority of individuals living with HIV are people of faith. Faith helps shape how they perceive themselves and the world around them and how they respond to their neighbours in need near and far (worldaidscampaign.org).

Join us for a discussion on the role of faith communities in supporting people living with HIV/AIDS and what role religion can play in a holistic view of health and well-being.  

Disclosure Information Session

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection will be hosting an information session regarding the October 5 ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada on HIV disclosure and the impact on people living with HIV/AIDS.

Guest Speaker:
Ryan Peck, Executive Director / Lawyer
HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

This meeting is open to all people living with HIV/AIDS.

WHEN:
Thursday November 22, 2012
3:00p.m – 4:30p.m.

WHERE:
Regional HIV/AIDS Connection
30-186 King Street London, ON
2nd floor

Celebrating Partnerships

RHAC has a rich history of developing strong long term partnerships as we strive to effectively address HIV/AIDS/HCV in the communities we serve.  From a social determinants of health perspective the challenges associated with HIV/AIDS/HCV intersect in many ways often contributing to a decreased quality of life and diminished health outcomes for those we serve.  We at RHAC recognize that we can’t address these issues in isolation and that strategic partnership development is key to achieving success in our work.  The notion of collaboration and partnership is embedded in our guiding princip

Date: 
Wed, 10/24/2012

Client Lunch

Clients of RHAC are invited to attend lunch with the Executive Director, Brian Lester and our new Manager of Client Services, Sonja Burke (Shannon Dougherty remains Director of Client Services but is still on personal leave).

The lunch will be on Friday, November 2 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm. For more information or to RSVP to the lunch, email Rob Newman or call 519-434-1601 or our toll-free number 1-866-920-1601.

Join us for lunch and share your thoughts regarding client services at RHAC!

Anonymous HIV Testing in Woodstock

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection and London Intercommunity Health Centre's Options Anonymous HIV Testing Clinic will be hosting a free, anonymous testing clinic in Woodstock on Thursday, October 25 from 2-4 p.m.

The clinic will be held at the Woodstock & Area Community Health Centre, 35 Metcalf St, Woodstock.

Rapid testing is done in a private room, and you will get your results in 15-20 minutes. You will receive pre and post-test counselling. No appointments needed - just drop in!

Film Screening of 3 Needles

A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor (Ashmore) schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun (Sevigny) makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black market operative (Liu) posing as a goverment-sanctioned blood drawer jeopardizes an entire vil-lage's safety.

Download the poster.

Film Screening - "Positive Women: Exposing Injustice"

Positive Women: Exposing Injustice is a 45-minute documentary film that tells the personal stories of four women in Canada living with HIV: a Quebecoise who was charged for not telling her partner at the beginning of an ultimately abusive relationship that she had HIV; a young woman who chose not to pursue charges against the man who infected her; an Aboriginal woman who has personally faced extreme stigma and threats; and a Latina woman who describes the challenges of disclosure and intimate relationships for women living with HIV.
 

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