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Women's Group

The Women’s Group is open to all women living with HIV/AIDS from the six counties we serve (Perth, Huron, Oxford, Elgin, Middlesex and Lambton). The group meets the last Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at RHAC. This group was created to provide women who are HIV positive an opportunity to come together for support and connection. The relaxed atmosphere provides a safe place for women to gather to share conversation, and enjoy a variety of social and educational opportunities.

PHA Cafe

PHA Café is a social support group for people living with HIV/AIDS. The group is open to anyone living with HIV/AIDS from the six counties we serve (Perth, Huron, Oxford, Elgin, Middlesex and Lambton). The group takes place on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:30 pm at RHAC, with occasional off-site events. Food is provided, and meetings consist of group discussion, films, occasional offsite social events, and guest speakers. This group is a safe space to share ideas and opinions, connect with other people, and have fun.

UN Declaration Fails

In a critical declaration on HIV/AIDS signed last week, UN member states made laudatory pledges toward a host of ambitious goals, most notably aiming to get 15 million people on antiretrovirals by 2015.

The declaration won enthusiastic approval from major AIDS organizations, as well as from mainstream media outlets like the New York Times.

What member states “forgot” to do in that document, however, is include access to medically appropriate housing as a key structural tool in preventing and treating HIV/AIDS.

Tue, 06/21/2011

Killing Us Softly

Not all sex has the same risk.

Your risk of picking up or passing on HIV depends on the kind of sex you have, your HIV status, your partners HIV status and condom use. is meant as tool to help gay guys calculate the relative risk of the sex they are having.

Thu, 06/30/2011

More Ontario Women HIV-Positive

TORONTO - One in four new HIV infections in Ontario are among women, a new survey shows.

Even though there have been significant advances in HIV care, 25% of new HIV infections from 2006 to 2008 were in women, according to a health study by researchers from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and St. Michael's Hospital.

Marvelous Muchenje is one of the 4,700 women in Ontario living with HIV, most of whom contracted the disease through sexual contact.

Sat, 06/18/2011