Dallas Buyers Club finds an unlikely and often unlikable hero in Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) as he battles with an AIDS diagnosis and the Food and Drug Administration.
In the mid-1980s at the height of the AIDS scare, nations around the world banned blood donations from gay men. Almost 30 years later, though, we live in a very different world. We now know how the virus spreads and how to safeguard against infection. Testing has been refined such that certain types of tests,
Despite the fact that new cases of HIV have largely levelled off across Canada, Saskatchewan has a surging infection rate. Over the next few weeks, the Sheaf will examine why this is the case and what can be done about it from the perspective of people dealing with the situation. This week: a look at
Since 2002, the number of new HIV infections in Saskatchewan per year has risen steadily, from 26 to 200. And while there was a slight drop in 2010, AIDS Saskatoon expects the 2011 numbers will almost certainly show another increase once they are available.
Robert Birch was 27 years old when he received a phone call from his doctor who told him that he was living with HIV. “We were doing a performance that day called Happy Virus Day, coincidentally,” said Birch. “So there was this performance piece going on in the middle of the street and me going around
People in Saskatchewan have every reason to unite on Dec. 1 for World AIDS Day. According to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, the HIV rate in Saskatchewan is twice the national average. In the rest of Canada, approximately nine out of every 100,000 people have been infected with HIV, compared to approximately twenty-one out of every
I have lived in multiple cities before and Saskatoon is probably in the worst condition. Now before you bitch at the foreigner who isn’t even from this province, please let me explain. Put away the torches and pitchforks. Go to the City of Saskatoon’s “Quick Facts” page online and what do you see? Pictures of the
The rate of HIV and AIDS infection among prison inmates is anywhere from 10 to 20 times higher than the general population ”” a problem that could easily be curbed, according to the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, through the use of clean needles and medical supplies.