Latest by Darien Taylor

Art Posi+ive: An Enchanted Life With AIDS

"As the years pass, I have come to see my whole life as a real-time, interactive art installation," artist Margarite Sanchez says. "I've experienced very difficult things in my life, but I honestly feel I am living an enchanted life with AIDS."

By Darien Taylor for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You + ART

CATIE asks four HIV-positive people about their relationship with antiretroviral therapy: "Is it your BFF, your mother-in-law, your longest relationship?"

By RonniLyn Pustil and Darien Taylor for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Combination Treatment Turns 20

In July 1996, at the 16th International AIDS Conference in Vancouver, one researcher after another spoke of a new concept: highly active antiretroviral therapy, or HAART, a combination of three or more drugs that targeted HIV at different stages of r...

By Darien Taylor for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Show Yourself Some Love!

Effective antiretroviral therapy has given people with HIV our lives back. But with this new lease on life can come responsibility and, for many of us, stress. Along with all the ordinary tasks of life, we are living with a demanding chronic illness....

By Darien Taylor for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

In Your Face: AIDS Posters Confront Stigma

In the late 1980s, AIDS activist groups, like AIDS ACTION NOW! here in Canada and ACT-UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) in the United States, mounted powerful protests against institutional responses to the AIDS crisis. They confronted politi...

By Darien Taylor for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

AIDS on the Silver Screen: Movies That Reflect Our Shared History

For movie buffs out there, the Canadian organization CATIE supplies this list of HIV-related movies throughout cinematic history, spanning from A ("And the Band Played On") to Z ("Zero Patience").

By Darien Taylor for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange