VISION & MISSION
ACCM envisions a society free from the stigma of HIV/AIDS. We are committed to building a community where all people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS receive the support they need. We are dedicated to empowering individuals to make informed decisions related to their health. ACCM is a volunteer-based community organization working to enhance the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS, to prevent HIV transmission, and to promote community awareness and action. More About ACCM >
HIV & STI FACTS
STIs and HIV are potential risks of unprotected sex, but by arming yourself with clear and correct info you can make informed decisions about your sex life. Here you will find a summary of the most common STIs and more details about HIV. It’s important to remember that HIV and STIs usually don’t show any symptoms until late in their progress, so the ONLY way to be sure of your status is to get tested at a clinic – see our link on Testing for more info.
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In 1987, ACCM was run by a group of volunteers and although we have grown since, we still very much depend on the work of our wonderful volunteers. Without their time and effort, it would have been impossible for us to develop the wide range of programs and services that we continue to run today. We are always looking for people to join us, so take a look at the volunteer opportunities we currently have and find out how you can get involved!
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We are very proud to announce that Moon Trail, the short documentary film that ACCM produced about gay life and sexual health in Montreal, will be screening at the Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québecois on Saturday, February 28th. Moon Trail will be screening alongside the feature-length documentary Fucké and another short La Règne de Karim, both of which look very promising.
You’re invited to the fourth installment of the 22nd Annual Concordia University Community Lecture Series on HIV/AIDS featuring Esther Boucicault Stanislas, HIV/AIDS activist and founding director of the Fondation Esther Boucicault Stanislas.
HIV/AIDS activist Esther Boucicault Stanislas was born in Saint-Marc, Haiti in 1960. She was diagnosed as HIV positive in 1995. Following the death of her husband and her son who was born HIV positive, she decided to dedicate herself to saving others from the same fate. In 1998 she was interviewed on TV about her illness—the first time in Haiti that a person with HIV/AIDS had gone public in such a way. Her testimony provoked a scandal in Saint-Marc, and she endured the hostility of the families of both her first and second husband. Undeterred by the scorn, Boucicault has established FEBS to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and provide medical and psychological aid to those carrying the virus. FEBS is a pioneering, peer-driven system of delivering medications to people in rural areas and is now collaboration with the internationally renowned Partners in Health. Accompanied by health professionals, she tours Haitian towns giving information and advice to young people. Boucicault’s experience as a woman who so publicly disclosed her status has informed her work with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Haiti.
Admission is free, doors open at 6:45.
Concordia’s Alexandre de Sève Theatre, 1400 Maisonneuve O.
For more information contact: email@example.com or by telephone: 514-554-4132
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Sex Now Survey is Canada’s largest survey of gay men’s health. It is administered by the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC), a Vancouver-based gay men’s health organization. The survey covers a wide range of topics concerning the lives of gay and bi men – including sex, discrimination, health, and relationships – and this year it is focused on exploring the differences between generations of gay men. The data of past surveys have been used to inform community action, policies, and programming.