Casey House announced Wednesday the hospital has recently completed a million redevelopment project which doubles its capacity so it can now care for 650 people through upgraded clinical services and community programs.
Casey House CEO Joanne Simons says the facility, which was founded in 1988, is one of very few places where people living with HIV-AIDS can seek care without judgment.
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If I had done something, I could have woken up the next day and been charged with aggravated sexual assault, said Whitbread, an HIV-positive Toronto woman who is featured in the film Positive Women: Exposing Injustice. at the Vic Theatre (808 Douglas St.), and Whitbread will take part in a question-and-answer session afterward.
Whitbread, who contracted HIV from a boyfriend more than a decade ago, is one of four HIV-positive female activists whose stories unfold in the film.
239 Supportive programming for mothers living with HIV includes support to pregnant women, new mothers with babies in the first year of life, early years counselling for parents of children aged 0-6, home and hospital visits as well as the coordination of other community supports as required.
But Whitbread knew she could not let things go any further without an evening of explanation and possibly rejection so she slid out of the situation and the hot guy went home with one of her friends.
Casey House CEO Joanne Simons said the pop-restaurant will address the misconception that the illness can be spread through food preparation.
"Talking about food and contraction highlights the massive challenge that our clients experience every day," she said.
Women Zone sessions are offered three times per month and each session includes a meal.
For more information, please call the Women’s Support Coordinator at 416-340-8484, ext.
Every HIV-positive person is one vindictive lover away from being put in prison, she said.