Still Poz, Still Queer, Still Here: Long Term HIV+ Queer Men in the Age of Treatment (1996-2018)

Principal Investigator: Dr. David AB Murray, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), York University, and CFR Research Associate
Funder: SSHRC Insight Development Grant
Summary: This project will examine how differentially positioned queer men in Toronto who have been HIV positive for 20 years or longer experience continuities and changes in stigma, viral identity management and life projects in order to gain a better understanding of social, economic and political dimensions and transformations of HIV/AIDS in Canada in 'the age of treatment' (1996-present day), a phase in the history of the global pandemic defined in part through the widespread availability of pharmaceutical treatments that have greatly improved the health and longevity of many (but not all) HIV+ people.