AIDSOrganizations

AIDS Organizations

This page documents the history of AIDS organizations in Halifax and Nova Scotia.

Overview Of Organizations

1982
the Gay Men’s Health Association of Halifax was created - the story of its creation is in ScottMacNeil's ReflectionsInAMirrorBall.
1984
the GHA becomes the Metro Area Committee on AIDS (MacAIDS). It was incorporated late the next year.
1985
A year later, MacAIDS expanded provincially and changed its name to AIDS Nova Scotia (ANS).
1988
the Nova Scotia Persons with AIDS Coalition (NSPWAC) was created to provide advocacy and support for PHAs (People living with HIV and AIDS).
1995
ANS and the NSPWAC amalgamated into the AIDS Coalition in response to government regulations saying there could only be one federally backed AIDS organization in the province.1

Timeline

Here are some significant dates and events of the HIV/AIDS movement in Nova Scotia

1978

1979

1982'

1983

1984

1985

A small group of HIV positive gay men begin to gather in a Halifax kitchen seeking personal and emotional support

1986

1987

pic 1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

2000

2002

2002 & on...

2010

2017

2019

HistoryProjectTodoList: this page and the AIDSCoalition page need to get factored out

Footnotes:

1. March 23, 2017 The Coast article, "Fraying At The Edges" https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/fraying-at-the-edges/Content?oid=6609394