HIV+ LTS Project
I’m looking for survey respondents for my thesis project about HIV+ Long Term Survivors (LTS). There is a link to a survey after the informed consent on the Long Term Survivors Project tab that contains the informed consent form you must sign to participate, and the questions. If you have a diagnosis from before 1997, I want to hear from you! If you are more recently Poz, affected by HIV but not infected, or just care deeply, I want to hear from you too! Please read all the information below before starting the survey. Please answer all the questions. Your information is encrypted and kept confidential. For more information on myself, the project, and my program, please see the rest of the website. For ethical concerns, please contact the Manager, Office of Research Ethics, York University, 309 York Lanes, 416-736-5914
I will be conducting interviews of LTS only (defined as diagnosed before 1997) in Toronto, New York, and San Francisco over the coming months (September to December, 2017). If you would like to be interviewed and photographed for this project, please contact me directly through this website. You do not have to complete the survey, but I would very much appreciate it if you did. I am in particular interested in supporting the voices of trans*, women, and people of colour but acknowledge and am interested in any respondents who wish to contribute. For a full description of the project, please see the “Long Term Survivors Project” tab.
I’m a Doctoral Candidate in Communication and Culture at York University with a long history of HIV activism, fundraising and volunteering. I am also a 25 year LTS myself. This project is something that is personal and important to me, and I hope that it will bring more depth and appreciation to the struggles and triumphs of LTS and their allies and friends.
This research is funded by a generous Doctoral Fellowship through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2016-2017.