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About Us

As Latinos living with HIV/AIDS we are confronted with discrimination and stigma. Language and cultural barriers make it difficult for us to have efficient access to various healthcare, social and immigration services. For these reasons and understanding the needs of the Hispanics living with HIV/AIDS, we have come together to address and work on these issues. We create and offer solutions to HIV-positive Latinos and Latinas so they can get backing and support before other government and non-government organizations. Our primary function is the union of synergies between ourselves, to be recognized as an ethnic community with a strengthened voice amongst the larger HIV/AIDS community in Toronto and the rest of the province of Ontario.

Make an appointment!

Call us at 416.5060.1400 Extension 109, e-mail us at preguntas@latinospositivos.ca or visit us at 200 Gerrard St. E, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5A 2E6.
To schedule an intake appointment, please call Omar or Tomas at 416.506.1400 Extension 109.
 

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Upcoming Events

Latinos Positivos Toronto provides practical services but we are also committed to your physical and mental health, and your interaction with our community. We continuously organize forums, educational activities, social events, retreats and more.
To keep you informed about our upcoming events, checkout our calendar.
 

Learn about HIV/AIDS

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.
While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system, HIV attacks and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from disease. These are a type of white blood cells called CD4 cells (sometimes called T cells).
HIV invades CD4 cells and turns them into factories that produce thousands of copies of the virus. As the virus grows, it damages or kills CD4 cells, weakening the immune system.
Find more information on this page.
 
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