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What Do We Do?

We provide free and confidential services and programs for Spanish-speaking men and women living with HIV. We are a community working together to alleviate the barriers that you may have if you live with HIV or have been recently diagnosed with the virus.

Latinos Positivos Toronto provides practical services but we are also committed to your physical, mental and community interaction. We continually organize forums, educational activities, social events, and reatreats, among others. To keep abreast of our events, check our calendar.

What Services do We Offer?

Peer Counselling

Peer counselling is a type of support offered by another person living with HIV, these individuals (peers) have previous training but do not have an official designation as Counsellor, Psychologist or Psychiatrist.

The counselling is based on a personal similar transition or experience and the outcomes of these experiences help others in assertive decision making by attentive listening, providing information or giving referrals to another service at Latinos Positivos Toronto or another community partner.

Translations

Assistance in translation of legal documents for:  Immigration issues, Ontario Works (OW), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), among others. For more information contact us.

Interpretation

ESL interpretation services to government offices, NGOs, medical and immigration lawyer’s appointments. For more information visit contact us.

Settlement Support

Guidance and support for newcomers that have arrived in Toronto and Ontario in search of: housing, moving, food bank, family doctor, HIV specialist, social services, alternative medicine, job search or volunteering in your area.

Positive Prevention (Poz Prevention)

Educational program that promotes support in how to live a healthy and fulfilling  sexual life, with emphasis in Positive Healthy Relationships free from stigma and discrimination. For more information visit our prevention page on this site on the Positive Prevention section.

Office Services

We offer fax services, free phone for local calls, document scanning, photocopying and limited Internet access.

Registering With Us and Intake

Many of our programs and services require that you register with us.

This process (called intake) collects information about you and helps us to identify the most appropriate service and support you need. This process takes about ½ hour to 1 hour.

Note

Latinos Positivos Toronto support services, are exclusively for people living with HIV/AIDS, intake will involve verification of your HIV-positive status.

For inquiries, registration, and to book an appointment for intake, please call Omar or Tomas at 416-506-1400 Extension: 109

Newly Diagnosed? Don't know your HIV status?

If you are newly diagnosed, or if you have doubts about your HIV status, please visit our sections on HIV/AIDS and Do I Need an HIV Test? where you will find information, online resources, clinic addresses, etc.

 

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.
 
Illustration that represents HIV in the bloodstream. © Christos Georghiou/Veer