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Category is: Herpes

By IWS_Admin / May 25, 2022

Today we are going to talk to you about herpes which is transmitted by contact (from skin to skin). One simple example is when you kiss your lover on an infected area. Let’s jump into the details and remember that even though we are not doctors, we can still direct you to the resources and…

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Swab-ay away!

By Khaled / May 6, 2022

Yes! We know that you know that it’s very important to get tested for STBBIs EVEN if you are on PrEP. But did you know that sometimes, if not most of the time, STBBIs do not show symptoms and that blood and urine tests are often not enough? That’s where swabs come in! While urine…

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IT’S NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK!

By Khaled / April 29, 2022

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022 is “Empathy in Action”. At MAX, we are LUCKY to have amazing volunteers giving their time and energy to support our mission. Every day, we get to see our volunteers caring for each other and being kind in a world where our community faces challenging obstacles. Empathy is…

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SEX after METH

By Khaled / April 19, 2022

Lights are dim. Music is loud. Sweat and sex in the air. Naked bodies grinding. Hard cocks. Bottoms up. Fucking for hours. “Clouds” in the sky. But what happens after the parTy? The room is silent. Foul odors plague the nose. Haven’t slept in days. Crystal dick. Will I ever experience that again? I need…

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Become a Board Director!

By Khaled / March 2, 2022

Click here for French version | Cliquez ici pour le version française. MAX Ottawa is looking for a new Board Director! As a director, you will play a crucial part in the daily life of MAX. Without you the organization would have a much harder time in completing its mission and attaining its vision. We…

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MAX OUTtawa – A Path Forward

By Khaled / January 28, 2022

MAX Ottawa, in partnership with KindSpace, Planned Parenthood Ottawa and the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, is pleased to announce its participation in OUTtawa: A SafetyLabs Project. “Safety Labs” are spaces that are provided for communities to practice the core skills necessary for responding to systemic harm. These strategies were originally developed by…

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Navigating Ottawa’s Gay Scene While Choosing Sobriety

By Khaled / January 26, 2022

Meeting new people as an adult can be challenging. And when you’re dating, it can be even more anxiety ridden.Those who are newly sober and those years into maintaining sobriety are bound to face a whole new set of challenges in a dating scene often linked to bars and other places where alcohol is served.…

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Giving Tuesday

By Khaled / November 30, 2021

Every year, Giving Tuesday happens around the same time as World AIDS Day, an annual global event that falls on December 1st and pays tribute to the lives lost and affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for people to focus their holiday giving spirit on supporting non-profit organizations. This year, as an organization that has…

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Harm Reduction Community Update

By Khaled / November 25, 2021

Click HERE for the French version. | Cliquez ICI pour la version française. Dear Ottawa, Gatineau, and Champlain LIHN community, I’m very excited to be writing this update to let the community know what we have been up to at MAX’s Harm Reduction programs and what we are currently working on for the near future.…

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Announcement: Manager of Partnerships and Strategic Development

By Khaled / September 1, 2021

French version HERE Congratulations! We are very pleased to announce that Ahmed (He/Him), our current Sexual Health Program Coordinator is moving into a new role as the Manager of Partnerships and Strategic Development. He will be supporting the building of community partnerships and fundraising strategies. Ahmed began his career in community work nearly 12 years…

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