Articles tagged with: The Positive Side

Start me up!

published: January, 17, 2014 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Finances, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Lifestyle, Living with HIV

CATIE features three inspired startups by PHAs, for PHAs, including PositivelIte.com founder Brian Finch

Start me up!

This story by Diane Peters first appeared in The Positive Side, a publication of CATIE here.   Une version française est disponible ici.  Be your own boss, set your own hours, empower yourself and make a difference on your own terms: These are some of the reasons people start their own enterprises. For people living with HIV, those reasons may be even more powerful, as entrepreneurship can also offer a way to participate in the workforce while still being able to take care of yourself. M

How to say “I Quit”—and mean it

published: July, 02, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Smoking Cessation , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Writing for CATIE’s Positive Side, ex-smoker Bob Leahy explains how he butt out for good – and why.

How to say “I Quit”—and mean it

This article previosuly appeared in CATIE’s The Positive Side here.    Une version française est disponible ici.  I’m an ex-smoker. When I smoked, I used to meet scores of fellow HIV-positive smokers, especially outside conference doors during breaks. I must admit that I enjoyed the camaraderie, the chance to connect with people, the ritual. I don’t miss smoking but I do sometimes miss those often-chilly moments outside conference buildings where I made a lot of friends. We smoke

Chatty CATIE: Got Ink?

published: February, 18, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Lifestyle, Living with HIV

Four people with HIV talk about their tats and all that.

Chatty CATIE: Got Ink?

This article with  interviews by RonniLyn Pustil  first appeared in The Positive Side , a publication of CATIE. Une version française est disponible ici.  Robert MacLeod, 36  Halifax  HIV+: 8 years  Job: Medical lab technologist  How many tattoos do you have?  Hundreds.  Why so many? This is a question I get asked a lot. Tattoos are my passion, my hobby, my obsession. I got each one for a different reason.  What are some of the reasons? Each tattoo has a unique source of

Chatty CATIE: Best In Show

published: July, 27, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Pets, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Lifestyle, Living with HIV

From CATIE’s The Positive Side, five people with HIV tell the truth about cats and dogs.

Chatty CATIE: Best In Show

This article first appeared in The Positive Side, a publication of CATIE. Une version française est disponible ici.  Interviews by RonniLyn Pustil Mark Lipton, 43, Toronto, HIV+: 17 years Dog: Bingo Falafel Lipton, 14 Breed: Rat terrier Nicknames: Bingus, Bakalaka, Mr. Handsome. What made you decide to get a pet? I didn’t. My ex-boyfriend came home one day in 1998 and said: “I got you a present. This will save your life.” And he presented me with this crazy puppy he had resc

Up in Smoke

published: July, 06, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Smoking Cessation , Living with HIV

CATIE weighs in on smoking with “The ifs, ands or buts of butting out”

Up in Smoke

This article by Andrea Rudd first appeared in The Positive Side, a publication of CATIE,  in 2004. Une version française est disponible ici.    HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED how many HIV positive people smoke? I’m always amazed when I go to events in the community and see people puffing away outside. Don’t they know that smoking kills 45,000 Canadians each year — three times more than car accidents, suicides, murder and AIDS combined?!  I’m not one to judge. As an ex-smoker, I rememb

Treatments on Trial (le français suit)

published: May, 04, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV

CATIE highlights resources for PHAs thinking about joining a clinical trial.

Treatments on Trial (le français suit)

As the warmer weather approaches, so does the HIV research conference season. Yes, we get excited about HIV research conferences here at CATIE. In late April, the Canadian HIV research community gathered for the annual conference put on by the Canadian Association of HIV Research —known to us HIV geeks as the CAHR conference. And of course, the big biennial International AIDS Conference is being held in July in Washington, DC. It becomes very evident during an HIV research conference that

Boning Up on Bone Health (le français suit)

published: March, 15, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health

Growing evidence suggests that people with HIV may be at risk of bone-related problems. CATIE’s The Positive Side reports on what you need to know.

Boning Up on Bone Health (le français suit)

Growing evidence suggests that people with HIV may be at risk of bone-related problems. CATIE’s The Positive Side reports on what you need to know. The results of David Vereschagin’s first-ever bone scan, performed in 2009, threw him for a loop. At age 52, he was told that he had the spine of a 70-year-old. He was cautioned against activities that might strain the bones of his spine because they could fracture. This unsettling news was all the more surprising because Vereschagin had ex

Love your heart - le français suit

published: February, 15, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health

February’s the month when we undoubtedly think of those who touch our hearts. It’s also a time to reflect on our own hearts. You know, that ever-so-important, intricate organ that keeps us moving every single day.

Love your heart - le français suit

It’s that time of year:  red, heart-shaped decorations abound and commercial messages hint of romance. February’s the month when we undoubtedly think of those who touch our hearts. It’s also a time to reflect on our own hearts. You know, that ever-so-important, intricate organ that keeps us moving every single day. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in this country, and one in three Canadians are affected by heart disease and stroke. There is a growing understanding that HIV c

The Positive Side Winter 2011 Issue – Good Readin’ for a Chilly Evenin’ - (le français suit)

published: December, 15, 2010 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health

If you don’t know about The Positive Side, CATIE’s magazine for and by people with HIV, we won’t be offended. (Well, maybe a bit, but we’re a resilient bunch and we’ll bounce right back.)

The Positive Side Winter 2011 Issue – Good Readin’ for a Chilly Evenin’ - (le français suit)

(le français suit) If you don’t know about The Positive Side, CATIE’s magazine for and by people with HIV, we won’t be offended. (Well, maybe a bit, but we’re a resilient bunch and we’ll bounce right back.) It’s our favourite little magazine full of personal stories of life with HIV and practical health information and tips. The Winter 2011 issue is now available online and for order through the CATIE Ordering Centre. (Did we mention that all our publications are free for people i