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The Glamour Begins with touch down in Vienna: IAS 2010

published: July, 13, 2010 Categories // Events, Brian Finch

Oh my god it’s been a lot of work to finally arrive in this Vienna apartment in which I now sit. My July 12th, midnight flight was the latest I’ve ever flown out to Europe and I kind of like it.

Oh my god it’s been a lot of work to finally arrive in this Vienna apartment in which I now sit. My July 12th, midnight flight was the latest I’ve ever flown out to Europe and I kind of like it. I was so worn out by all the stuff I had to do before leaving right up until the last moment. By the time we took off I actually felt like I could shut my eyes, and eventually I did. The eight hours passed like nothing, so I must have fallen asleep. When disturbed again they were serving breakfa

The Bliss of a Lightening Storm: IAS 2010

published: July, 16, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Events, Health, Brian Finch

Sitting in my dark living room I communed with the sound of the rain while I watched the thunderous lightening flashes light up to 15-foot ceiling room.

Sitting in my dark living room I communed with the sound of the rain while I watched the thunderous lightening flashes light up to 15-foot ceiling room. This, was by all accounts, one of the simplest, yet memorable moments for me.  It is a rare moment for me to not have sound going on from somewhere. And in moments like this, it seems that all the aspects of being in Europe come together for a moment that was felt on a level more profound than walking around looking at the architecture.

IAS 2010 Vienna - All was not lost

published: July, 19, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Events, Brian Finch

What a day. Even though it didn’t feel like anything was going right, a few things did. I just wrapped up writing out my interview with Melanie Thompson, the chair of the international AIDS Society’s USA treatment guidelines panel...

What a day. Even though it didn’t feel like anything was going right, a few things did. I just wrapped up writing out my interview with Melanie Thompson, the chair of the international AIDS Society’s USA treatment guidelines panel, and threw in a quote from our renowned Canadian researcher Mark Wainburg. The interview with Melanie is a bit of a teaser with the essential information in it The DVD extra in terms of a video will happen later as just when I went to upload the video I discove

IAS 2010 Vienna - Gay Night out "Triggers"

published: July, 22, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Events, Brian Finch

Last night I had my gay night out with a few friends. I’m not one to be going out to the bars when I travel for a few reasons.

Last night I had my gay night out with a few friends. I’m not one to be going out to the bars when I travel for a few reasons. The number one is that I don’t drink, and that usually isn’t a huge problem, but still, most of these places are about drinking, and suddenly I feel rather socially awkward. At our first stop, Village, we hung out in the smoke-filled very hot little bar chatting and watching the videos (music – get your mind out of the gutter). Here I starting chatting with a

AIDS 2010: Leona Aglukkaq - Conservatives turn their back on the Federal Initiative for AIDS again.

published: July, 23, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Events, Brian Finch

I'm off to Budapest this evening, and will not be posting until probably Sunday.

I'm off to Budapest this evening, and will not be posting until probably Sunday. One of the big stories for me at the conference is how dismal Canada is on the international scene with it comes to AIDS. They don't like the issue, and they certainly do not like community. It would be no surprise that she was not well received, and even booed at the pathetic Canadian Reception (I didn't go, my friends provided me the critics) where you even had to buy your own drinks. I can't spell the ministe

Brastlava - International travel for only 14 Euros.

published: July, 25, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Events, Brian Finch

n my world eating at MacDonald’s twice in one day, in two different countries is glamorous.

In my world eating at MacDonald’s twice in one day, in two different countries is glamorous. Not that I intended on it being that way. There comes a time when I’m traveling alone where I can’t bear the thought of sitting and staring out into the air as I eat my meals in restaurants, and it arrived today. Making the most of my last day, I thought I’d head on over to Slovakia. Bratislava, to be more precise; every horror movie, or let me be more specific – train wreck torture porn –

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