Articles tagged with: Bloggers

Chemsex and slamming “suffused with romantic, emotional and communal attachments”

published: December, 15, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, Research, Sexual Health, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

From AIDSmap.com, Roger Pebody reports on French research suggesting that many young gay men’s practices of drug use are entangled with the search for love.

Chemsex and slamming “suffused with romantic, emotional and communal attachments”

While gay men’s use of drugs in sexual contexts is often portrayed as deviant, extreme and unconnected with the sentimental norms of stable relationships, ethnographic research in France suggests that many young gay men’s practices of drug use are entangled with the search for love and a willingness to build emotional bonds with other men. “The suffering and loneliness that follow romantic breakups can trigger uncontrolled drug use while feelings of ‘love fusion’ between ‘slam

Finding space where I can be me

published: December, 15, 2016 Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Jason Cole

As a trans woman living with HIV, Maya Cole knows well the value of safe spaces and people she can trust.

Finding space where I can be me

My least favourite time of day is from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM, on weekdays. That is when I enjoy a cup (or three) of coffee and watch the news on TV but I also feel a growing sense of unease then. This is the time before I have to head out to work. Every time I leave my apartment in the morning, I worry about my personal safety. I am a trans woman with a distinct, somewhat raspy voice. My adam’s apple protrudes. My five o’clock shadow still mildly shows through my makeup. I listen to music an

The Holiday Horror Show – The Long Haul

published: December, 14, 2016 Written by // Dennis Battler Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Pets, Spirituality, Dennis Battler, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

As his first post for PositiveLite.com, Dennis Battler recounts tales of Christmas past and the difficulty of coming out poz to family at such a time.

The Holiday Horror Show – The Long Haul

As a kid wandering the Plaza – we’re talking pre-mall years – I’d run into Santa handing out candy canes to other children – "other" being the operative word. Being the son of the Candy Shop Maven did not, in my world, preclude me from being given a candy cane by Santa. Plaza-Santa apparently did. Sensitive, bright and abundantly precocious, I experienced this prejudiced exclusion as a direct personal attack. Being denied a candy cane, excluded from the world of myth and legend, by S

The Compassionate Truce of Tim Murphy’s Novel ‘Christodora’

published: December, 13, 2016 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, International , Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Mark S. King

"I spent most of my time reading Christodora in a reverie, spellbound by its intimacy and its characters," says Mark S. King.

The Compassionate Truce of Tim Murphy’s Novel ‘Christodora’

In the towering new novel Christodora, author Tim Murphy (below right) harnesses decades of personal and professional experience as an HIV journalist into a story that sweeps back and forth between the last several decades and beyond. It has the scope of great literature, but Christodora is also a deeply personal chronicle from a man who knows his terrain. The book’s namesake is a century-old apartment building in New York City’s East Village, silently weathering the indignities of t

Meet Jorge: He's undetectable and uninfectious.

published: December, 13, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From Ontario's The Gilbert Centre, George G. P. Tesseris shares the good news about having an undetectable viral load.

Meet Jorge: He's undetectable and uninfectious.

Hi, I’m Jorge. I am a healthy HIV-positive man living happily in Barrie since my diagnosis ten years ago. The profile pic I chose symbolizes the state of HIV stigma today. I would like to share my identity with you but since I have publicity shy family members, I felt the need to keep it private. (George subsequently agreed to use his real name.)  That really sucks. Yet there is an explosion of stars in the photo and they represent an explosion of good news. Medical science is working mir

The science-based U=U message is everywhere - but some aren’t biting.

published: December, 12, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Features and Interviews, Health, International , Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy: Are organizations passing up on the chance to end HIV stigma and inform people living with HIV who are durably undetectable that they can’t transmit the virus? What people are saying

The science-based U=U message is everywhere - but some aren’t biting.

The images accompanying this article are from campaigns around the world informing people living with HIV that if their viral load is durably suppressed, they can not transmit the virus to others. There were no Canadian images used because no such campaigns exist in Canada.  It’s getting heated People living with HIV have never played a greater part in designing and implementing prevention messaging. In just a few months, the U = U message from the Prevention Access Campaign, arguably the

CATIE statement on the use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) to maintain an undetectable viral load to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.

published: December, 09, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment, Living with HIV

From CATIE, these statements were developed to help service providers in Canada adapt their programs and incorporate this evidence into their messaging.

CATIE statement on the use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) to maintain an undetectable viral load to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.

Une version française est disponible ici.    Over the past several years the HIV prevention toolbox has expanded significantly. This is due to a rapid growth in our knowledge of effective approaches that help prevent the transmission of HIV. However, to maximize the impact on the HIV epidemic, we must effectively increase awareness, uptake and proper use of these approaches. The CATIE statements summarize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of three approaches to help pre

SERO Project releases new short film on HIV criminalization

published: December, 08, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Revolving Door, International , Legal, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

"HIV Criminalization: Masking Fear and Discrimination", a new documentary short film to raise awareness of the continued criminalization of people living with HIV.

SERO Project releases new short film on HIV criminalization

November 28, 2016 -- In conjunction with World AIDS Day on December 1, the SERO Project announced the release of its new documentary short film, HIV Criminalization: Masking Fear and Discrimination. The short film furthers SERO Project’s goal to raise awareness of the continued criminalization of people living with HIV.  “As HIV activists, HIV criminalization is a defining moral issue of our time,” said SERO Project executive director Sean Strub (above). “State statutes throughout

Long term survivors speak out: The Graying of AIDS interviews Bob Leahy

published: December, 08, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, Activism, Aging, Gay Men, Photography, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

PositiveLite.com's Bob Leahy shares his thoughts with The Graying of AIDS, a project which documents the lives of those aging with HIV in words and pictures, about what surviving the plague years feels like and what older HIVers bring to the table.

Long term survivors speak out: The Graying of AIDS interviews Bob Leahy

While in Durban at the International AIDS Conference this past summer. I stopped at a booth in the Global Village. A series of stunning black and white images caught my eye. The booth was the work of The Graying of AIDS http://www.grayingofaids.org/ the photos by Katja Heinemann the Project Co-Director (above)  and a visual journalist. Later I sat down with the project’s Naomi Schegloff for an hour-long interview. I came back later and my portrait, seen here, was part of the exhibit.. Won

Facing bereavement in HIV work: why is it so hard to say goodbye?

published: December, 07, 2016 Written by // Megan DePutter Categories // Spirituality, Living with HIV, Megan DePutter, Opinion Pieces

Megan DePutter on the bereavement that often comes with HIV work: "We are left, without ritual, without comment, without community, without closure."

Facing bereavement in HIV work: why is it so hard to say goodbye?

I have been nervously anticipating this year’s World AIDS Day. It’s always a busy time of year for those of us who work or volunteer in the field, and it’s always one of mixed emotions, for many of us. But this year’s event is particularly unnerving to me, bringing a mixture of anxiety and relief. That’s because World AIDS Day is the only socially acceptable time for me to acknowledge, recognize and maybe even grieve the lives of people I knew, and cared about, who were living with H

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