Articles tagged with: Contributors

Whats in it for MSM? ART as a way of reducing HIV transmission.

published: May, 24, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

.Last week's news about new research showing a 96% reductiion in HIV transmission in sero-discordant straight couples was BIG. But where does this leave MSM?

Whats in it for MSM? ART as a way of reducing HIV transmission.

At 11am last Thursday results of a large scale clinical trial were released from Washington DC which crackled like wildfire through the internet.   Twitter lit up. PositiveLite went to press just minutes later carrying the news that good evidence had finally been produced that ART reduced transmission rates in mixed status heterosexual couples by 96%. This essentially backed the findings of the Swiss Study which, for reasons way too complicated to recite here had been discounted

A Bloody Mess

published: May, 18, 2011 Categories // Photography

Michael Burtch says: “Last month I had the honour of being asked to participate in a photo shoot . . . .

 . . . . . . . . with the Arabic Goddess Sultanna and Toronto’s own Dita Dior, as shot by the talented Lucyna DanUta Barossa. While I’m sworn to secrecy about the details of the shoot while the images are in post-production and being shopped around, I did manage to snap this quick behind the scenes photo while I had my makeup applied!

My pockets runneth over . . .

published: May, 12, 2011 Categories // Wayne Bristow

Backpacks, shoulder bags and now the “murse”! Is it just a fashion statement or is it a practical item for these times? Wayne Bristow wants to know.

My pockets runneth over  . . .

The idea of this little story came to me when I ran into a couple of people I used to work with. I reached out to shake their hands but couldn’t. Their hands were full. Cell phone in one hand, cigarettes and lighter in the other, pockets full of who knows what. So we just did the fist bunt a la Howie Mandel. While we talked for a bit, I noticed them staring at my murse*, not saying anything about it but I could sense the queries by their body language. Let people believe what they want, I ha

Putting “people” first

published: April, 11, 2011 Categories // Opinion Pieces

Megan DePutter continues her exploration of terminolgy and how best to call each other

Putting “people” first

In my last post , I discussed the term participant versus client. The other thing you may have heard discussed lately, if you’re an avid conference goer, is the issue of using “PHA” in workshops and presentations. On multiple occasions I have heard people who are living with HIV & AIDS argue that the term PHA should not be tossed around as often as it is. And I agree. Acronyms can make sense in certain context, like in a clinical sense, or in research, or grant proposals, but can be

Charges initiated against Pope for crimes against humanity

published: February, 27, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy says given the church's record of sustained sexual abuse of minors and ban on condoms (except for male prostitutes?) it was just a matter of time.

Charges initiated against Pope for crimes against humanity

Was I asleep at the wheel? I’ve looked and I’ve looked but while this story has been percolating through the blogosphere, it doesn't seem to have ben picked up by any of the major news feeds. Now why IS that? Surely it’s news. Not that it hasn’t been hinted at from time to time. I even suggested it in one of my own posts last year. At the time I was providing alternative solutions to what I thought was the limp “It Gets Better “ campaign. This is what I said. "Recogn

REVIEW: Did Green Hornet Sting or Suck?

published: February, 06, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies

Louise Binder puts on the sunglasses and secretly sneaks in to see the new Sci-fi movie The Green Hornet

Dear Readers, Re: Green Hornet "Why," you ask in horror, "did you go to see the Green Hornet?" I can only answer that it was excess of generosity brought on by the love of a dear friend and the fact that he never chooses the films ( and dear reader, never will again.) I remember absolutely nothing about the plot, the acting ( so to speak), the costumes or the actors. If you have no life, no friends and too much money this may be the film for you.Yours in total embarrassment, Dame Velveeta Per

Kathy Griffin: watch your back!

published: January, 31, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment

Danny Miller reveals that he and Anderson Cooper are an item, so "keep your hands off him, Kathy" he says!

So instead of spending New Years Eve in a bar crowded with 200 plus drunk rednecks, I opted to stay in for a quiet evening on the couch with my cat and a nice bottle of vino. I mean the whole point in going out for New Years is to get dressed to the 9's and have a fun night out with close friends, and as most of my close friends were either recovering from the nasty cold bug that has been going around or out of town staying home seemed like a good idea. And like most people who stayed home, I

Movie Review: Somewhere goes Nowhere

published: January, 31, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies

Our intrepid movie critic Louise Binder doesn't like Somewhere. Here's why.

Who cares about the existential angst of a rich hunky movie actor who gets laid by everyone he meets, stays in fabulous hotels and eats and drinks only the best? Not I, Ms. Coppola. Ever heard of Haiti, Pakistan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Ukraine .....? Look them up. The only good line is at the end of the film when his wife tells him to volunteer to cure his depression. Duh. Even watching Stephen Dorff didn’t save this stinker. If you are going somewhere, make it nowhere near a theatre showing this

Danny Miller's Fav Post of the Year & Happy New Years!

This is my other highlight of the year!! I was so shocked and humbled to be asked to speak, and realized at that moment that I am a TRUE advocate and activist.

SO here it is, December 29th, and we only have two days left until we jump into 2011!! And like most people, I find myself reflecting on the past year, the highs, (I quit smoking), the lows, (I started smoking again, but I quit drinking, almost 3 months sober now, that has to count for something) and the highlight moment of the year. Now I have been thinking what exactly is my highlight moment of the year, and what I get is a tie between two. Highlight moment #1: My pick up truck broke down, I

Humour & Living with HIV, A chat with Mark S. King - Interview

published: May, 24, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Features and Interviews, Mark S. King, Brian Finch

I first got to know Mark through his blog on The Body (there is a link to it at the end of the post). When launching this site we began chatting on Facebook...

I first got to know Mark through his blog on The Body (there is a link to it at the end of the post). When launching this site we began chatting on Facebook, and thought he was the perfect person with which to start off the PositiveLite.com interviews. Mark has been doing what I've been aspiring to do for quite some time, and that is use multi-media (i.e. video, writing, images) in a blog format covering all sorts of great topics, and with his flare for writing and wit. Mark's life story

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