Articles tagged with: Contributors

Dad

published: August, 03, 2010 Categories // Living with HIV

Dad and I had a strained relationship. I felt he had failed me as a Father. Financially he was dependable, helping me with University or contributing towards the cost of my little league hockey,

Dad and I had a strained relationship. I felt he had failed me as a Father. Financially he was dependable, helping me with University or contributing towards the cost of my little league hockey, but he was never around. Despite the fact that I played hockey for over 6 years, my Father only ever attended 3 games, one in which he didn't even stay till the end. But you forget those things when you hear your father cry for the first time and he asks for you. You just let go of your anger and you b

What's Up in Canada June 25 - July 2

published: August, 05, 2010 Categories // Events, Events

Message to Community Partners, Funders and Clients

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Voices of Positive Women

What's Up in Canada June 25 - July 2

Message to Community Partners, Funders and Clients On behalf of the Board of Directors of Voices of Positive Women I am writing to notify you that effective today, June 21st 2010, Voices of Positive Women will be closing. All staffing positions have been terminated and all programs and services that were provided by VOPW have ended. Many of you may recall that I wrote to you this past March to ask for your assistance in participating in an independent Organizational Review. This

The Tempest and Evita – A Day at Stratford, Ontario

published: August, 08, 2010 Categories // Arts and Entertainment

The Tempest puts the lie to the adage that people become forgetful and frail at 80. Christopher Plummer is amazing in The Tempest.

The Tempest puts the lie to the adage that people become forgetful and frail at 80. Christopher Plummer is amazing in The Tempest. He is a tempest, striding the stage, speaking his lines loud and clear and strong. As a counterpoint is Ariel, light as a feather, played by an amazing young girl, Julyana Soelistyo. The costumes are fantatstic and there is not a false note in the entire play. Mesmerizing. Tip: If you find Shakespearean language difficult, read the play in advance. Evita is also d

Bonnie Scotland

published: August, 08, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

Well, PositiveLite just can't keep it's feet on the ground.  For a bunch of diseased pariahs with a suitcase of pills, we sure do get around, don't we?

Well, PositiveLite just can't keep it's feet on the ground.  For a bunch of diseased pariahs with a suitcase of pills, we sure do get around, don't we? Anyway we (Meirion and I) are touring Scotland for two weeks with my brother and his wife, two of the nicest people you could possibly meet, but idiosyncratic enough in their habits to  remind me why spending time with my birth- family is waaaaaay less  fun than with my chosen family. This is also an HIV-free holiday.  I've

Italia Vogue making waves with "Water & Oil"

published: August, 08, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Brian Finch

Italian Vogue in it’s most recent issue features a 24-image editorial photo spread mixing fashion with a British Petroleum (BP) oil spill theme.

Waking up this Sunday morning, I heard this story on this news, which captivated my attention. Italian Vogue in it’s most recent issue features a 24-image editorial photo spread mixing fashion with a British Petroleum (BP) oil spill theme. The reviews have been mixed. Some criticize it for glamorizing one of the worst man-made ecological disasters in history, while others see it as a way to raise consciousness on the issue. I tend to lean towards the latter. I love the exploration of creat

Reflections of the Poz Cruise

published: June, 14, 2010 Categories // Health, Travel

As summer approaches, the Poz Cruise seems eons ago. It was only over a month ago in May, and yet the sweet memories linger on.

As summer approaches, the Poz Cruise seems eons ago. It was only over a month ago in May, and yet the sweet memories linger on. As it was my first virgin cruise, it was anticipated with much excitement. I was going with my pal Kent and my goal was to take it easy, which is what I exactly did. We boarded our flight to LA and little did we know the excitement was just about to start. I was sitting with a lovely young woman who was traveling with her mom to Las Vegas for Mother Day. As the last

Lubricants may increase risk of contracting STIs

published: June, 19, 2010 Categories // Health, Sex and Sexuality

For over 30 years we have heard over and over the importance of using lubricants to minimize trauma to the delicate tissues of the rectum when having insertive anal sex.

For over 30 years we have heard over and over the importance of using lubricants to minimize trauma to the delicate tissues of the rectum when having insertive anal sex. Women who do not have sufficient lubrication are encouraged to use lubricants to minimize trauma to the cells lining the vaginal walls and also when having anal sex. Safer sex workers are out there like busy bees doling out good advice to MSM – wear a condom, use lots of lube before anal sex. All that may be changing soon

Football Fever

published: July, 07, 2010 Categories // Health

As the football fever rages on, I recall my growing years in Asia when I played football at school. Hard to believe as it may, we 10 to 15 years old boys...

As the football fever rages on, I recall my growing years in Asia when I played football at school. Hard to believe as it may, we 10 to 15 years old boys were out there chasing a ball in exactly the same humidity and heat wave as we have in Toronto. We met around 4.30 pm and played till 6.30 pm –leaving wet and soaked with sweat. We indulged in the game, running across the field, referee blowing his whistle, we boys chasing the ball, diverting and hoping to score a kick into the net. I enj

Dreaming the Impossible – a HIV Cure Is Closer Than Many Think

published: July, 17, 2010 Categories // Health, Treatment

A cure really? For many of us the idea of a cure for HIV/AIDS sounds so foreign –like it is only possible in a different galaxy or a different lifetime.

A cure really? For many of us the idea of a cure for HIV/AIDS sounds so foreign –like it is only possible in a different galaxy or a different lifetime. For the past 14 years since 1996, the birth of HAART, HART or ART –however one chooses to call it, we have been sold the idea that HAART is as good as it gets. New drugs are often the reinvention of another drug, with similar crappy side effects and a few novel drugs have made it to the market. Millions of people are employed in the bu

Micronutrients for Living Well with HIV –Part 1 of 3

published: July, 31, 2010 Categories // Alternative Therapies, Health, Treatment, Vitamins - Supplements

I have been recently presenting workshops on HIV and nutrition. What I have come to understand and acknowledge over the 15 years of speaking on nutrition...

I have been recently presenting workshops on HIV and nutrition. What I have come to understand and acknowledge over the 15 years of speaking on nutrition, many poz persons have not fully integrated nutrition as part of their health regimen. Unfortunately, many staff and volunteers at ASOs/NGOs in Canada or across then world, who work in treatment or outreach with PHAS have minimal knowledge of impact of nutrition on immune system.   As the Vienna Conference is over, with not a single w

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