Articles tagged with: HIV

It’s back . . .

published: September, 18, 2013 Written by // Christian Dolan Categories // Mental Health, Health, Living with HIV, Christian Dolan

Christan Dolan: “it's not always positive vibes and thinking we have. There will be dips, but then where's the fun in life if we weren't faced with a challenge from time to time?"

Sitting awake at 6 a.m. again after just a few hours sleep for the third time this week. It's been over a month I've been feeling like this and I rummaged through my old diaries from when I was not long diagnosed and I get that gut wrenching feeling as I realize all over again that it's back...  As I've previously mentioned, about six to eight weeks in to my diagnosis I cracked and begun a downward spiral into depression and I feel as though it's returned. I'm angry with the world, and every

The Josh Kruger interview

published: September, 17, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Health, Sexual Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bathhouses, barebacking and bombshells. Bob Leahy interviews the controversial Philadelphia writer and PositiveLite.com columnist Josh Kruger. In this exclusive in-depth interview, the incorrigable Kruger is in fine form, telling all like never before. .

The Josh Kruger interview

Bob Leahy: Josh, thank you for agreeing to talk to PositiveLite.com. Now readers know you through your columns here on PositiveLite.com and I think we’ve got to know where you stand on some of the big issues of the day. But tell us first, for those who don’t know you so well, a little about who the real Josh Kruger is. How would you describe your personality? JK: My personality today is one that's devoid of deception; I'm the same exact person in a bathhouse that I am volunteering with a

What if I was HIV-neg again?

published: September, 17, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Newly Diagnosed, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Guesting Josh Robbins from imstilljosh.com with a PositiveLite.com exclusive story about imagining the person you might have been pre-diagnosis. Or were you?.

What if I was HIV-neg again?

“It is a positive viral load.”  Those words have been engrained in my memory since they were spoken by an amazing, caring and empathetic medical professional in Nashville, of course heard around the world in my video post here.  POSITIVE… positive... poz.. In the one year and seven months that I have been living with HIV (a phrase also engrained into my vocabulary as an HIV blogger, instead of HIV-infected), I don’t really remember a moment or a time that it's really hit me - th

From the OHTN’s online newsletter Did You Know

published: September, 17, 2013 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Conferences, Events, Research, Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy, PositievLite.com’s editor, was interviewed for tips about how to best experience the OHTN’s big and upcoming research conference in Toronto, RC2013. Here’s what he said in part one of a three part interview

From the OHTN’s online newsletter Did You Know

Last year's conference. Can you spot the PositiveLite.com team? Maximize Your Time at RC2013  In a new three-part series, we asked Bob Leahy, editor at PositiveLite.com, for some tips on how to get the most out of the 2013 OHTN Research Conference.  In part one, we asked him about time management at the conference.  *****  OHTN: How little or how much should I plan my time at the conference? Should I micro-manage or be more spontaneous? Leahy: I'm a bit of a planner. I like to look o

CATIE Forum: New Science, New Directions in HIV and Hepatitis C

published: September, 16, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Conferences, As Prevention , Hep B and C, CATIE, Events, Features and Interviews, Research, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

Ahead of this week’s CATIE Forum, CATIE’s executive director Laurie Edmiston talks on video with PositiveLite.com about how new scientific developments have opened up opportunities for innovative program development and the integration of service delivery

CATIE Forum: New Science, New Directions in HIV and Hepatitis C

We stand at a pivotal point in our response to HIV and Hepatitis C. Recent research has enhanced our understanding of the science of prevention, transmission, testing, treatment, care and support — science that opens up new, innovative avenues for program development and the integration of service delivery.  In Toronto, on September 18 and 19, 2013, CATIE, Canada’s national HIV and Hepatitis C knowledge broker, will be presenting the bilingual CATIE Forum, a national opportunity

Eeny, meeny, miney, mo…

published: September, 16, 2013 Written by // Michael Yoder Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Health, Sexual Health, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Michael Yoder

Michael Yoder on why the prospect of serosorting – poz guys for poz guys – is becoming a more attractive option than trying to educate neg guys

Eeny, meeny, miney, mo…

“…Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away.” From Ozymandius, Percy Bysshe Shelley From my personal perspective as a poz gay man looking for love in a desert (never mind sex), the idea of sero-sorting is gaining popularity with me. It’s not that there aren’t informed neg guys out there, there are, but they are few and far between and the idea of being “safer sex teacher” with a potential par

Health on the go

published: September, 15, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, General Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Smoking Cessation , Treatment

Wondering about your HIV treatment? How to quit smoking? Or when to take your meds? There’s an app for that, says CATIE

Health on the go

This article by Erica Lee  first appeared in The Positive Side, a publication of CATIE, here. Une version française est disponible ici.  There seems to be an app for almost everything these days, and managing your health and HIV is no exception. Let’s face it: Not everyone can afford a smartphone and not everybody wants one, but if you’re the proud owner of one of these hand-held devices, here are a few free apps worth noting. YourDocTalk Whether you’re thinking about starting or

When your viral load isn’t undetectable

published: September, 14, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Research, Revolving Door, Treatment, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

HIV treatment: the impact of a detectable viral load, from aidsmap.com

When your viral load isn’t undetectable

From aidsmap’s HIV Weekly. See also Michael Carter’s article here.   Viral load is the term used to describe the amount of HIV in the blood. The aim of HIV treatment is an ‘undetectable’ viral load – that is, a level so low that it cannot be detected in a blood sample by a viral load test. (Tests used most commonly in the UK have a lower limit of detection of around 50 copies/ml, and if your viral load is below 50, it is usually said to be undetectable.) For people on HIV treatm

Do you know who my father is?

published: September, 13, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

From TheBody.com, Mathew Rodriguez talks about his father, who passed away from HIV

Do you know who my father is?

This article by Mathew Rodriguez previously appeared on  TheBody.com  here.   Before I was 22, I rarely talked about HIV. After the summer of 2012, I began working at APICHA Community Health Center. I now work for TheBody.com, I am on the HIV Prevention Planning Group at the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, and I am an active member of ACT UP. This is probably solely due to my dad. The summer of 2011, my father, Alfredo Rodriguez, moved back to New York City after having lived in

Josh Robbins lends a hand

published: September, 12, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, Activism, Newly Diagnosed, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

PositiveLite.com friend Josh Robbins from Imstilljosh.com is lending his name to a campaign to help those newly diagnosed with HIV. You can too. Find out how here.

Josh Robbins  lends a hand

Josh Robbins is perhaps best known for getting the moment he received his HIV-positive test results on video and subsequently posting that on YouTube.  But he’s since become an engaging poz activist with a particular interest in helping those in a similar place to he was less than two years ago. His own site Imstilljosh.com  is well worth a visit. He has also made appearances on PositiveLite.com from time to time – see the related articles at the foot of this post  - and we are always

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