Articles tagged with: June 2012

Not all posts are happy posts . .

published: June, 05, 2012 Categories // Health, Sexual Health, Sex and Sexuality

Wes Austin shares “I feel like I have no face-to-face support system who truly understands what kind of an undertaking transition really is.”

I wanted to write a post that was light, and humorous and full of good cheer.  I was looking forward to highlighting some of the awesome things that have been happening recently. I planned to get my post in on time. I had the best of intentions and, as most things built with only intentions, they have failed miserably. Instead, I’d like to tell you about the last couple of weeks and how it’s affected me.  Two weeks ago, I headed down to see my cardiologist in Hamilton. I was born with a

Buffalo Bills Player Tweets HIV Test Results: Over-Share or Encouraging?

published: June, 04, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

A guest piece from TheBody.com news editor Kellee Terrell on the football player whose HIV test results made waves, in social media and beyond.

Buffalo Bills Player Tweets HIV Test Results: Over-Share or Encouraging?

By Kellee Terrell.  Reposted with permission from  www.thebody.com. Earlier this week, Buffalo Bills wide receiver David Clowney tweeted a picture of his negative HIV test results with the text "Got My HIV Results Back!! Thank God for keeping my body healthy and safe." And while plenty of individuals showed him love for encouraging people to get tested, I was really taken aback by the snarky and malicious responses he received. One Twitter follower wrote, "Just putting ya number out there

Excerpt from MSF's 'Positive Generation: Voices for an AIDS-free future'

published: June, 03, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Arts and Entertainment, Revolving Door, International , Music, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

A music video with a difference, featuring support group choirs, largely made up of Zimbabweans who are being treated for HIV.

Excerpt from MSF's 'Positive Generation: Voices for an AIDS-free future'

Music makes life easier, wherever you are. In Zimbabwe as well. HIV/AIDS is widespread in this country: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is currently treating over 34,000 patients, including many children and teenagers. Zimbabweans use music to educate people about the virus, to explain to patients and their families that they’re not alone, that treatment can stabilise the illness and that the stigma must be broken. Support group choirs, largely made up of Zimbabweans who are already in t

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