Articles tagged with: YouTube

Brian used to smoke. He doesn’t now.

published: August, 11, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Health, Smoking Cessation , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy on new initiatives in the US to convince people living with HIV that smoking and HIV just don’t mix and why if you want to stay healthy, you should quit.

Brian used to smoke. He doesn’t now.

Some say that personal testimony is the best persuader of all. Certainly the HIV community has used the technique for years, sending people living with HIV out in the community to talk to others about the experience of living with HIV. Sometimes it’s intended as a deterrent to others to go down that path, although I’ve always preferred an approach which stresses our normality and encourages others to talk openly about HIV. (I never liked to be thought of as "Exhibit A" though.)  We’ve

I am negative, I am positive

published: April, 29, 2014 Categories // Activism, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

A new campaign called My Status Is Not A Secret seeks to humanize the experience of those affected and infected by HIV while stressing the importance of knowing your status

I am negative, I am positive

My Status Is Not A Secret was born out of a shared desire between the producers Column Five and AIDS/LifeCycle participant Parker Trewin to foster meaningful dialogue and give voice to the diverse stories related to a disease that affects everyone.  “If people are going to be motivated to get tested and, if needed, get treatment, we need to bring conversations about HIV/AIDS out of the dark and into the light,” Trewin says. After living with HIV for 10 years, Trewin only recently came ou

Can a video game help reduce sexual risk behaviour?

published: March, 12, 2014 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Social Media, OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Conferences, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, International , Media, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

The OHTN interviewed John Christensen who develops video games and digital media applications for health at the 2013 Ontario HIV Treatennt Network Research Conference to find out.

Can a video game help reduce sexual risk behaviour?

At the 2013 OHTN Research Conference, John gave a presentation on the use of interactive digital media such as video games, virtual reality and mobile apps to reduce sexual risk-taking. He discussed the use of virtual worlds which he compared to the Choose Your Own Adventure book series from the 1980s. These virtual spaces simulate real-world environments and encourage users to make smart, healthy choices to mitigate risk.     John received a PhD in social psychology from the University of

I am HIV-positive

published: February, 06, 2014 Written by // Joshua Middleton Categories // Newly Diagnosed, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Joshua Middleton

Straight poz guy Joshua Middleton with a video blog telling the story of his diagnosis

I am HIV-positive

This is my story of my diagnosis with HIV. It has not been an easy road however I am making the best of it and living life to the fullest. Please educate yourself about this virus, know your status, and Always Protect yourself. It is no longer a death sentence however it is a life sentence. If you have any questions regarding HIV/AIDS feel free to contact me or check me out at any of the links below. http://www.facebook.com/pozitivehope http://www.youtube.com/pozitivehope1 This email addre

Wear a fucking condom!!!!

published: November, 18, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Performances, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Here’s a winning YouTube video from a likeable young Vlogger who cites rising HIV rates in making the case for condom use in gay men

Wear a fucking condom!!!!

Going viral (?) Says the Huffington Post “When vlogger J. Merridew learned that HIV rates are on the rise among gay men, he felt compelled to address to issue using his YouTube account. "I had no clue that HIV/AIDS has been on the rise in the gay community for the past few years," he states in the video's description. "I thought it was decreasing over time. This is our community! Let's get our act together!"” In a climate where condom use is on the decline and where the views of bareback

Smart and sexy video: it's about knowing your status

published: November, 11, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Movies, Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From Impulse Group and The Advisorie, comes this artistic and educational short, a sexy portrayal of a couple taking the next step in their relationship, and the influence that knowledge, communication and compassion has on their deeper connection.

Smart and sexy video: it's about knowing your status

Why not know? Why not ask? Why not tell? Impulse Group teamed up with Tastemaker, John Saint-Denis of the Advisorie Group, (www.advisorie.com); Producer, Chris Rallo; and Director, Nino Mancuso; known for their artistic digital short films that bring story to life. This short highlights the journey from a break-up to knowing one's HIV status to communicating that status. And of course, love and compassion prevail. Parker, played by Kyle Heinen, finds that love in his unlikely nerdy co-worker

Videos we like

published: August, 02, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Social Media, Youth, Health, Treatment, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Two new short films made for youth by HIV+adolescents pack a punch with calls for understanding of the importance of treatment and the challenges posed by disclosure

Videos we like

Happily ever after Key messages: Don’t give up; happiness is easier to swallow The closest thing to living without HIV is the treatmnet that gives us a happily ever after Spread the word, not the virus Description: The advances in treatment of HIV allows positive people to live normal lives full of all that life has to offer including love, children, quality of life and hope. A group of HIV+ adolescents made this video to encourage other HIV+ people to consider the value of taking t

“Homophobia in Country Music” part two. Is Steve Grand the changer?

published: July, 19, 2013 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Music, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow on the phenomenon that is gay country singer Steve Grand and whether he will change the face of country music in America.

“Homophobia in Country Music” part two. Is Steve Grand the changer?

When I first saw the Steve Grand video All-American Boy (see below) I thought it was good and posted it on the PositiveLite.com Facebook page. I figured it would get shared and I would be done with it. Then I watched how the video was taking off on YouTube. When I saw what everyone was saying about it, I felt compelled to chime in. My thinking is, with all the changes in the United States on equality and same sex marriage, will this video change the country music industry? His name is Steve G

The PositiveLite.com Pride Toronto video report, 2013 edition

published: July, 08, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Pride, Events, Features and Interviews, Bob Leahy - Publisher

The PositiveLite.com crew were on the street for Pride Toronto last week. In this video, publisher John McCullagh (with videographer Guy McLoughlin) speaks to some of the participants and partygoers

The PositiveLite.com Pride Toronto video report,  2013 edition

We talk to Toronto PWA Foundation, LBTQ Youth Line, World Pride, Unlearn.com, Downtown Swim Club, the Canadian AIDS Society and more.  Lots of parade footage too! For more PositiveLite.com Pride Toronto 20103 coverage, including lots of photos of the parade, go here.  

Flashback: Diana Ross in Central Park

published: July, 03, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Performances, Music, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From TheBody.com, a spectacular video of Diana Ross performing in the rain in Central Park in 1983 brings back memories of the dawn of AIDS in America.

Flashback: Diana Ross in Central Park

This article by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. first appeared on TheBody.com here.   She arrived on the stage covered in colorful braids amid stylized African dancers. Drums played exotic rhythms as she unveiled herself before 800,000 people -- the largest in the history of Central Park. Dressed in a glittering orange suit with billowing fabric, Diana Ross welcomed the cheering masses as an ominous summer storm darkened the sky. She created a magic spell with song and, at one point, implore

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