Articles tagged with: poz

Spotlight on Criminalization Part One

published: December, 09, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Legal, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Two takes: HIV is Not a Crime - a Film by Sean Strub, and audio from Waterstone’s Gower Street AIDS Week Panel Discussion “Intimacy and Responsibility: The Criminalization of HIV Transmission”

Spotlight on Criminalization Part One

In his blog on POZ  Sean Strub introduces his film (see below) thus: "here is a brief trailer from the documentary I am making about HIV criminalization. Long road ahead--and lots of funding needed--but this is a good start and helps people interested understand the critical issues at stake". Strub has said of the film “I felt it important that the voices of those who have gone through such prosecutions be heard, It is one of the most extreme manifestations of stigma,” he continues,

Positive Living Society of B.C. : SUITS Gay Poz Working Men's Dinner Group

published: September, 08, 2011 Categories // Contributors, Upcoming Events, Events, Events

WOK around China Town: September 26, 5:30 - 8:30 Dinner at 6 pm.

Positive Living Society of B.C. : SUITS Gay Poz Working Men's Dinner Group

WOK around China Town: September 26, 5:30 - 8:30 Dinner at 6 pm.

Sex Toy Story

published: August, 13, 2011 Categories // Sex and Sexuality , Guest Authors

A fascinating new U.S.survey reveals that HIV-positive men who have sex with men lead vibrant, and sometimes vibrating, sex lives.

Sex Toy Story

This news article by Trenton Straub firrst appeared in POZ on-line August 4, 2011. It’s not every day that we come across HIV-related research that explores health-promoting sexual behaviors. So when we came across the article “USA Study of Sex Toy Use by HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Other Men: Implications for Sexual Health” in the International Journal of STD & AIDS, we wanted to know more. Conducted by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University in collabora

Blood And Ink: HIV And Tattooing

published: July, 08, 2011 Categories // Living with HIV

Michael Burtch: “If there is one thing I hate, it’s people wearing Ed Hardy Wear with no visible tattoos. And if there is one question I’ve come to loath, it’s “What do your tattoos mean?””

It’s usually the sign that the person who is asking is one of the 76% of Canadian’s who are not tattooed. A cultural tourist. And yet, I’ve started to ask my poz friends with tattoos a similar question. What does it mean that the HIV+ are over represented in tattoo culture? For many, the tattoo is a metaphor of difference, and history and popular culture have long associated  the tattoo with danger, two concepts familiar to any HIV+ person.  The permanence of tattoos and the pe

Talking to Christopher Wilson & his play, "Living with Henry"

published: June, 28, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Features and Interviews, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy interviews the poz playwright bringing Living with Henry, a new musical drama that explores living with HIV in 2011, to Toronto’s Fringe Festival

Talking to Christopher Wilson & his play,

Bob Leahy: You've written a play - a musical  - called Living with Henry. I know it's about living with HIV today.  I don't think many people are telling that story. Tell me why you wanted to tackle that subject in 2011? Christopher Wilson: This piece importantly frames HIV as a chronic illness, rather than a death sentence - following the AIDS epidemic in the 80's and 90's.  It however explores the very real challenges inherent in living with HIV - including disclosure issues,

Coping - or not - with stress.

published: June, 28, 2011 Categories // Health

Viral Load Warrior asks “Do you ever have those days when you want to just crawl under the bedcovers and hold a pity party for one?”

Lately, I’ve been feeling more stressed than usual. Life has changed a lot over the past couple of years and the effort and knockbacks involved in getting it back on track are starting to frustrate the hell out of me. In addition to that, I’m dealing with some other problems, including a close relative who is very ill. I called my dad who responded with, ‘Things could be worse’, which I have since added to my growing list of ‘Most useless things people have ever said to me’. N

Paul and Kelly Gallegos talk to PositiveLite

published: June, 15, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Features and Interviews, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Our California hero Paul Gallegos - the poz guy who stands in the sun with a sign promoting HIV testing – is back, this time with his wife Kelley, and they're talking to Bob Leahy about how this particular sero-discordant couple works.

Paul and Kelly Gallegos talk to PositiveLite

Paul Gallegos has been featured here twice before. The first time he talked about his HIV prevention work, standing at busy intersections in Palm Springs, California with a home-made sign urging people to get tested. You can read that interview here. In his second interview with PositiveLite, Paul talked frankly and honestly about life in prison and what it feels like to be an HIV-positive inmate. Today he brings his wife Kelley in to the pictrtue. Kelley is HIV-negative and they have had two

Good news (I think) for relieving that hurting feeling from peripheral neuropathy- affected feet

published: June, 01, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Health, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy checks out Dr Scholl’s Foot Mapping Technology and Custom Fit Orthotic Inserts

Good news (I think) for relieving that hurting feeling from peripheral neuropathy- affected feet

So regular readers will know my feet are a mess, the product of peripheral neuropathy caused perhaps by the prescribed drugs I take or have taken, perhaps by HIV itself. I’ve recounted here more than once how this side-effect induced pain in the feet has advanced so that it's hard to get it under control. Firstly my healthcare team has withdrawn Truvada from my five-drug combo and secondly they have added Gabapentin to the mix. For my part, I have invested in New Balance

Of Truvada, Neuropathy and the state of Health Care in Canada today.

published: May, 30, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Health, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy continues the saga of his ouchy feet, with stops on the way for talking about drug regimes. proactive doctors and a report card on how the health care system treats this particular HIVer.

Of Truvada, Neuropathy and the state of Health Care in Canada today.

Something very unusual happened to me yesterday. I got a phone call out of the blue from Dr No-Bedside-Manner’s office. (Attentive readers will remember me writing about my experience with Dr NBM here. ) He's my HIV specialist at the Toronto Positive Care Clinic that looks after me. Actually it was earnest young pharmacist (EYP) placing the call – he works with Dr NBM and had been talking to him - with a suggestion that I drop Truvada from my regime. The reason? It’s potentially contribu

Money and Your Health

published: May, 27, 2011 Categories // Finances, Health

Something we seldom discuss:Devan Nambiar introducess Financial Advisor Mark Sampson, who talks about the connection between heath and personal finances, and how you can work on improving both.

When we talk of health in the HIV community, seldom do we think of financial health. What is our financial health? Are we living day to day on credit? Is the bank account often in the red zone? I have presented at many HIV workshops on food security and I hear over and over again of people living with HIV struggling to get by on their fixed income and/or long term disability income. While AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) have limited financial resources to assist, many HIVers end up fending f

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