Articles tagged with: Chicago

Attending #HealtheVoices2017: a conference like no other.

published: April, 28, 2017 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Activism, Social Media, Mental Health, Research, International , Living with HIV, Rob Olver - Editor

Rob Olver reports back on attending HealtheVoices17, a conference of online health advocates held in Chicago by Janssen & Janssen.

Attending #HealtheVoices2017: a conference like no other.

I applied, but didn't expect to go. HealtheVoices is a very different sort of conference to any of the others I’ve been to. It’s a conference of online patient health advocates, 105 of them this time, representing different chronic health conditions, HIV being just one. I was already aware of the conference due to PositiveLite.com’s Wayne Bristow and Bob Leahy having attended last year. They’d both had nothing but good to say about the experience and so, thinking, “Why the heck not

Tomorrow I'll be in Chicago at HealtheVoices17!

published: April, 18, 2017 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Activism, Social Media, Conferences, Gay Men, Upcoming Events, Health, International , Living with HIV, Media

#Healthevoices17: a conference for online health advocates.

Tomorrow I'll be in Chicago at HealtheVoices17!

I’m feeling very fortunate and getting pretty excited now because in just two more days I’ll be in Chicago for #HealtheVoices17. #HealtheVoices17 is a conference for online patient advocates. Bloggers who advocate for the rights of people living with a variety of ailments, of which HIV is just one. This year, the conference is proud to host more than 100 attendees from 30 different states in the U.S., as well as Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Taiwan So

A hundred online advocates + HealtheVoices = a hundred champions

published: April, 27, 2016 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Social Media, Conferences, Health, Media, Opinion Pieces, Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow on attending a recent conference for fellow social media health advocates where he felt validated, energized and inspired

A hundred online advocates + HealtheVoices = a hundred champions

We are survivors of a chronic disease or caregivers, moms, dads, sisters or brothers affected by it. We are 100 activists with a huge connection - we are online health writers and bloggers. Many of us have never met. But thanks to the recent HealtheVoices conference in Chicago earlier this month we are connected.  Now, I’ve been to plenty of workshops, seminars, and conferences over the past five years, full of powerpoint presentations, professional speakers and very busy agendas full of r

Social media news: Bloggers increasing their influence in the health sector says big pharma

published: April, 20, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, Conferences, Health, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Editor Bob Leahy was in Chicago for HealthEVoices 2016, a summit for top online health advocates to share and learn. Here is his photo report.

Social media news: Bloggers increasing their influence in the health sector says big pharma

Prominent social media health advocates and bloggers from across North America heard just how valued their contributions are at a Chicago conference last week. The event, HealtheVoices16, is the second such annual event organized by Jannsen Pharmaceuticals. I and PositiveLite.com social media guy/contributor Wayne Bristow were among those invited to attend.  I’m required to say here that Jannsen covered my travel and other expenses and that all views here are my own. And yet not. I think

It’s all about me, me, me – or is it?

published: March, 30, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, Activism, Conferences, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy on blogging and putting yourself out there on the internet – a great idea but he says it’s important to know why you are doing it and what you would like to achieve

It’s all about me, me, me – or is it?

Putting a face to HIV isn’t for everyone – but legions now do it, and doing it well. The reasons we do so are both varied and complex. For some it’s about overcoming barriers. Isn’t HIV a stigmatizing condition, after all, that many associate with shame and a secret life? And aren’t private lives meant to be private? And why are our views, if we express them, more worth sharing than those of the average poz man or woman? What makes us so dammed special?  I think the answer is “no

Video: Methtacular! The addictive musical comedy

published: September, 10, 2014 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Performances, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Mark S. King

Mark S. King reports on the Chicago premiere of Methtacular!, an autobiographical one-man show in which the star leads us through his descent into drug addiction through music, comedy, and even a game show.

Video: Methtacular! The addictive musical comedy

It is no secret that I am a crystal meth addict in recovery. But writing about it, at least in the often humorous style for which my blog is known, escapes me. My process of recovery feels too precious, too personal, and yes, even too delicate.  So it was with some skepticism that I recently attended the Chicago premiere of Methtacular!, an autobiographical one-man show in which the star leads us through his descent into drug addiction through music, comedy, and even a game show segment usin

Episcopal priest and CEO of Chicago House shares his PrEP experience

published: August, 11, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Lifestyle, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Chicago’s Stan J. Sloan says “it took me over a year post “FDA Approval” of PrEP to think through that “condoms are great and always work…until that experience where they don’t.”

Episcopal priest and CEO of Chicago House shares his PrEP experience

This article originally appeared on the website of MyPrEPExperience here.   I’m not hip enough to tweet, and this is my first experience blogging, but I’m Stan J Sloan, an Episcopal Priest and the CEO of Chicago House, and this is my PrEP experience. Chicago House was the first provider of AIDS Housing in the Midwest, and I am in my 14th year as CEO. I have heard about PrEP and PEP since they first surfaced, but somehow I didn’t begin my PrEP regimen until about nine months ago. Aft