Articles tagged with: Josh Robbins

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

The science-based U=U message is everywhere - but some aren’t biting.

published: December, 12, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Features and Interviews, Health, International , Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy: Are organizations passing up on the chance to end HIV stigma and inform people living with HIV who are durably undetectable that they can’t transmit the virus? What people are saying

The science-based U=U message is everywhere - but some aren’t biting.

The images accompanying this article are from campaigns around the world informing people living with HIV that if their viral load is durably suppressed, they can not transmit the virus to others. There were no Canadian images used because no such campaigns exist in Canada.  It’s getting heated People living with HIV have never played a greater part in designing and implementing prevention messaging. In just a few months, the U = U message from the Prevention Access Campaign, arguably the

The gay dating (sex) app Grindr is surveying some users about offering a filter to help stigmatize and serosort HIV positive identifying users. Wha?

published: July, 18, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality

"Should Grindr allow users to filter out those that admit to living with HIV?" asks Josh Robbins

The gay dating (sex) app Grindr is surveying some users about offering a filter to help stigmatize and serosort HIV positive identifying users. Wha?

This article previously appeared on Josh's own blog, I'm Still Josh, here. This morning after I woke up and finished reading through my morning newsfeed on Facebook and read the “what you missed” best Tweets, I tapped the orange and white skull icon on my phone. It was time to read my missed messages on Grindr from overnight. As soon as the (miracle) screen loaded, Grindr asked me to complete a survey. I hate surveys but I tapped ‘ok.’ The questions that were asked all primarily rev

PositiveLite.com named Best Canadian HIV website

published: December, 18, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Social Media, Media, Bob Leahy - Publisher

We won! PositiveLite.com was the only Canadian name honoured in the HIV Influencers’ Awards announced by Healthline on World AIDS Day.

PositiveLite.com named Best Canadian HIV website

This feels like such a big deal. And it is. PositiveLite.com has a fairly short history.  A creation of Brian Finch that debuted quietly almost exactly four years ago, it now, it seems, rubs shoulders with the best of them. It remains independent and entirely volunteer driven: we are a small but dedicated team, all people living with HIV here – and we exist – no, we thrive with no government funding of any kind. This award from Heathline.com – a huge US-based health information provi

Exposed, part two

published: November, 13, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

In the second part of this feature we hear more from the man who unknowingly infected guest contributor Josh Robbins, of imstilljosh.com

Exposed, part two

Foreword from Josh Robbins It has been a year-in-the-making really, that I would have the opportunity to feature the thoughts and feelings of the guy that unknowingly and unintentionally exposed me to HIV on December 18, 2011. This opportunity was not requested or received lightly, as the privacy and dignity of this gentleman remains extremely important to me. However, nearly two years later, I believe this is an important part of the larger story to share and an opportunity for us all to fin

Exposed, part one

published: November, 06, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Ever unique, guest contributor Josh Robbins contributes an article from the man who unintentionally and unknowingly gave him HIV two years ago

Exposed, part one

Foreword from Josh Robbins, of imstilljosh.com:  I am truly humbled and excited to be able to feature a guest blog, although anonymous, from the guy that unintentionally and unknowingly exposed me to HIV on December 18, 2011. Since I started this blog and also shared my YouTube video that has good and not-so-nice comments on it, I have wanted to share the story of this brave guy. WHY SHARE HIS STORY, you wonder? After living with HIV for just about two years, the 2nd most common question I

Newly living with HIV, Josh Robbins is "Still Josh" -- and still an advocate: part three

published: April, 23, 2013 Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Youth, Newly Diagnosed, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

The third and final part of an interview with young AIDS activist Josh Robbins who famously captured receiving his positive tests results on a tape published on YouTube.

 Newly living with HIV, Josh Robbins is

This article from This Positive Life by Warren Tong first appeared on TheBody.com here. How did you find your HIV physician? The vaccine program that I've been talking about at Vanderbilt, they're really connected with Nashville CARES. As a small business owner, I'd really supported all the events that the organization does every year; I've always been involved in that. I didn't ever think that I'd be a client. I went over there, and they gave me a list of people; and then I just called aro

Newly living with HIV, Josh Robbins Is "Still Josh" -- and still an advocate: part two

published: April, 16, 2013 Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Youth, Newly Diagnosed, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

The second part of an interview with young AIDS activist Josh Robbins who famously captured receiving his positive tests results on a tape published on YouTube

Newly living with HIV, Josh Robbins Is

This article from This Positive Life by Warren Tong first appeared on TheBody.com here. How do you start the conversation with somebody when you're disclosing to them? Well, for me, it's actually been pretty easy. Because I don't know if I copped out. I mean, I posted it on Facebook, and I have a blog. The blog is now at almost 15,000 views. Then being on the cover of the magazine here, locally. Everyone here, as far as the gays in town, they're all aware. I guess some of them are probably t

Newly living With HIV, Josh Robbins Is "Still Josh" -- and still an advocate: part one

published: April, 09, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Youth, Newly Diagnosed, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

The first part of an interview with young AIDS activist Josh Robbins who famously captured receiving his positive tests results on a tape published on YouTube.

Newly living With HIV, Josh Robbins Is

This article from This Positive Life by Warren Tong first appeared on TheBody.com here.  Josh Robbins was already an HIV advocate in Nashville, Tenn., when he was himself diagnosed with HIV in January 2012. He'd supported local HIV organizations' events as a small-business owner, and was even part of an HIV vaccine study. Then a brief unprotected sexual encounter put him on the other side of his advocacy activities. "I needed some of those services that Nashville CARES has provided, that I h

My Story: Taking Stock of Life Six Months After HIV Diagnosis

published: August, 09, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

We catch up with guest author Josh Robbins, the extraordinary young man from Nashville who shared the moment of getting his (positive) test results on video on the worldwide web.

My Story: Taking Stock of Life Six Months After HIV Diagnosis

 About going public with his HIV diagnosis, Josh Robbins says, "This isn’t brave. It’s exactly right for me." (Photo: Melanie Shelley) Over the past several months since starting this blog, I’ve experienced tons of different things… tons of emotions, really. I’ve cried out to God asking “Why me?” and had to look in the mirror and realize I made a choice that had a consequence on December 18, 2011. I’ve looked my family in the face and told the truth. I’ve called the person