Articles tagged with: smoking

Why a course on sexual health and dementia

published: January, 31, 2017 Written by // Megan DePutter Categories // Aging, Social Media, As Prevention , Mental Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Events, Sexual Health, International , Treatment, Megan DePutter, Sex and Sexuality

Megan DePutter: "Well-intended concerns about consent and capacity may lead to withholding information or efforts to restrict or manage sexual behaviour in ways that may be inappropriate."

Why a course on sexual health and dementia

Terrence Higgins Trust has partnered with Alzheimer Scotland to offer a course on Sexual Health and Dementia (for course details see bottom of post) in our new Learning Centre. Sexual health needs might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to supporting people with dementia. But sexual health is important for everyone. Here are a few reasons why we at Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland felt it was important to create a course on Sexual Health and Dementia. 1.

Marijuana, masturbation and what’s a lonely man in love with weed, but wanting more, to do?

published: February, 25, 2015 Written by // Matt Levine Categories // Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Matt Levine

Matt Levine says “I love good weed. It makes the hard times easier, the good times better but it also makes my sofa seem like a good substitute for love.”

Marijuana, masturbation and what’s a lonely man in love with weed, but wanting more, to do?

Part one of two Two and a half weeks into a nasty bout with sinusitis and I haven’t smoked pot since I first noticed the snot coming out of my nose and the sputum from my lungs was green like a watered down pea soup. Ugh!  While blessed with great health despite nearly 30 years of HIV, allergies and sinus problems are my Achilles heel.   Even before my enjoyment of smoking weed added to the problem, I always had trouble with allergies and asthma. Yet this challenge of annual summertime

Smoking cessation counselling and treatment during routine HIV care helps patients to quit

published: October, 02, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Research, Health, Revolving Door, Smoking Cessation , Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Research recommends that smoking cessation for people with HIV should be a topic of discussion in any physician-patient contact.

Smoking cessation counselling and treatment during routine HIV care helps patients to quit

This article by Michael Carter was first published in aidsmap.com here.  The provision of smoking cessation counselling and therapy during routine HIV care increases the chances that patients will stop smoking and stay stopped, according to Swiss research published in HIV Medicine. Physicians at the Zurich HIV clinic received training about smoking cessation counselling and the use of medication to help those wanting to quit. Compared to other patients in the Swiss HIV Cohort, people who r

Up in Smoke

published: July, 06, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Smoking Cessation , Living with HIV

CATIE weighs in on smoking with “The ifs, ands or buts of butting out”

Up in Smoke

This article by Andrea Rudd first appeared in The Positive Side, a publication of CATIE,  in 2004. Une version française est disponible ici.    HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED how many HIV positive people smoke? I’m always amazed when I go to events in the community and see people puffing away outside. Don’t they know that smoking kills 45,000 Canadians each year — three times more than car accidents, suicides, murder and AIDS combined?!  I’m not one to judge. As an ex-smoker, I rememb

The non-smoking room

published: June, 26, 2012 Categories // Gay Men, Health, Smoking Cessation , Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Christopher Banks reports on an uncommon program to help gay men stop smoking that has particular relevance for people with HIV who smoke.

One of my favourite episodes of the exquisite British sitcom The Smoking Room is “Quitters”, (see below) where the disparate habitants of the eponymous workplace smoking room have to sit through a patronizing anti-smoking lecture led by a man dressed as a giant cigarette. The product of gay writer Brian Dooley, and starring a host of British comic talent, it showed at its heart that smoking brings people together: even if they all hate each other. At GMFA in London, there’s a different

Love your heart - le français suit

published: February, 15, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health

February’s the month when we undoubtedly think of those who touch our hearts. It’s also a time to reflect on our own hearts. You know, that ever-so-important, intricate organ that keeps us moving every single day.

Love your heart - le français suit

It’s that time of year:  red, heart-shaped decorations abound and commercial messages hint of romance. February’s the month when we undoubtedly think of those who touch our hearts. It’s also a time to reflect on our own hearts. You know, that ever-so-important, intricate organ that keeps us moving every single day. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in this country, and one in three Canadians are affected by heart disease and stroke. There is a growing understanding that HIV c

Sometimes you gotta butt out: ten days later

published: September, 13, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // General Health, Mental Health, Health, Smoking Cessation , Brian Finch

I did like the Italian “Glamour” cigarettes I was smoking. The same as the nelly little ones I smoked in Canada, but with a pretty flower on the filter.

Sometimes you gotta butt out: ten days later

Ten days later: still not smoking. It’s funny, no later than a few hours into quitting smoking did I have my first smoking dream. The antibiotics I was taking were knocking me out that Saturday, so I slept all morning. It’s easy to start the day off not smoking when you’re asleep.  But alas, as I drifted in and out of sleep, I dozed off again and  - bang  - I was right in to a dream having a cigarette. My thoughts were, “What? I’m not supposed to be smoking. Why am I s

Crossroads

published: June, 06, 2011 Categories // Health

Rob Newman in a brutally honest piece about the love he has for his work, his addiction – smoking – and the role both play in his life.

I am a self confessed workaholic; I love my job and everything and everyone about it. Recently a policy regarding not working while you’re sick circulated through the office and I must confess that I took it personally. I am usually not the type of person to see, hear, or read about something and right away think it has anything to directly do with me; but in this case I was convinced that this policy came about because of me. When I am at work, I work. When I am at home, I work. In writing

Smoking Out a Deadly Threat- Part 1 of 3

published: September, 27, 2010 Categories // Health, Smoking Cessation

It is know for its carcinogenic effect. Yet countless million indulge in it , every minutes, on the hour, daily, at break time, upon waking, before bedtime, before, after and in-between sex, and with every breath.

What is in a puff of smoke? It is know for its carcinogenic effect. Yet countless million indulge in it , every minutes, on the hour, daily, at break time, upon waking, before bedtime, before, after and in-between sex, and with every breath. Younger women and men in developing countries have taken up the indulgence.  It after effects impacts others in close proximity and yet we are no closer to minimizing its spread.  Its addiction is said to be as potent as other narcotics includi