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Bob Leahy interviews HIV-positive Olympic medal winner Ji Wallace.

published: October, 25, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Current Affairs, Newly Diagnosed, Fitness and Exercise, Features and Interviews, International , Living with HIV, Media, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bouncing right back. Australian Ji Wallace announced he was HIV+ just this year. Bob Leahy talks with him about being gay, coming out of two closets, HIV stigma, the ENUF campaign he is a spokesperson for – and what he thinks of Canada.

Bob Leahy interviews HIV-positive Olympic medal winner Ji Wallace.

Ji Wallace is an Australian gymnast and Olympic trampoline silver medalist. Earlier in his career Ji Wallace won many Australian national and international titles in all four Trampoline Sports disciplines. Ji made his major international breakthrough in 1996 by winning gold in the DMT (double mini trampoline) discipline at the 19th World Championships in Vancouver. Ji competed in the Individual Trampoline event at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney winning a Silver Medal. In 2002, he came o

527,040 minutes (Seasons of Love)

published: October, 18, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Newly Diagnosed, International , Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

Guest post from Ako Poz, the pen name of a young man from Manila in the Philipinnes about how he came to learn he was HIV-positive just a year ago - and what has happened since.

527,040 minutes (Seasons of Love)

Rent is one of my favorite musicals of all-time. I've been listening to its music from time to time. And of course, who doesn't know its most popular song, “Seasons of Love”? It's very catchy and has a very clear message, "How do you measure a year?" This song has had a huge impact on me. Exactly a year ago, five hundred twenty seven and forty minutes (it's a leap year), I got my confirmatory result. I had received a text message from the QC Bernardo Social Hygiene Clinic telling me that

Leadership Awards recognize excellence.

published: October, 10, 2012 Written by // Louis "Kengi" Carr - L.A. Correspondent Categories // Activism, Community Events, Events, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Louis "Kengi" Carr

Kengi: “Recently Leadership Awards were handed out by the Los Angeles Women’s Task Force on HIV to women here in Los Angeles that do outstanding work in the field of HIV.” Here’s his report

Leadership Awards recognize excellence.

I was on hand to support my childhood friend Michelle Simek who is the Bilingual AIDS Treatment Educator at AIDS Project Los Angeles. I also had the added bonus of seeing people I admire and respect also get awards.  At the very last minute, or as church folks say “late in the midnight hour”, I was asked to photograph the event. The event was held at the Congo Room at LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. The Congo Room came on the social scene in 1998 and quickly earned the reputation as “

Pinoy Positive’s story – Part two

published: October, 08, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, International , Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Population Specific

The story continues of a career interrupted. A young Philipinno man gets an HIV-positive diagnosis just before he is to leave the country to work abroad. What happens next?

Pinoy Positive’s story – Part two

I am Pinoy Positive, a young man from the Philippines living with HIV. Aside from running the halls of the hospital for more than 3 years as an ICU nurse, I also run half-marathons in road and trail races. I was diagnosed March 2012 just as my career in the healthcare industry was about to take off. I was set to work abroad, but HIV did not permit me to do so. I can be reached through the following sites: Twitter: @PinoyPositive Facebook: www.facebook.com/pinoy.positive.  Personal blo

Hands up

published: October, 04, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, International AIDS Conference , Activism, Arts and Entertainment, Conferences, Youth, International , Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

YAHAnet pulls of an impressive show of hands at IAS 2012 and follows it up with a lively virtual exhibit.

Hands up

The photo mosaic above (created by the YAHAnet team using AndreaMosaic) is made up of all the scanned hand photo messages of the people who participated in this project at the IAS 2012 YAHAnet booth! What do the hands of 313 people visiting Washington DC tell you?  A lot if they were visitors to the YAHAnet booth at the International AIDS Society's conference in July 2012. But you don’t have to have been there to see the evidence, because the good folks at YAHAnet brought it all h

Pinoy Positive’s Story

published: September, 17, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Youth, International , Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Population Specific

A young man from the Philipinnes, on the eve of a new life, was recently diagnosed with HIV. Here is the first part of his story.

Pinoy Positive’s Story

I am Pinoy Positive, a young man from the Philippines living with HIV. Aside from running the halls of the hospital for more than 3 years as an ICU nurse, I also run half-marathons in road and trail races. I was diagnosed March 2012 just as my career in the healthcare industry was about to take off. I was set to work abroad, but HIV did not permit me to do so. In January of this year, I was informed by my manager in the hospital that she would process my promotion as assistant nurse unit mana

Yen Uyir Shakthi - My life is Shakti.

published: September, 11, 2012 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Movies, International , Population Specific

Devan Nambiar with a Tamil short film on same sex marriage. A love story!

I love this beautiful short video (5 mins).  Very simple and straight from the heart, powerful! The docu-video is about same sex marriage from Chennai, India.  It embraces the cultural nuances of love, commitment, family and acceptance.  It is in Tamil and here is the translation. I will not inform the reader as to the ending as it is an awesome surprise.   Here we go..... Yen Uyir Shakti means – My life is Shakti.  Shakti can be a gender neutral name. Most often Shakti is referred a

Running out of cash

published: September, 07, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Current Affairs, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

PositiveLite.com has been following the fortunes of the Crescent, a UK AIDS Service Organization in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, denied funding by the local authorities. Crescent Head of Operations Iain Murtagh files a report on the latest developments.

Running out of cash

Following a long campaign to reinstate funding the Crescent finally ran out of money to pay our remaining staff at the end of August. Amazingly some have agreed to remain with us to keep the doors open for the members. We are doing this as volunteers for as long as we can, relying on donations to pay the basic operating costs -  gas water and electricity, etc. -   to keep the centre open. We are continuing to campaign against the decision to cut our funding last year without c

The new activism

published: September, 01, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Guest writer Robert James looks at how the whole idea of being an ‘AIDS activist’ has changed in the U.K. in the era of treatment and long life.

The new activism

This article originally appeared in NAM/aidsmap.  Republished with permission. When I decided to do a PhD thesis on how HIV activism has changed in a developed country since the arrival of antiretroviral treatment (ART), I found it was just about the only study of this subject. This article describes a few of the changes I found.  What is an HIV activist? Firstly, what is an activist? Perhaps more than in any other disease area, people with HIV have always been subject to stigma and disc

He’s Back!

published: August, 22, 2012 Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, International , Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Population Specific

Brian the Shochusucker wrote a 13-part story for us on his experience of living with HIV in Japan, after being diagnosed while working there. We caught up with him and asked how he has been doing since. Here is his report

He’s Back!

So what's new Campers? I hope you are all enjoying your summer and staying cool.  I am in Japan, and it's hot and humid on a daily basis. So staying cool is heavy on my mind.   For those of you who may not know me,  I'm known as The ShochuSucker. I wrote a 13-part series on PositiveLite.com that started almost a year ago this September. It was about me and my first year living with HIV. For those of you who followed the story? Good to see you again. Writing the story was an emotional jo

Where new HIV infections come from.

published: August, 17, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Health, Research, International , Sexual Health, Treatment, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

Newly infected individuals sustaining HIV epidemic in Geneva, says research reported by aidsmap

Where new HIV infections come from.

This article by Michael Carter first appeared in NAM/aidsmap.  Republished with permission.  Individuals with recent HIV infection are sustaining the epidemic, a Swiss study published in the online edition of AIDS suggests. The investigators believe that their results further support the use of antiretroviral therapy as prevention, but also show that its impact on the epidemic will be blunted because of the high number of transmissions which can be attributed to individuals who have been re

Greg Louganis video draws AIDS-phobic comments

published: August, 07, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, International , Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Everyone knows who HIV-positive athlete Greg Louganis is. But what kind of comments did his appearance on CNN draw last week - and what do they say about the state of AIDS in 2012. Bob Leahy reports.

Greg Louganis video draws AIDS-phobic comments

This interview  - you can see it below - appeared on CNN last week. Louganis comes across as a really nice, easy-going guy who is open about his gay/HIV-positive status. What’s interesting  are  the comments on YouTube this video has garnered. I’ve reproduced some of them below also. Our own (HIV) community can't be held responsible for shaping the discourse on HIV/AIDS, however hard we try  If we were, we would have failed miserably, if the following is indeed h

On Being in Washington

published: July, 27, 2012 Categories // Activism, International AIDS Conference , Conferences, International , Opinion Pieces

Megan DePutter is in Washington for IAS 2012, and files a report on what it feels like to be there – and Obama’s absence.

On Being in Washington

When I arrived in Washington, the presence of AIDS 2012 was everywhere. Volunteers were at the airport to greet us and even the immigration security knew why were there. “You here for the conference? Go ahead.” Advertising covers the walls of the airport and subway system; posters addressing AIDS are everywhere. There are Condom and HIV testing Campaigns. Pharmaceutical companies advertising HIV medications. The Ford Foundation practically papered the walls of the major metro stations. And

Crime And Punishment.: An International Disclosure Dilemma

published: July, 26, 2012 Categories // International , Legal, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Dave R writes...Is the current argument over the fairness of HIV disclosure laws a worldwide issue? Is the law then an ass...or just the lawmakers?

Crime And Punishment.: An International Disclosure Dilemma

There are times when many people outside the United States and Canada, experience National Enquirer levels of disbelief at what’s goes on in parts of North America in the field of sexual behaviour and politics. The current criminalisation of people with HIV who fail to tell their partners of their status is just such a moment in time. The sex may be safe and the viral load may be undetectable but you can still be charged with using your body and your virus as a murder, or assault weapon, if

Mountain Monkeys

published: July, 24, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Features and Interviews, International , Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

London poz guy Trey McCrary and his husband Cllr Philip Glanville are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa at 19,341 feet. It’s for a very good cause But they’ve never climbed a mountain before!

Mountain Monkeys

Bob Leahy: Trey, thank you for telling your story to PositiveLite.com.  Now you're climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.  That’s Africa tallest peak at 5,895 metres (or 19,341 feet). That’s an impressive feat, but more so for someone living with HIV. I’ve been reading your blog and I don’t see any mention of any previous climbing experience, am I right? Trey McCrary: Oh god yes. The biggest mountain I have ever climbed would be the hills in between port wine houses in Portugal earlier this ye

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