Treatment

Dreaming the Impossible – a HIV Cure Is Closer Than Many Think

published: July, 17, 2010 Categories // Health, Treatment

A cure really? For many of us the idea of a cure for HIV/AIDS sounds so foreign –like it is only possible in a different galaxy or a different lifetime.

A cure really? For many of us the idea of a cure for HIV/AIDS sounds so foreign –like it is only possible in a different galaxy or a different lifetime. For the past 14 years since 1996, the birth of HAART, HART or ART –however one chooses to call it, we have been sold the idea that HAART is as good as it gets. New drugs are often the reinvention of another drug, with similar crappy side effects and a few novel drugs have made it to the market. Millions of people are employed in the bu

Micronutrients for Living Well with HIV –Part 1 of 3

published: July, 31, 2010 Categories // Alternative Therapies, Health, Treatment, Vitamins - Supplements

I have been recently presenting workshops on HIV and nutrition. What I have come to understand and acknowledge over the 15 years of speaking on nutrition...

I have been recently presenting workshops on HIV and nutrition. What I have come to understand and acknowledge over the 15 years of speaking on nutrition, many poz persons have not fully integrated nutrition as part of their health regimen. Unfortunately, many staff and volunteers at ASOs/NGOs in Canada or across then world, who work in treatment or outreach with PHAS have minimal knowledge of impact of nutrition on immune system.   As the Vienna Conference is over, with not a single w

Rising Up

published: May, 21, 2010 Categories // Women, Treatment, Guest Authors

I was infected with HIV in 1985 from my fiancé who shot dope as a teen in New York.

Please welcome Vickie Lynn in next in our guest contributor series. This is her first blog post, and I'm thrilled she has joined our PositiveLite.com family.   I was infected with HIV in 1985 from my fiancé who shot dope as a teen in New York. What a gift he gave me. I spent the next few years in a drunken, coked out haze of parties and hangovers. I made a conscious choice; if I was dying (that is what I believed at the time), I was going to go out with a bang. And what a bang I made

420

published: May, 25, 2010 Categories // Alternative Therapies, Legal, Treatment

n light of Bill S-10 in Parliament and the recent raid of Toronto's Cannabis As Living Medicine (CALM) club only six days before by Police, I had expected those mobilizing on Parliament Hill for the annual 420 Protest...

In light of Bill S-10 in Parliament and the recent raid of Toronto's Cannabis As Living Medicine (CALM) club only six days before by Police, I had expected those mobilizing on Parliament Hill for the annual 420 Protest (So named after the Police code for marijuana) to be more politically charged. Instead, as the Parliamentary Peace Tower clock struck 4:20pm, the crowd erupted in cheers, gleefully lit up there joints and laid back in the sun as a fog of pot smoke comically wafted over the

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