Articles tagged with: AIDS

Video Post: Fitness stud Nelson Vergel raids Mark S. King's fridge.

published: February, 26, 2011 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Food, Nutrition and Recipes, Fitness and Exercise, Features and Interviews, Health, Mark S. King

"Nelson Vergel is not impressed with my refrigerator. Sure, it has double doors and a freezer drawer, but he’s criticizing almost every damn thing inside it. Most of the items say “low fat” or “sugar free,” but he claims it’s all a terrible lie."

Video Post: Fitness stud Nelson Vergel raids Mark S. King's fridge.

Letting the HIV fitness and nutrition expert  take over my kitchen seemed like a good idea at the time. I turned fifty over the holidays (after living with HIV for over half my life, I’m ancient in AIDS years), and my body is… changing. I need to pull myself together. I did quit smoking a year ago – perhaps my greatest health achievement, aside from getting clean and sober – but while resting on my laurels, my laurels got hungry. Today, I’m hauling at least twenty extra pounds.

Media Whore

published: February, 25, 2011 Categories // Media, Opinion Pieces

PositiveLite blogger Michael Burtch attracts fame, controversy and men, although not necessarily in that order

                         I’ve already written about the 116, 000 people who read my piece about Criminalization in the newspapers Xtra Vancouver and Toronto back in November. (Editors note: prior to being picked up by Xtra that piece previously appeared on PositiveLite here with a follow-up post here.) What I haven’t shared yet is all the negative reactions I received from service providers! One Executive Director from another AIDS Service Organization who shall remai

Sitting pretty - facial wasting (lipoatrophy) and what some HIVers are doing about it

published: February, 19, 2011 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Health, Treatment, Mark S. King

Mark S. King shows us the way in a reprise of two video posts demonstrating treatment with facial fillers to counteract the effects of lipoatrophy. Does it work? You be the judge.

Sitting pretty - facial wasting (lipoatrophy) and what some HIVers are doing about it

Treating My Facial Wasting is the first video below. After dealing with facial lipoatrophy (wasting) and seeing it so evident in my videos, I decided to do something about it by visiting Dr. Gerald Pierone in Vero Beach, FL and being treated with injections of facial fillers. Facial wasting and fat displacement are common side effects of both HIV infection and the medications used to treat it (originally appeared on The Body, March 25, 2009) Treating My Facial Wasting: An Update is the second

Winning a car on The Price is Right

published: February, 13, 2011 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Television, Mark S. King

Mark S. King says “Come on down" memory lane as he recounts the tale of how we won a car on THAT game show, and he has the video to prove it!

Winning a car on The Price is Right

 When I was nineteen years old, I vacationed to Los Angeles and won a car on “The Price is Right.” In the following years, if I really liked you and wanted to impress you — or give you a small, wacky glimpse of my life — then at some juncture I’d say “So hey, have you ever been to Los Angeles?” Or, “Did I ever tell you about the car?” It was a long time ago. Thirty years. I have a videotape of the entire episode (see below for an excerpt) and it gets trotted out and view

Taking the AIDS out of HIV? Is it time? Reflections on an Xtra.ca article

published: February, 04, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Opinion Pieces, Brian Finch

The Xtra byline “AIDS groups remove 'AIDS' from their names HIV/AIDS / Distancing themselves from the stigma.” says it all.

Taking the AIDS out of HIV? Is it time? Reflections on an Xtra.ca article

Thanks to fellow  blogger Bob Leahy, this hot topic came my way, which I thought was perfect for a discussion here. What's this about? The Xtra byline “AIDS groups remove 'AIDS' from their names HIV/AIDS: Distancing themselves from the stigma.” says it all. There has been a trend for a little while now towards reassessing the use of "AIDS" in the names of AIDS service organizations. The rational, stated in the by-line, is that stigma drives away potential clients/consumer or what

Upcoming Events (le français suit)

published: January, 31, 2011 Categories // CATIE, Events, Upcoming Events, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

(le français suit)

Ontario Gay Men’s Health Summit Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance February 9 – 11, 2011 Toronto, ON More details here...   First Annual APHA Forum Renewing Our Response/Red Road HIV/AIDS Network March 28 – 29, 2011 Vancouver, BC   2011 Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research – CAHR’s 20th Annual Conference Canadian Association of HIV Research April 14 – 17, 2011
Toronto, ON More details here...   Québec Regional Conference CATIE and COCQ SIDA May 13 – 14, 2011 Montre

Five Things About HIV (They’re Not Telling You)

published: January, 20, 2011 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Mark S. King

Mark S. King is no stranger to blogging. In fact this is his 100th post over on his own well known website My Fabulous Disease. PositiveLite extends a huge and warm welcome to Florida-based Mark . .

Five Things About HIV (They’re Not Telling You)

 . . who will be featured regularly on PositiveLite. We will be showcasing some of his newer posts, like today’s, and also some gems – and there are a lot of them - from his back catalogue. Read Mark’s bio here. If you like what you see here, and we have a feeling you will, please head right on over to My Fabulous Disease and enter a world quite like no other. Believe me, you’re in for a treat. Mark is often funny and irreverent, a trait he shares with PositiveLite.com, but he als

The Most Effective Anti–Cholesterol Drugs

published: January, 19, 2011 Categories // General Health, Health, Treatment

Devan Nambiar tells us HIVers how to have healthy cardio-vascular systems

High cholesterol and an increase in triglyceride level (fat in the blood) is a concern for many poz folks. Cardiovascular disease is a high risk factor for HIVers too. Many factors can cause an increase in cholesterol and triglycerides, including HIV infection. High cholesterol and triglyceride levels are treated with statin drugs, such as Lipitor (atorvastatin), Pravachol ( pravastatin) and Crestor (rosuvastatin). The statin drugs help to decrease bad cholesterol (LDL), increase good choleste

2011: When being called a freak is a compliment

published: January, 10, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Opinion Pieces, Brian Finch

It wasn’t that long ago someone said to me, “And I just thought you were weird.”

There has been many a time when I think, “God people just don’t get me…”    It wasn’t that long ago someone said to me “And I just thought you were weird.” Over time I’ve learned to embrace these kinds of descriptions. Being a freak is actually “in”, with Lady Gaga as the newly-minted spokesperson for the freaks, the outsiders, and pretty much anyone who feels disenfranchised. My guess is that there are a lot of people who feel they are always on the outside

All New Practical Guide to HIV Drug Treatment/Tout beau, tout nouveau, le dernier Guide pratique du traitement antirétroviral

published: January, 04, 2011 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment

All New Practical Guide to HIV Drug Treatment

All New Practical Guide to HIV Drug Treatment/Tout beau, tout nouveau, le dernier Guide pratique du traitement antirétroviral

All New Practical Guide to HIV Drug Treatment (le français suit) Happy New Year to all you readers of PositiveLite.com! May 2011 be full of health and happiness (and a good adventure or two—we all need adventures).  As Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information, CATIE can certainly help you with the first one—health, so get in touch  whenever you have a question about HIV or hepatitis C. We’re starting the year with a bang as big as a firecracker: Our all new Pract

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