Articles tagged with: HIV

When it comes to the arts, why does AIDS = DEATH?

published: February, 02, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which Bob Leahy reports on a beguiling dance/drama Questo Buio Feroce (The Wild Darkness) performed at Harbourfront this past weekend – and ponders how HIV has been portrayed in the arts.

When it comes to the arts, why does AIDS = DEATH?

Too bad it was here for only four days.  But Questo Buio Feroce, a visiting production that was part of Harbourfront’s World Stage series, deserved a wider audience. It’s from an Italian theatre/dance company, Compagnia Pippo Delbino, currently on a world tour, but I’m not seeing any more North American dates. Still, file the name of these people away in your memory banks in case they grace these parts again. They are incredible. We decided to go last Saturday after reading a glowin

Anita Mann’s infamous TV Set Number

published: February, 01, 2011 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Mark S. King

The funniest, most inventive drag performance ever. PositiveLite contributor Mark S. King dons a dress and goes on stage to show how it’s really done.

Anita Mann’s infamous TV Set Number

Set to Nancy Lamott’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” my drag queen alter ego Anita Mann battles herself locked in a TV set in this, her finest hour on stage. This performance was taped at a fund raiser for gay and lesbians in recovery from drugs and alcohol, since Anita (and I) are in recovery from crystal meth addiction. PostiveLite says: Read more about Mark’s struggle with addiction here. This entry originally appeared on Mark”s "other home" - MY FABULOUS DISEASE   B

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

Kathy Griffin: watch your back!

published: January, 31, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment

Danny Miller reveals that he and Anderson Cooper are an item, so "keep your hands off him, Kathy" he says!

So instead of spending New Years Eve in a bar crowded with 200 plus drunk rednecks, I opted to stay in for a quiet evening on the couch with my cat and a nice bottle of vino. I mean the whole point in going out for New Years is to get dressed to the 9's and have a fun night out with close friends, and as most of my close friends were either recovering from the nasty cold bug that has been going around or out of town staying home seemed like a good idea. And like most people who stayed home, I

Movie Review: Somewhere goes Nowhere

published: January, 31, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies

Our intrepid movie critic Louise Binder doesn't like Somewhere. Here's why.

Who cares about the existential angst of a rich hunky movie actor who gets laid by everyone he meets, stays in fabulous hotels and eats and drinks only the best? Not I, Ms. Coppola. Ever heard of Haiti, Pakistan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Ukraine .....? Look them up. The only good line is at the end of the film when his wife tells him to volunteer to cure his depression. Duh. Even watching Stephen Dorff didn’t save this stinker. If you are going somewhere, make it nowhere near a theatre showing this

New 2011 HIV Treatment Guidelines

published: January, 31, 2011 Categories // Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, Treatment

Devan Nambiar looks at recent changes in standards of care for people living with HIV

The US Dept. of Health and Humans Services updated the HIV treatment guidelines in January 2011. The review and clinical updates is conducted twice a year as science understands more of the intricacies of HART and the immune health. What has changed? 1. The guidelines state that CD4 + cells /mm3 only need to be monitored every 6 to 12 months for most HIV positive persons who are successful on HART and does not have another concomitant illness. Concomitant illness such as kidney disease, liver

The Toronto Subway Die In - another round in the fight for Bill C-393

published: January, 30, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Events, Bob Leahy - Publisher

URGENT. Bob Leahy posts a video so hot off the press it's smoking, from activists continuing to fight for affordable access to HIV drugs around the globe. READ NOW

The Toronto Subway Die In - another round in the fight for Bill C-393

The internet is a powerful thing. Below is a video made this morning, edited this afternoon, up on YouTube within hours of the event to highlight the need for the passing of Bill C-393 on January 31. This post, and our quick response, is part of PositiveLite’s continuing coverage of this important issue, most recently here.   Here is what the organizers said about their plans for today . . "A coalition of students and community members will board a subway car and ‘die

Social Media in the Backwoods and Beyond

published: January, 28, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy says “I was going to write about blogging in the context of the HIV community and PositiveLite’s greatest hits, but then I got sidetracked.”

Social Media in the Backwoods and Beyond

There I was sitting in my living room, a plate of chicken curry, naan and samosas on my lap and Jeopardy on the TV. But was I paying attention to them?   Not a chance.  Instead, I was glued to my iPhone where there was livestreaming video of the hugely contentious Pride Toronto AGM that was taking place last night. Nonstop streaming Twitter coverage too. And not only was the meeting amazing entertainment, witnessing the perfect storm of a shipwrecked board of directors

Confidence is Like a College Course

"As my first class of the new semester ended yesterday, I was reminded of something really profound, and don't mind if I get a little Woo Woo here, because that's what I do best."

And you are probably wondering what this has to do with helping you build unstoppable confidence, but if you'll open your mind for a few moments, I promise you it has everything to do with it AND more. How often are you reminded, in one way or another, that you couldn't possibly accomplish your dreams? Especially when it's a dream you were quite passionate about. Like getting your master’s degree or PhD or learning how to meet men in a way where you know exactly what and how to decide i

Get your HANDS off me!!!

published: January, 26, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Opinion Pieces

Last week I had a major attack of HANDS! Not in the classic sense, and by that I mean the backroom of a German gay bar, more in the sense of a stupid moment screwing up my meds in my last post.

Video: Jewel "Hands" Last week I had a major attack of HANDS! Not in the classic sense, and by that I mean the backroom of a German gay bar, more in the sense of a stupid moment screwing up my meds in my last post. Up until the OHTN Research Conference I had never heard of Hands.  While interviewing Stephanie Nixon, howevere, I heard her say HANDS, aka the Poz Brain she referred to in common parlance. This was news to me, but good news in a strange way. Let’s start with the ba

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