Articles tagged with: disclosure

“What do you do for a living?”

published: April, 18, 2012 Categories // Women, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

If you work in the AIDS community is it sometimes easier to lie about what you do? Or just be vague? Megan DePutter reports.

“What do you do for a living?”

Enjoying the nice warm weather we had recently, a colleague and I headed out for an evening beer on a patio.  My colleague informed me that tonight she and her husband would be meeting their new neighbours. “What are you going to tell them you do for a living?” I asked. It’s THE question to ask when you’re meeting someone new.  It is a difficult question for a lot of people to answer. When I was growing up, my father was an independent agricultural market analyst & strategist. T

Google Me

published: August, 10, 2011 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Opinion Pieces, Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow on the dangers of being too “out there” on the internet, if you also value your privacy.

Google Me

Have you ever gone to Google™, typed in your own name to see what comes up? Has anyone tagged you in a picture they have on facebook™ where you were passed out from too much partying on a weekend camping trip? Or maybe they tagged you in a story about attending a baseball game and you were supposed to be at work? Anywhere that required you or someone to use your real name, it becomes a "tag" and that "tag", will lead you to a link on Google that goes to that picture or that story where you

Will you be my valentine?

My dating life is low on my to do list, but I do manage the occasional trip to the coffee bar with an online interest…a

Once again the day that separates the single from the hitched is upon us. I for one will not be venturing out to dine on Feb 14th with anyone in particular; instead I will be hosting a work event. Regardless; there is no one in my life at this time that I would refer to as my valentine. I’m OK with that…really I am…honest! My dating life is low on my to do list, but I do manage the occasional trip to the coffee bar with an online interest…and that’s usually where it ends.  The

HIV Disclosure & Public Life: Just because I tell people, doesn't mean you can

So I have a bee in my bonnet about something and it had me rather confused I must say. I have this friend, a female friend, whom for the purpose if this post will remain nameless...

...as I have SOME tact and decorum, (something she apparently knows nothing about) who, for reasons she has been unable to explain to me, felt the need to disclose my HIV+ status to some random guy she met in a bar when we were out celebrating a mutual friend's birthday this past Saturday night.So there we were, all having a good time, drinking (tonic water with a lime wedge for me, as I quit drinking 23 days ago), dancing, you know the usual. We had all noticed that said “friend” had been

Big news. Manitoba judge makes a landmark decision on what constitutes significant risk.

published: October, 28, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy looks at the latest volley in the criminalization battle, where the rules are changing case by case. Can using condoms and/or having an undetectable viral load make a difference? Read on.

If you’re poz, have unprotected sex and fail to disclose your status to your partner, you’re more likely to be prosecuted here than in any other country. Canada leads the world. It’s a dubious honour but one that sadly, most gay men would probably approve of. The research bears that out. Even most pozzies, it seems, feel there is a place for criminalization to be used to censure risky behaviour, I’m not one of those people. I believe criminalization should be used only in those cases w

Evolution of a Cyber Activist

published: September, 21, 2010 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Guest Authors

I wanted my first blog for Positivelite.com to be about how I got to where I am today. I wasn't always as open about my HIV status. It took me about five years to accept it myself and move forward. I want to take you back about nine years ago.

[Editor's note: Please welcome our latest in guest writers Robert Breining, the creator of Poziam, a social networking site for those who are HIV positive. This is his story, and what I hope will be the first of more appearances on PositiveLite.com]   I can't tell you how many times I'd go to a bathhouse for what I convinced myself was "just for a couple of hours." But then I'd return home tweaked out three days later. I called those times tweakends. All I'd have to do while at the bathhous

Where the true horror story can be found....

published: August, 23, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Brian Finch

This is really the first time that I’ve had a press pass for a non-HIV related event, and if definitely won’t be the last. When representing a website that is written by those who are positive, or allies

After all the horror-gore fright flix I saw last week with a press pass as I’m writing for fab magazine and my site positivelite.com. This is really the first time that I’ve had a press pass for a non-HIV related event, and if definitely won’t be the last.  When representing a website that is written by those who are positive, or allies, but necessarily about being positive I’ve learned that this is where the real kind of work needs to be done. Endlessly I attend events that are f

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