Articles tagged with: personal stories of people living with HIV

Wrapping Up New Orleans

published: October, 05, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Conferences, Events, Travel, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy wraps up the North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit, plus the trials and tribulations of doing the HIV conference circuit plus photos of the lovely city of New Orleans. .

Wrapping Up New Orleans

Conferences in exotic places like New Orleans – and New Orleans is a rather exotic city, at least for North America – are funny things. You want to cover the conference and all it has to offer, but you also want to see the host city. Typically the very full schedules these conferences have limits your ability to do both. This latest one was no exception. Let me just say a few words about HIVers and travel. Conferences like this are accessible to HIVers even from far flung destinations. Sch

I’m missing my good friend - but it could be worse!

published: October, 05, 2011 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow reports in with a tale of a dear friend in distress. He’s worried. We would be too.

I’m missing my good friend - but it could be worse!

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend had a serious accident. We were out one day with some other friends taking some pictures when my friend and I fell into some water. I was able to pull both of us from the water but my friend had taken in som, nad it’s left him broken down and incapacitated. The worst part of it all is that it was my fault, it was my decision to go where we went. I should have paid closer attention. Everything happened so quickly. I should have helped him out of harm's wa

Access Granted 30 Years Later

published: October, 04, 2011 Written by // Louis "Kengi" Carr - L.A. Correspondent Categories // Opinion Pieces, Louis "Kengi" Carr

Kengi applauds the opening of a new Health and Wellness Centre in a Los Angeles neighbourhood that truly needs it.

Access Granted 30 Years Later

June 1, 1981: the first cases of HIV were reported here in both the City and County of Los Angeles. It was the summer before my 7th grade year at Lincoln Jr. High School in Santa Monica. June 1985: the first comprehensive HIV care clinic opened its doors at 1807 East 120th Street in Los Angeles. This clinic opened some five years later towards the end of June, the summer leading into my Jr. year at Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica. For over 25 years Oasis Clinic has been the only prima

Blanc de mémoire

published: October, 04, 2011 Categories // Community Events, Events

“Artistic expression has always played an important role in the HIV/AIDS movement, documenting our losses” says Ken Monteith. In this post he explains how he himself was featured in an innovative Montreal art project.

Blanc de mémoire

This year, to mark the 30th anniversary of the discovery of what would turn out to be HIV/AIDS, artist Marc-André Goulet photographed fifteen actors in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Québec. Each was photographed in a setting of his or her choosing with a mannequin clad in white integrated into the background. This mannequin had travelled to many an event, where participants were invited to write — again in white on the white garment — the name of someone close to them who had died or is

My first year living with HIV

published: October, 03, 2011 Categories // Guest Authors

An American living in Japan, guest writer Brian “The Shochusucker” was diagnozed with HIV in September 2010. On the one-year anniversary of his diagnosis, and in the first part of a continuing series, he writes about finding out he was positive.

My first year living with HIV

I'm just your everyday guy, I'd like to think. A lot of my friends think of me as funny, honest, a child-like spirit. I'm an American guy who has been living in Japan for the past sixteen years of my young life. And living life to the fullest! Approaching the first anniversary of being diagnosed with HIV,(it was September 28, 2010) I’ve started to reflect and take stock of this new chapter of my life. Even though a year has gone by, the events of this last year are still as fresh in my mind

Always a friend, never the boyfriend - and other thoughts.

published: September, 30, 2011 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Wayne Bristow

Why is it hard to meet people in person, even when online connections look promising? We’re not sure, but Wayne Bristow says he’s a catch waiting to be caught.

Always a friend, never the boyfriend - and other thoughts.

Dating has never been an easy thing for me, and I mean never. When I was in school, I was probably the most shy person ever, at least I thought I was. I could never ask another person out. When I graduated from grade 8, I remember going to receive my diploma but instead of joining all the other graduates at the dance, I snuck out when no one was watching and went home. Most of my classmates had dates for the dance but there were others going stag. I just knew, I would be the last person anyone

I Love Me: The David Bromstad Mural

Our New York correspondent Positively Dating is on assignment for the unveiling of HGTV design guru David Bromstad’s mural commissioned by the Janssen Therapeutics “Know Yourself; Get HIV Tested” prevention campaign.

Editor’s note: The PositiveLite interview with David Bromstad is here. On September 20th I had the great fortune to attend the unveiling of David Bromstad’s new mural for The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. The night started off with a bevy of great speakers: Dr. Brian Baugh from Janssen Therapeutics, Glenda Testone from The Center, Dr. Anita Radis from the Callen Lorde Center, and of course the reason why we all gathered (and the eye candy for

From Blue Balls to Fire Balls

published: September, 29, 2011 Written by // Daniel Uy Categories // Daniel Uy

Blue Balls, Flamers and everything in between: Daneil Uy is the boy who played with Fire

From Blue Balls to Fire Balls

So it was the summer of 2010 and I’m at a midnight yoga dance party on Day Eight in a 10-day yoga boot camp. Yes yoga boot camp (will write about that soon).During the dance party it occurred to me to have some fun with the flashlights. We were completely in the dark and were pumped after the intense classes and internal spiritual paradigm shifts, and I had these bright flashlights that fit into each palm nicely so I thought, why not! Trying to remember the glow stick spinning days of youth,

On bullying

published: September, 29, 2011 Categories // Opinion Pieces

Denise Becker: "I feel in light of recent sad events, I would blog this week on bullies and how people with HIV and others have long dealt with this very sad sector of society."

My first introduction to bullying was when I was very young, before I had HIV and during the time I was living in Reading, England. If you want to see bullying at its best , this is the place for you! The hatred of people of colour and the class system of the wealthy, the middle class and the poorest was very evident and many children were warned not to play with certain other children. It is probably one of the main reasons I left England. When I last returned, I was on a train where a drunk

Feature Interview. BLUNT talk: this survivor is putting the MAGIC back in to speaking out about HIV

published: September, 28, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Features and Interviews, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to the remarkable Daniel Bauer, an American magician whose life and high-flying career was derailed by drugs and despair following his HIV diagnosis but who has found redemption in social media and public speaking.

Feature Interview. BLUNT talk: this survivor is putting the MAGIC back in to speaking out about HIV

Bob Leahy: Daniel, thank you so much for agreeing to talk to PositiveLite.com. You have quite a story to tell. But tell me first what it is about you and magic. How did you get interested? Daniel Bauer: The arts of Magic (and Escape) are my heart and soul! On my 8th birthday, I got a “Blackstone Harry Jr.” magic kit and it was pure love at first site; kind of like Harry Potter getting his first magic wand and discovering that he too was born with the unique super-human powers to conjure t

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