Articles tagged with: HIV and humour

Laughter Is the best medicine.

published: March, 16, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

We told the tale of Chistopher Sale, a Catholic brother from Califonia battling to keep his calling, in May 2012. Now he’s back with his take on humour as the best medicine.

Laughter Is the best medicine.

It is the fifth anniversary of my living with AIDS. I wrote about my personal experience of having AIDS marking my four year anniversary of living with this so called dreadful disease last April. Well, it is now five years and counting and despite my medical downfalls I've adapted to making this journey a little less depressing and a little more humorous. I liken myself to Morris, the cat with 9 lives. Or considering my age, Old Man River, since I just keep rolling along.  I find it humorous

Looking back: 2012 a year for gratitude

published: January, 02, 2013 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Living with HIV, Brian Finch

Brian Finch looks back on a year of new paths, new directions.

Looking back: 2012 a year for gratitude

So much has changed in a year. It would be this time last year I received an email from someone I knew at The Stephen Lewis Foundation requesting I participate in their Dare Campaign. It's a pledge campaign to raise money based on a dare, not dissimilar to The Breast Cancer Walk etc.   My challenge was stand-up.  I'd wanted to do it but was too chicken shit to do so. I had comic friends and had played with improv. But the thought of going up and bombing was too frightening. Whe

Please Pass The Dip, Oh! By The Way, I Have HIV

Our HIVisHilarious reports in on a Christmas spent in difficult circumstances.

We had asked for Christmas to go on as usual this year.  "No one is dying, let’s just have Christmas and move on.  No crying.  Just business as usual".  I mean, that's what we wanted.  But as soon as I walked into my Mother's house it felt like a "Make a Wish" commercial. I'm 26years old, the economy is in the toilet, but my family had about 100 gifts for me under the tree just like when I was four.  "I'm going to come down with a chronic illness more often!" I