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Positive Parenting Moment -- A Son Surprises His Dad
By Justin B. Terry-Smith
June 10, 2014
There are many things that I want to teach my son as he goes into adult hood. He is 17 years old and sorry to say for him that he has to grow up fast. He has to understand that when you're an adult that are thing that are expected of you. There is one thing that I wanted him to especially understand, which the consideration for what things people might hold dear. Growing up I don't think that he had that. December 27th was my birthday and as most of you know that is two days after Christmas. My family has always been respectful of that and I love them for it. I'm going to guess that after having a talk with my son about planning around that time he understood what I meant. He actually did something that was so creative and loving it surprised me, and as most of you know, I'm almost never surprised. Check out the video.
Are You Having "Bad Sex"?
By Brian Ledford
June 10, 2014
I love to watch the TV show "Bad Sex" on LogoTV. Mostly it is because I think the host Chris Donaghue is amazingly hot and I have a huge man crush on him, but also because at times it can be a real train wreck. With each episode I find that on some level I am able to relate to something most of the members of the show are going through, it can be some small aspect or it can be the main reason they are there seeking treatment.
Request for Workshop Submissions: SPEAK UP! A National Leadership Summit for Women Living With HIV
June 10, 2014
Positive Women's Network - USA is hosting our first-ever National Leadership Summit for Women Living With HIV, this Fall! SPEAK UP! A National Leadership Summit for Women Living with HIV will be held September 17-19, 2014 in Fort Walton Beach, Fl. The Summit is designed to provide 200 women living with HIV with a learning and networking experience which supports their ability to advocate for themselves, their families, the communities in which they reside and within the larger community of women living with HIV across the United States.
A Poem of Celebration for National HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day
By Khafre Abif
June 5, 2014
On June 6th I will be 48 years old. I have been living with HIV/AIDS for more than half of my life.
The Poz+ Life Episode 1 (Video)
By Patrick Ingram
June 3, 2014
Patrick Ingram turns the camera around and gives voice to some newly diagnosed young gay men of color in his new series of videos "The Poz+ Life."
By Antron Reshaud Olukayode
May 31, 2014
Right now, I'm holding MADISON (my iPad) feeling completely and utterly overit.com, as if life's obstacles aren't problematic enough with so many layers and barriers presented to road block me. Oh the shade!
Por Maria T. Mejia
30 de mayo de 2014
Algunos saben que tome el medicamento Trizivir por 10 anos. Esta era una buena medicina, pero note que mis células rojas estaban engrandecidas en los laboratorios y decidí cambiar el régimen de medicinas.
By Maria T. Mejia
May 30, 2014
As some know, I "once again" asked my doctor to change my medication regimen! I took Trizivir for 10 years. It was a good medicine but I noticed that my red blood cells were enlarged.
A Long-Term HIV Survivor on the Premier of The Normal Heart
By Jimmy Mack
May 26, 2014
On Monday, May 12, I had the honor of attending the premier screening of The Normal Heart as the guest of my sister Nancy. It was a star-studded event held at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC.
Nelson Vergel Asks for Your Help to Save HIV+ Venezuelans' Lives
By Nelson Vergel
May 22, 2014
"Nelson, I have read your expert column in Spanish at TheBody.com. I am desperate since we are running out of HIV medications in Venezuela. Can you help us?" This was the first email I received 4 months ago before many others starting arriving in my mailbox.
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