Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
HIV/AIDS Blog Central

HIV/AIDS Blog Central: Perspectives From the HIV/AIDS Community


My Take on the Violence
By Angel S.
October 23, 2016

I was thinking the same thing when I read about a Day of Action to End Violence Against Women. I was thinking: where is the solution? Being a woman who has experienced so much violence, you describe it beautifully well; however sad ... it's true. We wish to teach our children to stand up, to fight, to advocate for themselves. Then the reality of what you're up against becomes very real. A friend, a lover, someone you just met. That individual at some time decides for you it's time to pay for this friendship. I want you to love me. Love = Sex; (this is why I have so much trouble being in love with anything) you feel the rage roll off them; and to you it's delivered. Smothering you beneath the stench of lust, lunacy and fear. All the while being the slave to their desires and needs. To fight back may be easier and sometimes to live you let it play out. Pain, disgust, the fear, my stomach hurts so bad; my head is spinning. I can't die like this. Endurance and perseverance are what get me through in order to arrive back where I started with yet another deep wound from battle. Smiling and acting as if it were just a nightmare. As you help others forgetting your pain you grow a little more insane each day. I use insanity because if you look up the word insanity it is doing the same thing over and over trying to reach a different outcome.

Read more …


Women Living With HIV Are Leading the Way
By Bruce Richman
October 23, 2016

Since the beginning of the epidemic, people with HIV and allies have had to save our own lives. We have educated, fought and held accountable our medical providers, federal health departments, big pharma, the justice department and the many people and institutions that threatened our survival. The struggles continue today, and in virtually every space, I've come to recognize it's the women of Positive Women's Network - USA who are leading the way.

Read more …


Activism Includes Having Compassion for People With Disabilities Such as HIV
By Tim Hinkhouse
October 20, 2016

Hello there readers: I wanted to share with you that Saturday, September 24, was opening night of the play that I am in called Metamorphoses. This is a detour from past practice with the original director, who lives and breathes William Shakespeare. Our modern directors made this choice available, and we are doing this play.

Read more …


On Being Sick
By River Huston
October 14, 2016

Each day starts the same. I wake up in pain; I take some medication. Without it, the pain progresses to agony levels. I have no appetite; there is nothing that entices me, but I know if I don't eat something I will feel worse, so I eat. I go back to bed and meditate, often for hours, and then fall back asleep. I wake up, and sometimes I have to go to the bathroom, and I am my own cheerleader: You can do it! Come on big girl, time for pee pee! I go to the bathroom. I go back to bed. I can do the computer for short periods before it is too painful. If I do too much, I have terrible episodes of spinning and puking.

Read more …


Si Se Puede: Speaking Up as Allies to Latinx Communities
By Josh Middleton
October 13, 2016

"Si se puede" or "yes, one can," a term coined by Dolores Huerta, could be heard in speeches by Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers in the early 1970s. It's a slogan that not only served to unify Latinx people, namely Mexican Americans, but also raised awareness around the plight of farm workers. It is still used almost 40 years later for various causes. Little did we know that a decade after the saying became popular, the world would face a health epidemic -- HIV/AIDS -- it had never seen before, and Hispanics would become a disproportionately affected group.

Read more …


SPEAK UP! 2016 Unites, Energizes and Mobilizes New and Seasoned Advocates

October 12, 2016

Months of planning and preparation from PWN-USA's Summit Planning Committee, Board, staff and presenters paid off last month, as 250 women living with HIV from 29 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada came together in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, for SPEAK UP! 2016 National Leadership Summit for Women Living with HIV.

Read more …


Revisiting My Sad and Trivial Night With Rock Hudson
By Mark S. King
October 2, 2016

The 31st anniversary of the passing of Rock Hudson brings this memory back again, as it does each year. Maybe I want you to know this sordid tale because I'm still as star-struck and vain as when this happened. Or maybe the memory still brings back fear and melancholy, so repeating it here feels like sharing my favorite ghost story. I'll let you make your own conclusions.

Read more …


My History of HIV Meds, Side Effects and Maintaining Adherence in Prison
By Tim Hinkhouse
September 28, 2016

I have been going back in time with my thoughts to when I was newly diagnosed with HIV in 1990. Some serious thought has been put into how I've managed to live this long -- so many years beyond the original expiration date given by the doctor who broke the news to me.

Read more …


The CDC's Gay Dance Video About HIV Is Flat Out Fabulous
By Mark S. King
September 27, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a music video that joyfully educates gay men about HIV prevention options. And it is foot-stomping fabulous.

Read more …


My Attitude Adjustment About Sex, Gonorrhea and Advocacy
By Mark S. King
September 22, 2016

Amidst the happy haze of good news about the efficacy of PrEP in preventing new HIV infections and the growing consensus that people living with HIV who are undetectable are not infectious, there is troubling news from the CDC in two new reports about the golden oldies of sexually transmitted infections (STIs): rates of syphilis are on the rise and antibiotics to treat gonorrhea may be nearing the end of their usefulness.

Read more …

 < Prev  |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  …  |  10  |  Next > 

A Brief Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by TheBody.com's bloggers are entirely their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of TheBody.com itself.


Our Bloggers
 
 
 

 More of Our Bloggers


Subscribe to Blog Central
Subscribe by RSS
Subscribe via RSS ?
Subscribe by Email

Advertisement