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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.

The last movie I saw at the Ziegfeld was Longtime Companion in 1990. After that screening, I got completely drunk and told my best friend Alan my deep dark secret: I was HIV+.

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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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On the New Age Movement, From NYC
By Ben B.
May 22, 2014

One thing that hit me hard while watching Dallas Buyers Club: the fact that mainstream 1980s medical science was completely unprepared for the AIDS epidemic, coupled with the societal stigma/homophobia of the era, meant that the afflicted had to resort to their own means to survive. Meaning, outside of standard medical science.

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On Guilt and Shame
By Ben B.
May 21, 2014

It's amazing how much negativity you can disarm simply by owning said negative thing like it's a positive thing.

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On Resources, Dating With HIV and Living Healthy With HIV (Video)
By Nolan Hill
May 20, 2014

I can honestly say that since my video that I posted in January, I've really come out of my shell and noticed that people aren't nearly as bad as what I thought they were. People don't always react the worst way possible. People are actually human beings.

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Currently, My Biggest Fear
By Ben B.
May 20, 2014

One of the long-term writing projects I had given myself in the past few years was to write a book on a lifetime of experience with HIV, less about my own story and more a commentary on being a child in the early AIDS era and how it impacted me as I grew older and HIV/AIDS grew downplayed into merely a "condition."

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My Career as a Phone Sex Operator During the Dawn of AIDS
By Mark S. King
May 19, 2014

May is National Masturbation Month -- Hurry, folks! Only a few days left to celebrate! -- and I will admit to feeling smug, because I have more experience with gay men masturbating than anyone else I know.

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10 Reasons to Address HIV/AIDS in Asian-American and Pacific-Islander Communities
By Howard K. Koh, M.D., M.P.H.
May 19, 2014

Each year on May 19, we take time to reflect on the impact of the HIV epidemic on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). This includes listening to members of AAPI communities as they discuss how HIV has affected their lives and the lives of those they care about. Recently, my team asked our colleagues at The Banyan Tree Project, the group that sponsors National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, for their top reasons why it is so important to respond to HIV in AAPI communities. From their concerns, I offer this synthesis:

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Living With Memory Loss
By Lynda Arnold
May 19, 2014

Sometimes people ask me what's the worst part about having AIDS. Over the years my answer has changed dramatically depending which symptom I was facing or side effect from the medication was particularly cumbersome. Right now, however, the most debilitating in my mind is my horrific and progressive memory loss. I don't remember how long I truly have been battling this but I do know that in the past two years it has risen to a crisis in my mind. People try to make me feel better by paralleling my experience with theirs due to age or depression or menopause. It doesn't really help me. Most times it just makes me feel more distraught.

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Memoirs of a Caregiver, Part 3
By Bob Leahy
May 19, 2014

I don't pretend that this story is at all unique. I tell it because I suspect it may be part of a growing trend -- HIVers assuming the role of caregivers where previously they thought of themselves as recipients of care. It's a bit of an adjustment.

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