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The Positive Side

    Winter 2012

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  • The Dating Game
    The best pickup spots ... when and how to disclose ... the dates they won't soon forget; four people with HIV kiss and tell.
  • Profile: Inspiring, Devoted, Unstoppable
    Despite the loss of her grand amour, Chantale Perron is as determined as ever to support and fight for the rights of drug users and people with HIV.
  • Sizing Up Web Sources
    Six tips for assessing the credibility of online health info.
  • Daily Dose of D
    Here in the "True North," getting enough vitamin D -- the sunshine vitamin -- is especially important for people with HIV.
  • A Hard Day's Work
    Working while living with HIV presents its own challenges but, for those who can, it pays off -- and not just in the bank account.
  • Kidneys Take Center Stage
    Maggie Atkinson shines a much-needed spotlight on the latest research on HIV and kidney health and updates us on her efforts to keep her pair of these unassuming stars performing smoothly.
  • Ask the Experts About Kidney Health and HIV
    We asked a kidney specialist (a nephrologist), a pharmacist and a naturopath to share their tips and insights on how people with HIV can be kind to their kidneys.
  • Art Posi+ive: Fighting Spirit
    Simon Thwaites first made headlines when the Canadian military fired him for being HIV positive. Almost two decades after winning his landmark case, the ex-sailor has found a new way to express himself and connect with others through painting.
  • Self-Portrait 06.29.11

    Summer 2011

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  • A Decade of Positive Faces
  • Family Matters: Programs for HIV-Positive Families
  • Hope and Dignity
    HIV has not extinguished these cherished values in Peggy Frank of Victoria, Canada. On the contrary, even after more than 20 years, she continues to nourish them in herself and in her HIV-positive sisters and brothers in Africa.
  • Boning Up on Bone Health
    Growing evidence suggests that people with HIV may be at risk of bone-related problems.
  • Small-Town Life
    HIV in Canada is often seen as an urban issue, but that's far from the whole picture. Diane Peters talks with people about the challenges and benefits of living with HIV outside the big city.
  • Vaginal Health
  • Bead It
    After overcoming a drug and alcohol dependence, Ron Horsefall started to string his life back together with beadwork and so reconnected with his stolen culture.
  • Taking Our Place
    On June 4, 1989, some 300 activists stormed the opening of the 5th International AIDS Conference in Montreal to demand that their voices be heard. Tim McCaskell reflects on a pivotal moment in Canadian AIDS activism.

    Winter 2011

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  • Behind the Walls
    Living with HIV in prison comes with its own set of challenges, and some aren't the ones you'd expect.
  • ASOs Go Viral
    Canadian AIDS service organizations are using online social media to connect with their clients. CATIE educator Melissa Egan shares her favourites folder.
  • Thank You Notes
    Studies show that gratitude can improve both your health and happiness by strengthening your immune system and increasing your level of optimism. Here, four people with HIV count their blessings. What are you grateful for?
  • Professor Poz
    Whoever says HIV researchers are boring has never met Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco.
  • Food Safety Facts
    Knowing how to properly handle and prepare food can help you avoid foodborne illnesses and stay on good terms with your digestive system.
  • Million-Dollar Smile
    Ron Rosenes knows that good dental care is critical for people with HIV, but the cost has him grimacing.
  • Views From Vienna
    Five attendees offer their impressions of the recent XVIII International AIDS Conference.
  • Keep Your Ticker Tocking
    As if living with HIV isn't enough, it's becoming increasingly clear that HIV-positive people have a higher risk of heart disease. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to keep your heart healthy.
  • Time to Start?
  • Freedom by Expression
    From painting to video to performance art, Montrealer Shayo Detchema moves beyond the label of HIV-positive artist.

    Spring/Summer 2010

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  • Inflammation Information
    Why the concept of HIV as a disease of inflammation is the talk of the HIV research community.
  • Youth Blaze the Trail
    Giving props to youth groups that are taking the lead in HIV treatment, prevention, education and activism.
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Life of the Pardy
    After being silenced for many years, Robyn Pardy of St. John's raised her voice and raised awareness about HIV/AIDS in Newfoundland and across the globe.
  • Tom's Excellent Olympic Adventure
    One PHA. One Olympic Torch. One experience of a lifetime.
  • Sex and the Poz Gay Man
    On building good sexual health.
  • Hep C on the Radar
    Reports of hepatitis C infection among HIV-positive men are raising the possibility that hepatitis C may pass during sex. What can you do to reduce the risk of transmission?
  • Allergy Strategies
  • Latino Positivo
    In his film Nuestras Caras, Nuestras Historias, artist and activist Samuel López puts a human face on his community -- HIV-positive Latino immigrants in Canada.
  • HIV by the Numbers
    Short or long grain, rice can make HIV statistics easier to swallow.

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