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Robert Breining

The Positive Pitch


Greg Louganis: Olympic Gold Medalist Wants to Dance With the Stars
January 31, 2012

This Sunday February 5th at 9pm EST Robert will be speaking with Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Louganis. Openly gay and HIV-positive Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis wants to show off his moves on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" next season. Louganis fans have created a Facebook campaign asking ABC to extend an invitation to Louganis, and the campaign is getting some attention with over 1,800 people supporting it. Show your support.

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Greg Halpen: Self-Mastery Coach and Healer
January 26, 2012

On Sunday January 15th at 9pm EST, Greg Halpen shared his story on POZIAM RADIO. Greg is a self-mastery coach and healer. It was a late summer day in August of 1997 when Greg Halpen went to his follow up HIV test appointment. It was result time. He had met someone new, and thought he would FINALLY get tested. But he wasn't ready for what was in store for him. The news? He tested positive for HIV. That day felt like the last day of the rest of his life.

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An Interview With Butch McKay -- Positive Living 15 Conference
January 21, 2012

Butch McKay is currently Executive Director of Okaloosa AIDS Support and Informational Services, Inc. (OASIS), a position he has held since 1996. He founded the Positive Living Conference Series in 1997. Butch has been involved in the AIDS arena for 24 years, starting his career as a volunteer with Birmingham AIDS Outreach and UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) AIDS Clinic and Research Center.

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Bishop Joyce Turner Keller: Where You At?
January 20, 2012

On Sunday December 18th at 9pm EST, Robert and Jack spoke with Bishop Joyce Turner Keller on the POZ I AM Radio Show. Bishop Joyce has lofted the term "southern hospitality" to an entirely new level. She is not only the founder and CEO of Aspirations, a non-profit faith-based community service organization, but someone who is living with HIV/AIDS herself, and has dedicated herself to educating, supporting and inspiring others living with HIV/AIDS throughout the nation.

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Bob Skinner Shares His Story
December 6, 2011

On Sunday, December 4th at 9pm EST, Robert Breining and Jeromy Dunn spoke with Bob Skinner on POZ I AM RADIO. Bob is a 61 year old young man, at 25 he moved to San Francisco where his life revolved around the gay lifestyle that SF had to offer. He calls them his three D years; Drugs, Drink and Disco. He moved back to Florida in 1980 where he pursued his love of horses and became a successful professional horse trainer. Around 1998 he started to have health issues, night sweats, shingles, thrush, yellow nail syndrome; yes these were all symptoms of HIV infection, did he know this? No, or just maybe he didn't want to know what these meant and how high risk he really was.

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Aaron Laxton: My HIV Journey
November 28, 2011

On Sunday November 13th, Robert and Jeromy spoke with Aaron Laxton. Aaron is a 32-year-old graduate student from St. Louis, Missouri with a passion to help others. On June 6, 2011, he got news that would forever change his life:prior to this he was HIV positive. Prior to this, Aaron was a national youth speaker who spoke all over the United States. It was looking into the face of this diagnosis that he knew what he had to do.

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Coming Out HIV+: A Day With HIV in America
November 21, 2011

Robert and Jack will be discussing "Coming Out HIV+" and why people choose to come out publicly as someone living with HIV/AIDS. Call in and share why you choose to or choose not to be public about your HIV status. Jeff Berry will also be coming on POZIAM RADIO to speak about the photos that were submitted for this year's "A Day With HIV in America."

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Chris Vucetic: FACTS Bucks County
November 21, 2011

On Sunday November 6th, Robert and Jeromy spoke with Chris Vucetic on POZIAM Radio. Chris is a 25 year old male, who has been diagnosed with HIV since September 17, 2008, five days before his 22nd birthday. He had struggled with it from the moment he left that doctor's office. He knew nothing about HIV, except just the negative things.

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Betsy Yung Shares Her Story
November 8, 2011

On Sunday October 22nd, Robert and Jack spoke with Betsy Yung. After her divorce was final in 1996, Betsy Yung began a relationship with a man a few years younger than herself. In 2000 she discovered that he was exploring the trans-gendered community outside of the relationship. Ultimately, it caused their breakup. Shortly thereafter, Betsy began her most current relationship which came to an end shortly before her diagnosis.

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Still Kicking HIV in Philly
November 3, 2011

On Saturday October 15th I volunteered and participated at the Kick HIV -- Patea el VIH soccer tournament that takes place every National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). This was my second year helping out and participating in the tournament. You can read my blog from last years event here. Again this year my fellow Philadelphia Falcons Ed and Greg put this amazing event together. So kudos to them for making the event a success. I was honored to be a part of it in some way.

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I describe myself as a "positive person with purpose." My goal is to help people living with HIV/AIDS discover similarities in each other ... and form friendships. I want to ease the shock of a diagnosis and remind people that our dreams are not infected. I am also an HIV/AIDS cyber-activist, radio show host, blogger and social network guru.

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