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Robert Breining

The Positive Pitch


Daniel Bauer: Living Pozitively
October 28, 2011

On Sunday October 30th Robert and Jeromy will be speaking with Daniel Bauer. Daniel Bauer is the official successor to the legendary Harry Houdini, and was on the climb to becoming one of the world's most successful magicians and escape artists since the Houdini era. He has appeared on NBC, FOX and WB networks; commanded stages across the globe at sold out venues and has appeared on the cover of many magazines and is most popularly described as "one of the most soul piercing performers of our time" by HX Magazine.

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Ken Howard: Self-Empowerment -- Have the Life You Want
October 27, 2011

Ken Howard, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., is the author of the self-help book, Self-Empowerment: Have the Life You Want!: "How to close the gap between how life is, and how you would like it to be, in important areas of life such as mental health, health, career, finances, family, community and spirituality, based on his 18 years as a licensed psychotherapist and life/business coach."

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Catching Up With Janine Brignola
October 25, 2011

On Sunday October 9th at 9pm EST Robert Breining and Jack Mackenroth caught up with Janine Brignola.

Janine is a twenty nine year old HIV+ woman, mother, college student, activist and advocate. Janine has spent the last five years years since she was diagnosed learning what she could about HIV itself, the stigma attached to the disease, and how HIV affects the lives of those living with the disease in America as well as abroad.

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Listen to Donald's Story on POZIAM Radio
October 25, 2011

On October 1, 2011 Robert Breining and Jeromy Dunn spoke with 27 year old Donald P., who shared his personal story with HIV/AIDS.

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Making "e-Patient Connections"
October 4, 2011

This past week I spent three days in Center City Philadelphia, where I attended the e-Patient Connections 2011 Conference. When I was asked by TheBody.com and HealthCentral to attend this conference as an e-Patient and blogger I just had to say yes. This conference was bringing attention to important issues that all patients deal with despite the disease that they are living with. Like I said, I had no choice but to say yes.

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Paul Gallegos -- The Intersection Project
September 24, 2011

Paul found out about his status in May of 1999. Paul has been married for just over 12 years, They live in Palm Springs, California. Paul is also the founder of The Intersection Project which he will speak about during his interview. Paul's courageous and bold activism allows him to put a face to the disease and educate others all at the same time. Tune in LIVE to hear Paul's story and learn more about The Intersection Project.

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Obama-ADAP Twitter Day: Tweet With Me
September 9, 2011

Washington, D.C. -- The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+, today announced that it is spearheading a national "Obama-ADAP Twitter Day," which will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2011. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness about the growing waiting lists under the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs by leveraging one of the leading social media outlets. Twitter users are asked to direct their hashtag #ObamaADAP Tweets at President Obama using handle @whitehouse.

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Why I Blog -- Vote for Me
August 27, 2011

I decided to start blogging because I wanted to share my experience of living with HIV/AIDS with others. The Positive Pitch allows me to do just that. I felt so alone when I was first diagnosed and reading blogs of others living with the disease gave me courage. The reason I share my story publicly is because I feel it is my duty. As a person living with HIV/AIDS it is my duty to stand up and be heard. So many of us living with the disease stay silent due to stigma. I understand that everyone can not be as open as I and I respect that. I blog to inspire those who may find themselves silent to find the strength they possess to become more open, more accepting of their status. My goal in all the work I do is to help those who are newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS adjust to the news and move past the shock and realize that they can not only survive with HIV but thrive.

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Are You Surviving or Thriving With HIV?
August 23, 2011

My friend Michael Moniz wrote this article and I thought it would make a great conversation for my readers. Check out Michael's website for more information and to schedule private consultations. Check out the original post on Gay.com.

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Meet Miracle Mike Hennessey
August 16, 2011

On Sunday, July 31st at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST Robert Breining and Jeromy Dunn spoke with Miracle Mike Hennessey. Mike is a writer, actor, comedian and children's entertainer. He moved to Los Angeles in 1993 from Boston after he was told in August of 1990 that he had potentially 7 to 9 years to live when he was diagnosed with HIV. He thought, "Since I'm going to die anyway, I might as well do it on stage." And he put together a goofy comedy routine and his healing process began. Once in Los Angeles, he quickly became famous as a children's performer for thousands of families all over Southern California and is known as Mystery Mike. In 1997 after the death of his mother, Ellen Sue, Mike developed full-blown AIDS for the first time and his health continued to decline over the years with 13 close calls with the Angel of Death.

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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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