The Positive Pitch
Kevin Maloney -- A Co-Infection Story
January 14, 2011
Kevin Maloney was diagnosed HIV+ on March 3, 2010. Since then Kevin has been advocating and educating the public through his personal blog. It can be found at www.kevincaresusa.blogspot.com. He has recently enrolled back in school to get his Masters degree in Public Health and starts classes in January. Kevin was actually co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C due to unprotected sex. He has just finished six months of hep C treatments, which have eradicated the virus.
POZIAM's Top 10 Most Popular Interviews of All Time
January 7, 2011
We are fast approaching our 155th episode of POZIAM Radio. So I have compiled a list of the TOP 10 Guests of all time. These episodes have been downloaded and listened to the most out of all our past shows. Click on the guest names to listen to their POZIAM Radio interview.
Top 10 POZIAM Radio Shows of 2010
December 31, 2010
In August we entered our third year broadcasting the POZIAM Radio Show. It has been so much fun talking to so many different people living with HIV/AIDS. Our guests over the years have been celebrities, authors, activists and everyday people living with the disease who wanted to share their story for the first time in a public forum. I compiled a lists of the top 10 downloaded and listened to POZIAM radio shows/episodes of 2010. Click the link below the guests photo to listen to the archive of each episode.
My Christmas Proposal
December 31, 2010
This Holiday season was one for the record books and is one I will never forget. Joe made his famous Christmas cookies. He made Chocolate chip with walnuts, White & Milk Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Sugar cookies.While Making the sugar cookies I asked Joe to make a red ribbon for me. It came out great. I still haven't eaten it yet. LOL For the last 2 years spent we have spent Christmas eve night at my older sisters house. This is when we exchange gifts with my family and spend some quality time with them. Since the passing of my Dad, which feels like yesterday, but has been 10 years, I come to cherish the moments spent with my family members. From weddings, birthdays, holidays, driving them to a Dr. appointment or Black Friday shopping.
Jennifer Price: One Story of a Positive Mother -- On POZIAM Radio Sunday, Dec. 19
December 10, 2010
For the past decade Jennifer Price has been living with HIV. Her pregnancy with her daughter gave her an even bigger reason to try to reach out to others any way she could. Jenn feels her main mission in life is to help others keep their hopes and dreams alive. She also wants to let others living with the disease know that just because you are diagnosed with HIV doesn't mean your life is over ... it's just different. Jenn has gotten involved with activism by participating in the POS or NOT widget campaign, she writes a journal for Who's Positive and just recent joined the ADMIN team on the POZIAM Network.
Larry Bryant of Housing Works Live on POZIAM Radio Sunday, Dec. 12
December 6, 2010
This Sunday at 9pm EST Jeromy Dunn and I will be speaking with Larry Bryant. On this episode Larry will be sharing his story and talking about the work he does to combat HIV and Homelessness through Housing Works.
10 Holiday Gifts for Anyone HIV Positive
November 30, 2010
I wanted to share with you 10 things that I would recommend getting an HIV+ friend or family member for the upcoming holidays.The things I am going to mention are items that have helped me move past my diagnosis and shifted me from living with HIV to thriving with HIV. These items will not only help those living with HIV but also support some amazing causes & people.
Billboards -- Awareness or Stigma?
November 14, 2010
I was at a loss for words. I thought I was going to see something that was promoting people to get tested or to use condoms. I honestly think that these billboards should be something that humanized HIV/AIDS. Something that reminds you that HIV/AIDS is still an issue. This billboard left me with a bad feeling. A week after I saw the billboard for the first time I snapped the above photo. The following day it was removed an replaced with another ad. I have been keeping this photo on my phone so I could blog about it since July.
My "Does HIV Look Like Me?" Video
November 12, 2010
Three years ago I came to a crossroads in my life. I am not sure if it was a mid-life crisis or just me coming to the realization that all human beings have a purpose. At first I wanted to start sharing my story as a speaker. When I was looking for HIV/AIDS organizations to get involved with a google search returned Hope's Voice. I saw that the speakers toured the United States and spoke to high schools and colleges. I instantly thought to myself "that is what I want to do" I saw they were taking video submissions for a campaign called Does HIV Look Like Me ? Below is the video I sent in and was chosen as a part of the campaign..I don' think I would be where I am today if I didn't take part in this campaign. Filming this video was my first step towards accepting my status and moving passed the shock of my diagnosis.
First-Ever ADAP Public Service Announcement
November 9, 2010
About a month ago I participated in the first-ever public service announcement on the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP). The PSA was directed by an Emmy-winning producer who filmed the first-ever AIDS PSA in the 1980s and Nancy Reagan's "Just Say NO to Drugs" Campaign.ADAP provides life saving medications for uninsured and under-insured people living with HIV/AIDS. As you may of read in a previous blog post,I am a board member for the ADAP Advocacy Association. We work very hard to bring attention to the ever growing ADAP waiting list and hope that one day soon their won't be any waiting lists at all.
The Positive Pitch
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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