Monday, December 31, 2012

Get extra protection!

Administering a quadruple dose of seasonal flu vaccine may help better protect HIV-infected patients from serious illness or death from influenza.

HIV Criminalization: Georgia, USA

State

Georgia

HIV Specific “Prosecuting” Statute(s)?

Yes

Number of PLWHA in the state

32,194

# Times Charges Filed under HIV-specific statutes

19

# Different Individuals Convicted

11

Statute Number

Ga. Code Ann., § 16-5-60 (d)

Statute Title

Reckless conduct; HIV infected persons

Statute Number

Ga. Code Ann., § 16-5-60 (c)

Maximum Penalty Per Charge

20 years

Statute Title

Reckless conduct; HIV infected persons

Maximum Penalty Per Charge

10 years

HIV Is Not a Crime, 2011 Film by Sean Strub, Edit by Leo Herrera/HomoChic


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

cigarette and stress
PUT DOWN THE CIGARETTES & PICK UP FEW MORE YEARS TO YOUR LIFE.........IF YOUR HIV/AIDS.     http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-12/idso-hpi121712.php

Thursday, December 13, 2012

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

Hope the 12 days of #CHRISTMAS are awesome to you everyday & A new beginning to a #NEWYEAR finds you all in good health and spirit!!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

HOW MUCH PROTIEN DO PERSONS W/HIV NEED?


A good rule of thumb is to eat one gram of protein for every two pounds of body weight—so if you weigh 160, 80 grams (around 3 ounces) of protein per day would be appropriate. But always tell your doctor all the things you add when you think about taking a supplement.

Friday, December 7, 2012

TRY THIS FOR WEIGHT GAIN FOR HIV PERSONS! IT'S TASTY!

Pecan Maple Bagel Schmear | Yummly:

'via Blog this'Ingredients:

Serves: 4-6Yield:
1.0
cup Units: US | Metric
8 ounces cream cheese or 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
3 tablespoons maple syrup
milk (optional)
Directions:

1
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; beat until thoroughly mixed.
2
Feel free to add more syrup for a stronger flavor.
3
To thin out regular cream cheese, add in milk, 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/pecan-maple-bagel-schmear-353965?oc=linkback  thNutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 160
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 150mg 6%
Potassium 105mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 9g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

EATING THESE NUTS MIGHT NOT BE AS FUN BUT....

Pistachios have been said to have anti-oxidents & have heart healthy benefits! Could this mean could help lower lipid levels for HIV persons who are on MEDICINES that can cause bad lipids to rise to high..........Should more eat them?  They are pricey so maybe go in with a group and order in bulk and spit them by weighing them. SO GO CHECK THIS OUT!        #IwasjustthinkingHCP Heart Main

Saturday, December 1, 2012

EVERYDAY IS CHRISTMAS FOR THE CHILDREN!

Please, give new wrapped toys to families affected by HIV/AIDS for GIFTS in memory of those living or lost to HIV! Contact churchs or HIV SERVICES in your town and ask if they have need for gifts for low incomE families. With #HIV EVERYDAY is a special day!
http://www.gofundme.com/3t97r8
P.S.  its almost Christmas!


 

Friday, November 30, 2012

DON'T WASTE OUR TIME PROMISING A CURE!

FOR YEARS WE'VE HEARD HOW EVERYONE IS WORKING ON A CURE...BUT AS OF YET NOTHING!  I BELIEVE THE PHARM COMPANIES HAVE A CURE THEY JUST WANNA RUN UP MEDICARE & MEDICAID & PRIVATE INSURANCE CLAIMS? IF YOU WAS IN THEIR BIZ WOULD'NT THAT BE WHAT YOU WOULD DO? .......IM JUST SAYING.        SO LETS MAKE THIS WORLD AIDS DAY REALLY COUNT . DEMAND A CURE.. NOW! 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

REACH OUT & TOUCH SOMEONE & MAKE NOISE!

WHAT WAS YOU DOING WHEN YOU FIRST HEARD THE WORD HIV?       REMEMBER WORLD AIDS DAY DECEMBER 1 2012 WILL BE ALL OVER THE WORLD CONNECT WITH SOMEONE ELSE AND SHARE YOUR STORIES!

Op Ed The Benefits of Rapid Home HIV Testing


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is an estimated 1.2 million people who are living with HIV in the United States. One in five (240,000) of that population are not aware that they are HIV infected. So what does that mean for the people who have unprotected sexual contact with infected individuals who do not know their status?

Read more: Greenpoint Star - Op Ed The Benefits of Rapid Home HIV Testing

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WHAT HAS KEPT ME ALIVE FOR 30 YEARS!

I believed god was with me protecting me and guiding me on my path, Educating myself about everything HIV adds years to my life. Learning from others that had been living with HIV years before me helped me learn from their mistakes. Feeling like I am supposed to help by telling people and giving others hope of living longer. I pray i will be here to see THE CURE !

Monday, November 19, 2012

Have A Sitdown W/ Your Partner & Explain What It Means To Be Hiv, Lab Results, Sexual history!

Communication is a big factor of . Take some time to communicate w/ your partner abt /STD status & tests, & sexual histories.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Optimal treatment initiation, treatment strategies examined at HIV11 Congress


GLASGOW — Debates surrounding when to initiate ART was just one of many important take-home messages presented at the HIV11 Congress, according to Melanie Thompson, MD, founder of the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta. Thompson also discusses how to approach treatment in patients with HIV/HCV, and the strategies needed to provide optimal treatment in resource-limited areas.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WORLD AIDS DAY DECEMBER 1 2012 Do you see  in your future? Well JUST GET TESTED!

Friday, November 9, 2012

METH USE=HIV


WE KNOW METH KEEPS YOU FROM MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES WHILE YOUR TWEEKING!

Friday, November 2, 2012

South Georgia-Barney's Pharmacy to advance HIV testing, outreach

Barney's Pharmacy to advance HIV testing, outreach Jake Galdo, a clinical pharmacy educator at Barney's Pharmacy on Peach Orchard Road, hopes to reduce the stigma around HIV testing and the disease. The pharmacy is one of 24 community pharmacies nationwide that will be part of a pilot program to expand rapid HIV testing and public education through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFFJake Galdo, a clinical pharmacy educator at Barney's Pharmacy on Peach Orchard Road, hopes to reduce the stigma around HIV testing and the disease. The pharmacy is one of 24 community pharmacies nationwide that will be part of a pilot program to expand rapid HIV testing and public education through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Searching for Answers: TOP Documentary Stream: "House Of Numbers – Anatom...

Searching for Answers: TOP Documentary Stream: "House Of Numbers – Anatom...: "HOUSE OF NUMBERS -  Watch Anatomy Of An Epidemic"   Free   Online here:   The documentary titled “House of Numbers: Anatomy ...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

AIDS awareness origin


The Red Ribbon Project was created by the New York-based Visual AIDS Artists Caucus in 1991.:
  1. Remain anonymous as individuals and to credit the Visual AIDS Artists Caucus as a whole in the creation of the Red Ribbon Project, and not to list any individual as the creator of the Red Ribbon Project;
  2. Keep the image copyright free, so that no individual or organization would profit from the use of the red ribbon;
  3. The Red Ribbon should be used as a consciousness raising symbol, not as a commercial or trademark tool.
The artists who formed the Visual AIDS Artists Caucus wished to create a visual symbol to demonstrate compassion for people living with AIDS and their caregivers. Inspired by the yellow ribbons honoring American soldiers serving in the Gulf war, the color red was chosen for its, "connection to blood and the idea of passion -- not only anger, but love, like a valentine." First worn publicly byJeremy Irons at the 1991 Tony Awards,[2] the ribbon soon became renowned as an international symbol of AIDS awareness, becoming a politically correct fashion accessory on the lapels of celebrities. At the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert held at Wembley Stadium, London on Easter Sunday 1992, more than 100,000 red ribbons were distributed among the audience, with performers such as George Michael wearing one.[3][4] The Red Ribbon continues to be a powerful force in the fight to increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS and in the lobbying efforts to increase funding for AIDS services and research.
To symbolize the United States' commitment to combat the world AIDS epidemic, President George W. Bush's administration began displaying a 28-foot AIDS Ribbon on the White House's iconic North Portico on World AIDS Day 2007.[5][6] The display, now an annual tradition, quickly garnered attention, as it was the first banner, sign or symbol to prominently hang from the White House since Abraham Lincoln lived in the building.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Screening Sex Partners With Rapid In-Home HIV Tests

What would you do if you met someone and went out on a date or you met them at a club etc  & Just as you was getting "HOT" & they asked you to please take #HIV TEST together with you? A.Would dance a jig? B. Say well, I don't do this on first date! C. Say i respect you for asking and take the test with them?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

HAVE YOU GOT A FRIEND THAT JUST TEST #HIV ?

WELL GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TREAT THEMSELVES IF THEY ARE DOWN! BECAUSE WE ALL NEED HELP STANDING UP AGAIN! MAYBE A MAKEOVER OR SOMETHING FOR THEM TO USE TO EDUCATE THEM ON THEIR LIFE FOR FUTURE! BRING A SMILE TO A FRIEND! ITS WORTH A MILLION DOLLARS! 
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Project will create HIV-prevention game for adolescents

Wednesday, October 03, 2012
UAB School of Nursing assistant professor Comfort Enah, Ph.D., has been awarded a three-year, $271,031 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research for a project titled “Development of an HIV Prevention Game for African American Rural Adolescents.”
African Americans in the rural Deep South continue to experience a disproportionate increase in new HIV/AIDS infections, despite the availability of effective HIV prevention interventions. In particular, the number of new cases of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents is rapidly increasing in this region, and there are few interventions directed toward young adolescents, Enah notes.

The goal of Enah’s project is to develop a prototype for an individually tailored, electronic HIV prevention adventure game for African-American youths from 12 to 14 years old living in rural areas. The game will be designed to help this population improve decision-making and learn behavioral strategies that can assist them with avoiding sexual risk behaviors.   http://www.uab.edu/news/briefs/item/2796-project-will-create-hiv-prevention-game-for-adolescentsBy Jennifer Lollar REBLOGGED

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Affordable Care Act Decision - NFIB v. Sebelius


Book Description

 June 30, 2012
This casebook contains the full text of the Supreme Court's historic decision in NFIB, v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. _____ (2012), decided June 28, 2012. The text of the syllabus, dissenting and concurring opinions are all included.

The Federal Government does not have the power to order people to buy health insurance. Section 5000A [of the Act] would therefore be unconstitutional if read as a command. The Federal Government does have the power to impose a tax on those without health insurance. Section 5000A is therefore constitutional, because it can reasonably be read as a tax.

Opinion of ROBERTS, Chief Justice
National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

Monday, October 1, 2012

HAS SUSTIVA DAMAGED MY BRAIN?

Since i started SUSTIVA ive had more cognitive behavioral problems plus tremors. I read years ago there was a risk of brain damage from use of this HIV medicine with some patients? Is this true? Well recently i read an article http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/250808.php  at MEDICAL NEWS TODAY from research project @Johns Hopkins a very good source of info.  The way the body metabolizes a commonly prescribed anti-retroviral drug that is used long term by patients infected with HIV may contribute to cognitive impairment by damaging nerve cells, a new Johns Hopkins research suggests.Nearly 50 percent of people infected with HIV will eventually develop some form of brain damage that, while mild, can affect the ability to drive, work or participate in many daily activities. It has long been assumed that the disease was causing the damage, but Hopkins researchers say the drug efavirenz may play a key role.  So its not just me that maybe feeling this way since I am a longterm survivor using this medication. Changes really started a few years back with moodiness, distrust, and some serious neurological issue. I have been tested for AIDS dementia & partly passed every other time. So now i know im not crazy and there is something real to my feelings. I hope this is not permanent! "But even with anti-retroviral treatments, people infected with HIV have shortened lifespans and the chance of cognitive decline is high. It's nothing you should treat lightly."  Should the  drug company be accountable for the damages? I say YES just like all companies are accountable for defective products that cause damages, because we HIV/AIDS survivors are not lab rats! Its time they realize this & take responsibility! Do you feel like a lab rat sometimes? Well i sure have over the years, we are not despensable objects that can be tested on and then say o well they are going to die anyways! So always ask questions? Educate! Empower yourselves! LIVE LONGER. FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

My Hot Pick of Book on HIV/AIDS!

My Dream to Trample AIDS: What everyone at any age should know about HIV/AIDS

Book Description

November 2, 2011
Don Carrel has been living with AIDS since 1995. He suspects he was infected with HIV in 1981. Thirty years later, less than 2 percent of people with HIV have lived long enough to share their stories. In 1995, while lying in a hospital bed with Pneumocystis pneumonia, the most common form of death for someone with AIDS, Don had a riveting dream that dramatically altered his life and, perhaps the future lives of more than 100,000 teenagers. After making a full recovery, Don set out to teach young people what they needed to know about HIV prevention so that they wouldn't wind up in his shoes. His lofty goal: to stomp out AIDS. After 16 years, Don has collected thousands of thank-you letters from teens and adults who have heard his compelling presentations. Today, Don hopes to reach an even wider audience with his book, My Dream to Trample AIDS.                                                                    

Thursday, September 13, 2012

ITS OK! JUST TO BE "OK" SOMETIMES !

DO YOU EVER FEEL PEER PRESSURE WHEN YOU MENTION I AM JUST "OK"? WELL GUESS WHAT YOU CAN SAY IT "OK". YOU CAN JUST BE "OK" DON'T LET ANYONE CONTROL OR MAKE YOU FEEL THAT WAY.   HEY WORLD! "IM JUST OK TODAY" GIVE YOU A HUG TODAY........OK

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

DO YOU HAVE TOE NAIL FUNGUS & HIV,CANCER OR AUTO-IMMUNE?

IF YOU HAVE TOE NAIL FUNGUS AND YOUR IMMUNE COMPROMISED IT IS HARD TO TAKE FUNGUS MEDS BECAUSE WHAT IT DOES FOR TO THE LIVER, WELL TRY THIS HOMEOPATHIC NATURAL TREATMENT USED REG. IN INDIA.  

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

As an American.

I am outraged that I hear that Mississippi is cutting services for termanily ill and disabled Americans! Why are you doing this MISSISSIPPI ? Did the President agree to this offensive social move? If this makes you MAD citizens speak out to your Government! Let your voices be heard & tell them your tired of sending millions of dollars to other countries when our country is suffering too.

Monday, September 10, 2012

A RING 4 A CAUSE!

PLEASE HELP BY SAVING ALUMINUM DRINK CAN RINGS. ALL WILL BE RECYCLED AND FUNDS WILL PAY FOR THE COST OF HOUSING,BEDDING,MEDICAL,FOOD,SHIPPING COST OF RESCUE PETS. PLEASE CONTACT ME @ suninmyeye@gmail.com to inform me if you are interested in joining this cause. THIS ALL VOLUNTARY NOT A PENNY GOES TO PAY FOR HUMANS JUST FOR THE LITTLE ANGEL PETS THAT ARE RESCUED, PLEASE HAVE A HEART GIVE RINGS FOR RESCUE, THANK YOU!  ADOPT A RESCUE & GIVE THE INNOCENT PET A LOVING HOME!

Friday, September 7, 2012

COULD COQ10 ENZYME TREAT DEMENTIA IN AIDS?

I HAD JUST READ WERE COQ10 WAS BEING TESTED ON DISEASE PROGRESSION WITH HUNTINGTON'S , PARKINSON'S AND OTHER NEURO DEGENERATIVE DISEASES. SO MAYBE THIS BE A GOOD SUPPLEMENT FOR HIV PATIENTS FOR THEIR CARDIAC & NEURO PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY CAN START LIKE DEMENTIA, IM JUST SAYING????

Thursday, September 6, 2012

From the Crack House to the White House: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities


How can a disease as ugly as AIDS rage unseen in the frame of a supermodel? How can years of abuse and neglect smolder behind a warm, brilliant smile undetected? How can the horrors of rape and addiction blend so seamlessly into the elegant lines of broad shoulders and delicate fingers? To look at Denise’s long graceful stride you would not think she outran death for over 30 years. But just beneath the surface of her deep-brown eyes lies a passion that was forged in her during her desperate escape from hell and the long journey home. 

Raped at 13 and diagnosed with HIV at 16 Denise faced impossible odds and navigated the treacherous grasp of homelessness, violence, and addiction to become a champion of her cause. Denise found a way to take the very pain that paralyzes many of us and use that energy to encourage others. With no path laid for her Denise fought for both survival and sanity with such vigor that she redefined the spirit of heroism – and led the charge for millions. 

Follow Denise Stokes from the crack house to the White House and prepare to be moved- motivated- invigorated with the riveting true story of one woman’s powerful journey from the clutches of death to serenity and empowerment. A must read!From the Crack House to the White House: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Common STD Risks, STD Causes And Std Testing Info | STD Test Express

Common STD Risks, STD Causes And Std Testing Info | STD Test Express READ AND SEE IF YOU ARE AT RISK AND CONTACT A STD CLINIC OR DOCTOR TO BE TESTED THE LONGER YOU WAIT THE MORE SOME STD'S CAN DO DAMAGE TO YOU BODY AND NOT EVEN SHOW SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS UNTIL TOO LATE, IF YOUR GOING TO BE SEXUALLY ACTIVE KEEP IN CONTACT WITH REG. DOCTOR VISIT EVERY 3-6 MONTHS IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. YOU CAN GO TO HEALTH DEPARTMENTS IN YOUR AREA THEY DO PRIVATE SCREENINGS AT LOW COST. GET TESTED KNOW YOUR STATIS!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

GAIN WEIGHT WITH A GREAT CUP OF COFFEE!

How i add calories when i drink a cup of coffee! I useits good for you & it tastes great! I call it JAVASURE! Try the chocolate flavor, makes great mocha! When your HIV you have to keep you health & weight up. Make sure you speak to your doctor if you start to add anything new to your diet.    

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Partners in crime: T Follicular Helper Cells assist HIV in thwarting the immune system


Antibodies play an essential role in protecting against viral infection by preventing viral entry into host cells and eliminating cells infected with virus. A few viruses, including HIV and SIV, have developed mechanisms to evade the body's antibody response, allowing the virus to persist and making it very difficult to develop effective vaccines.
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, two research groups report that accumulation of a type of immune cell known as T follicular helper (TFH) cells accumulate during HIV and SIV infection to help the viruses escape antibody-mediated immune responses.
Hendrick Streeck and his colleagues at Harvard Medical School found that there was significant increase in the number of TFH cells in patients with chronic HIV infections. The extra TFH cells were associated with alterations in the development of B cells, which are responsible for antibody production in response to viral infections.
Constantinos Petrovas's group at NIH discovered that the gene profile of TFH cells in SIV-infected rhesus macaques, demonstrating that TFH cells are highly susceptible to SIV infection.
In a companion piece, Carola Vinuesa of the Australian National University in Canberra, AU discusses the implications of these findings for the development of new HIV therapies.
TITLE: Expansion of HIV-specific T follicular helper cells in chronic HIV infection

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

NEED A HAIRCUT? WILL THAT BE A RAZOR CUT?

IN THE SOUTH EVERYONE LOVES THEIR BARBERS! THEY KNOW THEM CAUSE THEY PROBABLY BEEN CUTTING THEIR HAIR SINCE THEY HAVE BEEN A CHILD. THEY WALK IN SIT DOWN WAIT FOR OPENING TO THEIR BARBERS CHAIR, THEY TALK SPORTS,POLITICS,WEATHER,DATING,MARRIAGE,HUNTING & FISHING. WHEN GETTING THEIR CUTS MOST OPTION IN ON THE RAZOR STYLE CUTS! ITS NEAT SQUARE CLEAN CUT, BUT IS IT SAFE? HAVE HIV INFECTIONS OR OTHER STD'S BEEN SPREAD BY THE USE OF RAZOR? ITS NOT THE BARBERS FAULT TOTALLY THEY ARE JUST DOING WHAT THEY HAVE ALWAYS DONE. THE FAULT LIES IN TIMES HAVE CHANGED! SO HAVE THE BARBERS CHANGED WITH THEM? MAYBE MAYBE NOT? HAS THIS BEEN A FORM OF HOW HIV HAS BEEN BEING SPREAD UNDER RADAR? I DON'T KNOW BUT I WOULD RETHINK RAZOR CUTS IN FUTURE! DON'T BE MAD! ITS JUST SOMETHING I THOUGHT ABOUT TODAY. THEY STILL CAN BE YOUR BARBER BUT MAYBE LEAVE OUT RAZORS. JUST THINK ABOUT IT?                                               TOM GREEN ur hiv in south source.

Monday, August 27, 2012

DOCTORS SHOULD ASK ARE YOU SEXUALLY ACTIVE?

HIV CAN BE AGRAVATED AND BECOME MORE ACTIVE IF YOU DO NOT PROTECT YOURSELF FROM STD'S! YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE PARANOID BUT DON'T WALK INTO ANYTHING WITHOUT ASKING YOUR PARTNERS IF THEY HAVE ANYTHING OTHER THAN HIV THAT YOU MIGHT BE AT RISK FOR CONTRACTING, ASK EVEN YOUR TATTOO PEEPS MAKE SURE THEY USE STEROL EQUIP. ITS MORE COMMON NOW TO BE HIV/HEPC THESE DAYS! 1 IN 10 BABYBOOMERS WILL TEST HEPC THIS YEAR! EDUCATE! OPEN YOUR MIND! ASK QUESTIONS! IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE! BUT FILL YOUR HEART WITH SELF-RESPECT!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

LETS CROSS OUR FINGERS!

WILL MISSISSIPPI GET FUNDING FOR ADAP & HIV CLIENTS GET OFF WAITING LIST? SEEMS TO BE A RECENT TREND IN SOUTHERN STATES! HOPEFULLY ITS NOT A POLITICAL PLOY TO GET VOTES! LETS PRAY ITS A TREND OF POSITIVE HEALING ENERGY IN THE SOUTH!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I Do Declare! Persons living with #HIV not eating Healthy in America!

How can we make people living with HIV/AIDS pick between eating healthy & paying for medicines,co-pays, treatments? I learned a long time ago people with HIV/AIDS have to put back almost 3 times the amount of nutrients in high quality to survive. HIV deplete's nutrients at a weird rate! Many get sick from malnutrition on top of side effects of meds, stress & worrying "How will i afford meds this month & eat healthy?" Do you see the trend here? People with this chronic illness need to eat right in a time when everyone else is worrying about obesity. The department of food stamps will not help. They will only give the minimum amount not even worth bothering with if  your disabled on fixed income. While corruption runs ram pit in this Department of Human Resources people go under fed like a 3rd world country. So do we eat healthy or stay adherent on our HIV meds? Not everyone living with HIV/AIDS are rich and not all look like models they pick to give false representation on magazines covers making the public think if they have HIV/AIDS & look like that why should i be afraid of catching it,  they got meds for it now so i am not scared of having risk behaviors & catching HIV! That is giving the public only a 50% truth of what happens when you test HIV POSITIVE. I as a 30 year survivor have seen this thought process grow into "WHY FEAR HIV?" They got meds for it now! Some in the public agree with me on this. I have asked a few. So what do you think?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

JUST A THOUGHT?

IF MORE HIV AIDS SERVICES IN ALABAMA TENNESSEE SOUTH CAROLINA MISSISSIPPI LOUISIANA ETC BECAME MORE INTO SOCIAL MEDIA WHICH IT IS THE WAY OF THE WORLD TO GET YOUR MESSAGE OUT WE MIGHT COULD FIGHT THE STIGMA OF THE DISEASE IN THE SOUTHERN STATES MORE & LEVEL OUT THE BATTLE GROUNDS TO STOP #HIV! JUST A THOUGHT?/

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

ASK YOUR #FRIENDS TO GET #TESTED FOR #HIV AS A BUDDYTEST JUST 4 THE #SAFE OF IT! COULD SAVE UR #LIFE!

DO YOU DARE TO GO "BARE" 2 #FIGHT #HIV




IF PEOPLE ONLY KNEW.....

HIV MEDS HAVE ALOTS OF SIDE EFFECTS! SO WHEN WE SPEAK OF "TRUVADA" WILL PEOPLE STOP TAKING IT IF THEY GET SIDE EFFECTS OR THEY HAVE HEARD ABOUT THESE SIDE EFFECTS?  PLUS THE COST? THE STIGMA OF THE "PILL" MAY DETER SOME FROM USING IT? SO AS YOU SEE MANY HURTLES TO JUMP OVER FOR THIS DRUG!! SOME SAY A CONDOM IS JUST AS SAFE & CHEAPER IF PEOPLE WOULD USE THIS FORM OF CONTRACEPTION! HOW WILL POOR RURAL AREA'S PAY FOR ''TRUVADA" ? THE PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE #HIV #AIDS CAN'T EVEN GET ACCESS TO TREATMENT? SO  REALLY MAYBE THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE STUDIES DONE OF THIS SO-CALLED PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE.....ITS JUST SOMETHING TO GIVE YOU TO THINK ABOUT?//

HIV funding gives care to 122 patients on Alabama waiting list | HIV-Aids Help

HIV funding gives care to 122 patients on Alabama waiting list | HIV-Aids Help LETS THANK THOSE #HIV WARRIORS IN ALABAMA WHO FOUGHT THIS FIGHT TO GET MORE FUNDING FOR WAITING LIST GAP & THANK YOU TO #AIDS #ALABAMA AGENCY STAFF & PEOPLE TWEETING FOR A CAUSE TO MAKE SURE ALABAMIANS GET THEIR MEDICINES!

A COMMON THREAD!

Even when you think you have it bad all you have to do is look at those suffering around you it will bring you back to earth when your ego gets carried away.....you learn #GRATTITUDE it doesn't matter what your iving with #HIV #AIDS #CANCER #HEARTDISEASE #ALS ECT we all have one common connection thats is #GOD #COMPASSION #LOVE we are really in this fight together! Give someone a #hug today it will not kill you! It might save you!!!!!

STOP HIV SOUTH USA

STOP HIV SOUTH USA

Monday, July 30, 2012

WHY DO WE SEND MILLIONS AWAY?

WHY DO WE SEND MILLIONS TO OTHER COUNTRIES WHEN SOME DONOT HAVE NO #HIV SERVICES IN THE SOUTH? HALF OF WHAT WE SEND TO OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD WOULD HELP MANY IN RURAL TOWNS ACROSS SOUTHERN USA!        STOP THE MADNESS!!!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I HAVE HAD AIDS 30 YEARS NOW! FROM ALABAMA

I HAVE TO LIVE IN ANOTHER STATE WHERE MY FAMILY CANNOT WATCH OVER ME WHEN I GET SICK THESE DAYS! THIS BECAUSE IF I MOVED TO ALABAMA I WOULD BE STEPPING BACK INTO THE 1990'S QUALITY OF SERVICES. IVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH OTHER ALABAMINS LIVING WITH AIDS AND THEY SAY SAMETHING! THEY HEAR OF DOCTORS STILL DISCRIMINATING & WILL NOT TREAT HIV PATIENTS OR WILL NOT FOLLOW UP WITH THEM TO POINT THESE PATIENTS SUFFER! I DON'T MEAN TO TALK BAD BUT THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS PEOPLE IVE KNOWN WHO HAVE LIVED THERE TO HAVE HAD TO MOVE TO GET QUALITY CARE BECAUSE SERVICES THAT WERE NOT UP TO OTHER CITY STANDARDS. I JUST WANT MORE DONE IN RURAL AREAS! STOP WITH THIS HIV MOBILE UNITS & SATELITE CLINICS THAT IS NOT ENOUGH FOR SOMEONE THAT IS SUFFERING FROM AIDS! IT HAS TO CHANGE ITS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO AMERICA! YOU HAVE TO HAVE LIVED WITH AIDS SERVICES IN BIG CITIES LIKE I HAVE AND LIVE IN SMALL TOWNS IN RURAL ALABAMA TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE, GIVE ME SOME RESPECT I WAS IN THE FIRST CASES IN ALABAMA TO TEST HIV. IVE LIVED THROUGH DISCRIMATION IN WAYS YOU READ ABOUT IN HISTORY BOOKS, THROWN OUT INTO THE STREETS CAUSE I TESTED HIV IN BIRMINGHAM AL.    THEN  9 YEARS AGO WHERE I WAS TREATED LIKE I HAD AN AIRBORNE PLAGUE IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA HOSPITAL I WAS FORCED PHYSICALLY INTO A CONTAMINATION ROOM IT SCARED ME SO BAD I RAN TO ATLANTA GA OUT OF FEAR OF WHAT IT IS LIKE IN ALABAMA FOR HIV PEOPLE. I JUST WANNA COME HOME TO ALABAMA & HAVE QUALITY OF HIV SERVICES I GET HERE IN ATLANTA GA BUT IN MY HOME STATE!    ALABAMA GOVERNOR & SENATORS PLEASE HELP FUND MORE THOROUGH SOCIAL SERVICES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV AIDS & TERMINAL DISEASES!                     ASK ME QUESTIONS I WILL ANSWER YOU EMAIL @ SUNINMYEYE@GMAIL.COM 

TRUCKCHASERS

         My names ''Joe" I was born and raised in Alabama in backwoods small town. I am 50 yrs old now with plenty mileage under my belt. I have blond & grey hair now with piercing blue eyes I wear stache & goatee with sideburns for my disguise to look straight even though I'm bisexual & i date women. i grew up around uncles who like to play with kids if you know what i mean "wink" so since I've gotten older i haven't lost my taste in rugged married men or straight acting cross country truck drivers.  They call my type "truck chasers" men who like to service male truckers at rest areas, truck stops and all night dinners usually on an exit off the highways & byways! I know its 2012 but i love the feeling of busting one with hot masculine men who probably got a long haul across country & needing relief in the form i offer "hint HINT" smiling to myself cause many hot memories passing from over the years give me a rush! I don't care?
      TRUCK CHASERS; give bj's,anal taking or giving, & allots more some will wear women's clothes to help the hot truckers out! Because we are service providers just like most hospitality services. I have had some really hot daddies over the years. A few were regulars. Some would bring me thank you gifts as though i was their wives helping them out on those lonely over road trips... Over the years things have changed some cause of the Internet, they set up meets with you on sex sites at truck stops they will be near, that maybe near you they are eager cause the tension is built up & they wanna bust several with several men. transsexuals women working the places they frequent. I love the feeling of anticipating some new strange meat that i can conquer it give me rushes like doing poppers! They love natural if you know what i mean? Not using a rubber is the best feeling being in a truck bent over having hot unsafe sex reminds me of the 80's not having a care just getting some hot sex with nameless strangers several times a night.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

SAY IT & DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT , LOTS OF LIP SERVICE!

Pres. Bill Clinton:

The next biggest problem we have with AIDS is in the American South, where I'm sad to say since it's my home region, there's still too much stigma. Stigma against men who have sex with men, against sex workers, against people who are drug users, where this is not treated enough like a public health problem.

And that, plus the poverty, plus the disprop­ortionately high percentage of people in our country, in the South, who live in rural areas and therefore have some of the same access problems that people in Africa and Southeast Asia and other places, have created a big problem for us.

-- President Bill Clinton addressing the closing plenary session of the 2012 Interna­tional AIDS Conference in Washing­ton, DC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ALL THE MONEY IN THE SOUTH FOR HIV AIDS SERVICES GOES INTO SOMEONES POCKETS, INSTEAD OF HELPING POOR IN SOUTHERN RURAL TOWNS ..I MOVED TO ATLANTA,GA AWAY FROM FAMILY BECAUSE I COULDN'T GET CARE FOR ME A 30 YR AIDS SURVIVOR & I WOULD LOVE TO LIVE CLOSER TO THEM BUT IF I DID I WOULD LOSE CRITICAL SERVICES A LONGTERM SURVIVOR NEEDS. MANY DOCTORS DISCRIMINATE IN THE NORTHERN, NORTHEASTERN, SOUTHEASTERN PARTS OF ALABAMA,MISSISSIPPI,LOUISIANA,TENNESSEE, AND MANY MORE AREAS. PEOPLE HAVE TO DRIVES 100'S OF MILES TO GET SUBPAR CARE IN THESE AREAS OR BE SUBJECTED TO 3RD WORLD MOBILE SATELITE CLINICS WHILE BIG CITIES GET ALL SERVICES THEY NEED & ABUSE THE SYSTEM. WHEN YOU GOING TO GET OF YOUR ARSES & CHANGE THIS AMERICA ? STOP SENDING ALL THE MONEY OVERSEAS HELP YOUR OWN FOR A CHANGE & DO MORE OVERSIGHT WITH THE CROOKED PEOPLE IN AIDS SERVICES STEALING AND OVER PAYING THEMSELVES INSTEAD OF PUTTING FUNDS INTO SERVICES! LET OUR PEOPLE HAVE SOME DIGNITY THEIR LAST FEW YEARS ON THIS EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Friday, July 27, 2012

LETS GIVE THANKS TO ALL WHO WENT TO AIDS2012 TO FIGHT FOR CHANGE!

I GIVE THANKS TO ALL OUR TWEETER SOCIAL NETWORK FIGHTERS & OUR PIRATES & POZARMY, WARRIORS OF ALL KINDS WHO GAVE A VOICE & A FACE TO HIV/AIDS PEOPLE LIVING & THOSE WHO PASSED..............YOU ARE ALL GREAT...I MYSELF THANK YOU, BUT AS YOU KNOW THE WAR IS NOT OVER! IT HAS JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT STIGMA! AND TO FIND A CURE SO LETS ALL BE TOGETHER UNITED UNTIL THE END!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT FIGHT!

SELF-LOVE

the instinct or tendency to seek one's own well-being or to further one's own interest......COULD THIS HELP IN FIGHT AGAINST #HIV #INFECTIONS?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

WHERE HAS THE SERVICES GONE IN RURAL SOUTHERN USA?

I was born and raised in Alabama. I get to visit over their from Atlanta,Ga couple times a year. When their i observe how people still struggle for medical care period not to mention specialized #HIV care you have to drive 100 miles to receive an that is sub-par by inner city standards! They seem more worried about roads in Alabama Mississippi Tennessee Louisiana and North panhandle of Florida! When did the quality of life become second or third to a road? I think its the country Good ole Boys way of thinking #HIV #AIDS is a gay disease when it is becoming more epidemic of Women now! Guess it has to be one of their family members before they provide funding for programs for HIV AIDS Services. I say this is outrage against human rights in America to have equal quality care as all do in inner cities and northern states. Americans have to decide do we eat or pay for medicine? This is a travesty that the government fat boys are doing this to our country! Does it not piss you off? Well it needs to change & we the people have to force this change! Tell them lets not fix this bumpy road this year lets help someone get medical services and social service living with HIV AIDS! OK  Just keep TWEETING on TWITTER until they hear us!                                                   

A WORD FROM ME A POZ PERSON!

You can't catch #HIV by saying the #WORD ! But you can if you practice #RISKY behaviors!

DJ Louie G - Power 106 - Getting an HIV test with AHF

Confidential, free, HIV Testing. Find a testing location near you.

Confidential, free, HIV Testing. Find a testing location near you.  DO YOU KNOW YOUR STATUS? CHECK OUT TO SEE IF LOCATION IS NEAR YOU TO GET FREE HIV TEST AT THE  LINK...KNOW YOUR STATUS! YOU MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE & SOMEONE ELSES!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ID LIKE SOMEONE TO DESIGN MY AIDSQUILT?

I CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY & WOULD HOPE SOMEONE WOULD OFFER TO WORK WITH ME TO DESIGN AND CREATE IT FOR ME PLEASE. I LIVE IN ATLANTA, GA IVE BEEN HIV 30 YRS & DON'T WANT TO WAIT TILL ITS TOO LATE! PLEASE COMMENT IF YOU WILL AND WE CANT TALK FURTHER BY EMAIL? MY NAME IS TOM, YOU CAN PUT YOUR NAME AS DESIGNER ON IT.                                THANK YOU 

Talking about HIV can be hard.

When you find out you have HIV, it is very important to find people who will support and encourage you. Your healthcare provider (usually a doctor or nurse practitioner), partner, husband or wife, parents, brothers, sisters, children, and friends are all good choices. But reaching out to others can be hard. You may feel angry, ashamed, or afraid. You may be unsure if you should tell other people. Or maybe you want to tell them, but you don’t know how.                                                                                                                               Having a support system is very important. It can help you have a positive outlook and lead a healthier life with HIV. Patients who have the support of family and friends may be healthier longer than those who do not.                                                                                                

Monday, July 23, 2012

A Bachelor of Arts Degree in HIV-AIDS: A self-Educational Guide

A Bachelor of Arts Degree in HIV-AIDS is a complete guide for people living with HIV-AIDS. This Self-Educational Guide is the easy way to learn and get all of the facts about HIV-AIDS from A-Z. under one cover. Today, People are living longer, healthier HIV-positive lives because of the progress done in research and the many Antiretroviral medications that are now available and approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). There is a small group of HIV patients who develop AIDS very slowly, or never at all. This book was written so that, you too, may be one of them. This book tells you everything you need to know from prevention to cure.
Whether HIV-AIDS has been around for 30 years or 100 years, the reality is that it is still a threat, now more than ever, and it appears not to be going away for some time to come. Approximately 5,000,000 people are affected Worldwide with HIV of which 1,200,000 are Americans. HIV is not the only incurable, terminal disease out there because Hepatitis C has joined it's rank, and it is estimated that 1-9 African American males between the ages of 40-49 are infected with Hepatitis C which can be transmitted by oral, anal, or vaginal sex. This disease can be treated with medications for a long period, but eventually, it kills by cirrhosis of the liver, kidney failure, or Pancreatic cancer. Both of these terminal diseases are discussed in this Guide, extensively, because, ultimately, anyone who has tested positive for HIV, and who has, also, contracted Hepatitis C is, immediately, diagnosed with Full-Blown AIDS. You are Greater than AIDS because it is preventable.

MY AIDS 2012 VIDEO CAST TO FIGHT #HIV



Plenary: Ending the Epidemic: Turning the Tide Together - Live Webcast: 08:30 - 10:30

7/23/2012 • Washington, DC

Sunday, July 22, 2012

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO A POTENTIAL SEX PARTNER!

"PUT A SLEEVE ON IT OR LEAVE ON IT"! STOP THE SPREAD OF HIV STARTING WITH YOURSELF!               logo by T. GREEN 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

SOUTHERN & FINDING OUT IM #HIV

IF YOU ARE DIAGNOSED WITH HIV?  IT CAN FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE LOST A FRIEND OR A FAMILY MEMBER!  WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED 30 YEARS AGO I REMEMBER CRYING & MY HEART HURT SO BAD! I FELT I HAD LOST EVERYTHING; LIFE,LOVE,HAPPINESS,BODY & SOUL .. I WAS LUCKY I HAD A LADY WITH ME THAT LET ME CRY ALL DAY ON AND OFF UNTIL I SLOWED DOWN BUT MY HEART HURT FELT BROKEN LIKE I HAD HAD A HEART ATTACK!  WHEN WE ARE DIAGNOSED WITH ANY LIFE CHANGING DISEASE WE ALWAYS FEEL A LOSS. I WAS SO LUCKY I HAD JUST GOTTEN SOBER  & CLEAN! BUT MOST ARE NOT AT THIS STAGE WHEN THEY FIND OUT THEIR HIV STATUS . SOME ARE NOT THINKING WITH COPING SKILLS , ITS MORE LIKE THEY THINK THEY ARE THINKING HOW CAN I NUMB THE PAIN OR FORGET THIS TRAUMATIC EVENT WITH GETTING DRUNK OR HIGH! BUT ONCE YOU GET PAST THIS YOU SEE YOUR STILL HERE & STILL HIV. SO YOU ASK WHAT DO I DO NOW? WHICH DIRECTION DO I GO WITH MY LIFE DO I JUST GO AHEAD AND DIE OR SHOULD I LIVE AND FIGHT? HOW ARE PEOPLE GOING TO TREAT ME? CAN PEOPLE TELL I HAVE HIV? DO I TELL MY FAMILY? MY PARTNER IF I HAVE ONE? AM I A FILTHY PERSON? HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO LIVE? I STILL HAVE TO WORK! WILL THE MEDS WORK FOR ME? WILL THEY MAKE ME SICK? WILL I BE LOVED EVER AGAIN? NO ONE WILL WANT ME! WILL I BE ABLE TO HAVE CHILDREN? ……                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             WELL IT CAN HURT A ALLOTS! WHEN I HAD GOTTEN PAST MY FIRST STAGE OF NEWLY DIAGNOSES , I ASKED WHAT NOW? WELL FOR ME I WENT THROUGH UPS & DOWNS UPS & DOWNS OF MORNING LOSS LIKE I HAD LOST MY BEST FRIEND! THAT LASTED 6 MONTHS THEN I JUST WOKE UP LIKE IT WAS BRIGHT AND SUNNY ONE DAY! I THOUGHT TO MYSELF WHAT DO I DO NOW? ONE THOUGHT CAME TO MY MIND I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING I WANTED TO DO! BUT SOBER & CLEAN…DO YOU KNOW THE "SAYING STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES" CAME TO MIND. I STARTED SEEING THE WORLD IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT. THE SUN WAS BEAUTIFUL, THE SKY WAS BLUE THAN I REMEMBERED, SUNRISES I THOUGHT WERE SHOWING OFF JUST FOR ME! GREEN LEAVES SEEMED GREENER! WOW, HAD THEY ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS? BUT REMEMBER I WAS REALISTIC TO BEING NEW IN RECOVERY. HAD TO KEEP FROM SETTING ON A WOBBLY PEDESTAL & NOT FALLING BACK INTO DRUGS & ALC USE AGAIN. NOT TO SAY I TRIPPED LIKE 2 TIMES BUT THEN I'M LIKE I GOTTA LOVE THIS BODY OF MINE! I HAVE TO NOT MAKE HIV MAD. BECAUSE I FELT IT WAS A BEING LIVING IN ME COHABITATION, SO WE HAD TO GET ALONG IF I DID ANYTHING “HIV” WOULD GET UPSET THEN I WOULD PAY FOR IT BY GETTING SICK…………                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GRATITUDE, BECAME A HUGE WORD IN MY VOCABULARY. FIRST I HAD TO ASK MYSELF WHAT AM I GRATEFUL FOR? HERE I AM AN ADDICT IN RECOVERY, I HAVE THE TERRIBLE “BUG” “HIV” BIG QUESTION WHAT NOW?        THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF MY STORY I WILL GO BACK & FORTH BECAUSE MY MEMORY ISN’T LIKE IT USE TO BE, HOPE YOU STICK WITH MY ON THIS JOURNEY. ASK ME QUESTIONS I AM HERE TO PASS ON HOPE FOR ALL OF YOU NEW OR OLD TIME POZ PEEPS!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             TOM THE POZ  LONG-TERM SURVIVOR.                         " IT'S NOT OVER "       

"Dan Rather Reports: It's A Southern Thing"

SOUTHERNER:WHAT WILL YOU DO TO PROTECT YOU FROM HIV?