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IN 2012 1.2 MILLION AMERICANS WERE LIVING WITH HIV / AIDS.
DURING THAT SAME TIME ON 19 PERCENT OF THOSE AMERICANS WERE RECEIVING THE PROPER CARE NEEDED.
THE SAD PART IS MANY OF THEM CONTRACTED FROM THE PARTNERS [HUSBAND / WIFE] HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?
ON THE SHOW TODAY WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS DISEASE FROM THE EYES OF A YOUNG LATER WHOM WAS GIVEN HIV BY HER HUSBAND.
COME JOIN US FOR A VERY ENLIGHTENING AND INFORMATIVE SHOW.
WITH SPECIAL GUEST: RENEE LADY BYRD BURGESS
HIV N AIDS INFECTED AND AFFECTED FAMILIES
The church must see that the story of AIDS is not about epidemiology, economics, or statistics. Rather it is the story of pain, anguish, fear, and neglect.
Counseling is the second area of opportunity for the church to work with those infected with the HIV virus and AIDS. They and their families are in serious need.
The stigma against HIV is alive and well in the US and the world, and no where does this play out more poignantly than in the thousands of orphans with HIV. Adoptive parents are often afraid of adopting a child with HIV. How sick will these children be? What is their life expectancy? How much risk do they pose to other family members? Our guest are Dr. Jan Piatt, Medical Director at the Bill Holt Pediatric HIV Clinic at Phoenix Children's Hospital , Kate Foley, Social Worker and Associate Director of Outreach at Spence-Chapin Adoption Agency, and Traci Heim a Director for Project HOPEFUL, a nonprofit bringing education and encouragement for those adopting children with HIV. She is also a parent to 10 children through adoption, including a child with HIV.
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here: Blog summary of the show Highlights More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Anthony Johnson is a community advocate, a volunteer with a number of organizations, creator and organizer of an HIV social/support group, and 18 year survivor of HIV. A few years ago I was ready to end my life because of the health issues I was facing and the isolation I was dealing with. I have fought that and am now in the best health I have ever been in (physically, emotionally, and spiritually). One of the things I have done is to publicize my life living with HIV and the obstacles I have overcome though different local and national campaigns and media interviews. The reason for this is to reduce stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and help people understand that though this is now a manageable disease in many ways, there are still issues that many of us face. We should not live in fear and shame for having a very HUMAN condition. I am also a fulltime student earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology and only have a few more weeks to go. I am excited because I know that the next part of my journey will be just as AMAZING as the last.
There are so many myths about HIV and many people in America are not educated on the truth of the disease. Gerald Quick, HIV lecturer, will speak about the truth of the disease, and answer questions callers may have regarding testing and so-called cures. Call into the show thursday March 28 2013 @630-7pm 347 989 0761.
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Thank You for joining us today for another episode of 'Be A Healthy Caregiver' hosted by 'The Bow Tie Guy' Chris MacLellan.
Today we welcome Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Steven Schwabish to our show.
Today topic: HIV, People Think It Is Over!
Steven has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over 30 years and has been HIV + for 27 of those years. Recent studies indicate that there is an increase of HIV cases in seniors. People think HIV is over, but it's never over!
Through is personal and professional experiences, Steven has a keen understanding of the effects of this insidious disease. Steven will lead is in conversation in regards to his diagnosis, his care and how he has been able to survive for 27 years with the HIV virus. Additionally, Steven will be able to talk about HIV through the eye of a clinician who has worked in the trenches with HIV.
Through our conversation with Steven, we will all learn how to 'Be A Healthy Caregiver!'
Tonight Robert & Jeromy will be discussing HIV Criminalization with Robert Suttle and Tami Haught
Robert Suttle was convicted under Louisiana’s HIV-specific criminal statute after accepting a plea bargain and served six months in a Louisiana prison for HIV non-disclosure to a former partner, with whom he had a contentious relationship. Upon his release in January 2011, he has become engaged in anti-criminalization advocacy work.Today he is now assistant director of The SERO Project, a new nonprofit initiative combating HIV criminalization, stigma, and discrimination, promoting the empowerment of people with HIV, providing support to those charged or at risk of being prosecuted.
Tami Haught is the Community Organizer for Community HIV/Hepatitis Advocates of Iowa Network (CHAIN) the lead advocacy group in Iowa working to modernize Iowa's HIV specific criminalization law. Tami is also President of Positive Iowans Taking Charge, the lead educational, emotional and social support group for Iowans living with HIV/AIDS. She is on several other boards including the SERO Project Board of Directors and USPLHIV Caucus.
YouTube's outspoken HIVchick, Janine Brignola, is a mother, college student, public speaker, HIV activist and advocate, and she is also HIV positive. Janine has spent the last six plus years since she was diagnosed learning what she could about HIV itself, the stigma attached to HIV, and how HIV affects the lives of those diagnosed positive.
Follow Nicholas Snow on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and at his official website.
Join Heart Secrets as we speak with Reggie Smith and his wife as they share their love and life living with HIV. Reggie says that "Freedom is at the core of my being. I advocate for spiritual, mental and physical wellness, awareness and the recovery of our right relationship with the Most High!"
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