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We have all seen the reports flying across social media about a new "cure" for HIV. As a person living with HIV and as an activist, these reports drive me crazy since they are sensationalized stories used for click-bait. Media outlets know that using a keyword such as "cure" will increase the amount of traffic to there sight and so forth. I for one think that we need to remove the word "cure" from our vocabulary completely. The current state of HIV research has shown that the more we learn about HIV, the more we learn that we do not know..
Everyone wants a "cure" however what is the current state of effrots in the United States to pressure law makers, big pharma and so on to actually push even further into "cure" research? When was the last time that you went to a rally for an "HIV Cure"?
It is my opinion that each one of us must hold the media and each other accountable for recklessly throwing the c-word around. Every time the word "cure" is used, it relays that this eipdemic is over. This epidemic will not be over until we have zero new-infection. This epidemic will not be over until we have zero mother-to-child transmission (a goal that we are close to reaching).
25 year old Byron Tennell Reddick, born on March 30, 1989 is from a very small town in Mississippi called Friars Point. In his family circle he has 3 sisters and 1 brother. He graduated from Coahoma Agricultural High School. Byron is gay and he knew he was at an early age. In his own words, he explains why. “The way I knew of my preference, was because I was never attracted to women. I felt that all of the things a woman wanted from a man, I did too, such as being romantic, being protected, loved, being cared for and being submissive. That is how I came into this world feeling that way. I didn't come out until my first year of college because my biggest fear was coming out to my parents, because I knew how my mother felt about Gay people. She would make comments like, “God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve”. After hearing stuff like that made it hard for me. When I did tell her that I was Gay, she didn't understand it, but she accepted me, which made our relationship stronger than ever! My father and I still to this day, haven't talked about it”. Byron had an entourage of feminine friends who use to come and talk to him about their men problems. He says that he gave them advice on how to handle the situation until one day a friend suggested that he needed his own talk show, because being a gay man, he knew how a woman should be treated by a man. He adds that he knew how men assumed that they have the best of both worlds and at that moment, Byron says that is when it all clicked for him .
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Unfortunately, some people believe that HIV/AIDS is over. Many of us know better. While the leaders of the early movement are very visibile to some -- names like Peter Staley and Mark Harrington come to mind -- some are unsure about who will be leading the movement of tomorrow. More importantly, what will the HIV/AIDS epidemic look like in the future? Today, we will speak with four young activists who recently presented at New York City's LGBT Center about their work as young HIV/AIDS activists. We will talk with Kyle Bella, the founder of Our Viral Lives, a digital narrative project, Martez Smith, an HIV+ black public health student, Kia Labeija an artist and photographer and a part of New York City's famed House of Labeija and Charlie Ferrusi, an MPH student who hopes to enter the world of government work and make advocacy for underrepresented populations his focus.
You can follow Mathew Rodriguez on Twitter at @mathewrodriguez.
You can follow Aaron Laxton on Twitter at @aaronlaxton.
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When you open the doors to your business you do not think about closing the doors. You do not think about how important it is for your to constantly be visible outside of your 'shop'. Here today we speak with award winning, videographer Mason Price of Charlotte NC. He gives insight on the things you do not know to think about when it comes to videos and your business. He will point out how important a video is to the first encounter of your potentials clients. He even will talk about how sponsors view you when you have a video as part of your press kit.
Check out Mason's video work here.
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We will discuss what it takes to have a business or opportunity go viral. Disscussion on using social media, evoving technologies, and other methods. Show will then introduce an Opportunity that just started. We will see where it is at now and how to move at a fast pace on taking it viral. Your hosts for the show will be Serial Entrepreneur Barry White and Financial Guru Fabian Harris guest speakers will include Lord Tomer and Dr Kenneth Lewis Sr.
Jon Bonnell, an award winning director and writer from Infinite Spectrum Prodcutions. will talk about viral video production, how to create and market. Infinite Spectrum Productions is on the edge of pop culture where the lines of traditional and new media blur. Infinite Spectrum Productions is a Convergence Media Company, embracing existing and new media resources, to create high quality products for a commercially driven world.
As reported on several media outlets including ProjectQ and ImstillJosh a South Carolina HIV activist has been arrested and accused of non-disclosure. On February 19, 2015 Orr was arrested by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt reported, "The Sheriff's Office began its investigation after an officer spoke with the victim on February 5th. The victim revealed to the officer that he had unprotected sex with Orr on two occasions, December 11th and December 15th of 2014, at the Fairfield Road address. The victim told deputies that he later learned that Orr was HIV positive. Investigators determined that Orr was HIV positive prior to having sex with the victim but did not notify him of such. Warrants, which were being onstained on February 19th, charging Orr with two counts of exposing another to the HIV virus, involve only one victim."
In this epoisode Activist Aaron M. Laxton and Mathew K. Rodriguez discuss HIV and the issues regarding this case as well as what HIV Criminalization looks like Nationally.
You can find out more about HIV Criminalization by visiting The Sero Project and you may find Robert Suttles online on Twitter @i_suttle You may also visit HIV is NOT a Crime
Sound off and let us know what your thoughts are...
Aaron M. Laxton @aaronlaxton
Mathew K. Rodriguez @mathewrodriguez
Since the original air date a campaign has been started by Josh Robbin tilted #isupporrt on social media.
This week we'll be discussing the case of Chris Harris, a school board member from a small town in Northeast Texas who shared racist views on Facebook following the acquittal of Darren Wilson and rioting in Ferguson, MO. Images of those racist statements were posted to Logicast host Jared Smith's blog, where the story was picked up by the national media and went viral. The ensuing coverage has left a small town deeply divided and Chris Harris has now tendered his resignation.
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Joining host Kelly Scanlon is Anne Cull, founder of ThinkViral, a social media sales training company. Tune in to discover ways businesses can use social media to cultivate sales leads without spamming.
Anne is a Los Angeles transplant with more than 15 years of sales experience, both on and off line. Four and a half years ago, the economy tanked, and Anne saw traditional sales methods going out the window and people depending more on relationships and referrals to stay in business. With more businesses online than ever before, she filled the need for more referrals by started a social media sales training company called ThinkViral.
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