• 01:00

    POZ I AM - Brotherhood Retreat

    in Health

    Claes Lilja shares why he started the Brotherhood Retreats. This 5-day retreat is an international gathering of HIV-positive gay and bi-sexual men who seek to enrich their lives through deeper insights, awareness and connections to both the community and oneself. We will be learning about medical, psychological and spiritual tools to help create healthier and more fulfilling lives while forging bonds and friendships with other HIV-positive gay men from different parts of the world. The program will include informational and instructional sessions as well as exercises and participation by all the attendees with attention given to the full body-mind-spirit connection. We will also have plenty of time for social activities with movie screenings, nature hikes, and some parties.

    Learn more- www.pozretreats.com

  • 01:00

    POZ I AM- Interview with Terry

    in Social Networking

    Join Robert as he interviews Terry POZIAM's featured blogger for October.

  • 01:00

    POZ I AM - Michael Mancilla -

    in Health

    Robert Breining and Jeromy Dunn will be speaking with Michael Mancilla is an openly HIV+ therapist and author of Love in the Time of HIV: Gay Men’s Guide to Sex, Dating and Relationships He has been profiled in front page stories of both The New York Times and The Washington Post and a CNN Documentary

  • 01:00

    POZ I AM -HIV DISCLOSURE

    in Social Networking

    Join Robert and Jeromy every week as they share life experiences and take calls from people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. This week's topic is Disclosure.

  • 01:00

    POZ I AM- Shawn Henderson - DC Young Poz Socials

    in Health

    Shawn Henderson is 35 years old, and has been the moderator for the DC Young Poz Socials (DCYPS) since 2004. Formed in 2003 as a response to the growing need for social support for newly diagnosed gay men in their 20’s and 30’s,
    DCYPS is a grass-roots, member sponsored social group.

    As a founding member, Shawn was asked to take lead of the group shortly before the founder relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Immediately Shawn became a vocal and visible leader as he promoted the group through flyers, palm cards, and the creation of the group’s website (www.dcyngpozsocials.com). Online membership more than doubled in a year and today boasts over 700 members.

  • 01:28

    Motherhood and HIV - Janine Brignola and Chelsea Gulden

    in Health

    Robert and Aaron will be speaking with 2 amazing Mothers this evening.


     Janine Brignola is a mother, college student, public speaker, HIV activist and advocate, and she is herself positive. Janine has spent the last four plus years since she was diagnosed learning what she could about HIV itself, the stigma attached the disease. Janine enjoys to spend as much time possible just being mommy to her four year old son and she believes that it is her privilege and honor to be his mother and to be the activist she has became.

    Later we will be joined by Chelsea Gulden White. Chelsea was diagnosed HIV positive at 21 years old between her junior and senior year In college. She was also told she was 10 weeks pregnant. HIV catapulted Chelsea into a career working with other HIV positive adolescents. She developed and implemented the first and only HIV program for youth ages 12-24. The program has yielded excellent results serving 81 youth in 2013 with 35.8% achieving am undetectable viral load when the national average for everyone in care is only 25%. Chelsea has since completed her Master's in Social Work, gotten married, & had two more children. Chelsea is very proud of her accomplishments but her 3 beautiful HIV negative boys bring her the most pride and joy.

  • 01:31

    World AIDS Day with Mark S. King

    in Health

    Mark S. King produces the funny and often controversial blog, My Fabulous Disease. He has been writing and speaking about HIV since he tested HIV positive in 1985, including the widely circulated POZ Magazine cover essay this year, "The Sound of Stigma."

  • 01:00

    POZ I AM - Alina Oswald - Author -Photographer

    in Health

    Robert Breining and Dab Garner from -Dab the AIDS Bear Project _will be speaking with Alina Oswald. Alina is a freelance writer/photographer and author living in NYC area. Her works have appeared in publications like "A&U," "NY Blade" and "Out IN Jersey" and in NYC art galleries like Visual AIDS ("Postcards from the Edge") and Leslie-Lohman ("Strike A Pose"). Her own photography show is "Backbone," hosted by 32 Jones Gallery in Jersey City. Her new books include "Journeys Through Darkness," a biography of an award-winning photographer left legally-blind by CMV retinitis and "Backbone" a collection of images celebrating queer courage, from the show with the same name.

  • 01:00

    POZ I AM - Richard Berkowitz - Sex Positive

    in Health

    Richard Berkowitz was born in Newark, New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University in 1977. An author and activist, he is probably best known for two landmark writings, which he co-authored along with Dr. Joseph Sonnabend and the late Michael Callen. First, the controversial 1982 New York Native article, "We Know Who We Are: Two Gay Men Declare War on Promiscuity" and second, the self-published 40 page manual, How to Have Sex in an Epidemic: One Approach, in May 1983, which has been hailed as the invention of safe sex and has served as the framework for safe sex campaigns ever since.

    His 2003 book, Stayin' Alive: The Invention of Safe Sex (Westview Press) tells the story of his life as a sex worker in New York City before and after AIDS. He is the last surviving co-founder of the People with AIDS self-empowerment movement, which helped sparked patient advocacy groups and breast cancer activism. His writing has appeared in dozens of publications and has been quoted, attacked, misrepresented and occasionally praised in scores of books, journals and on-line magazines
    www.sexpositive-themovie.com

  • 01:00

    POZ I AM -What is the HIV Campground Project ...?

    in Health

    Robert Breining and Jeromy Dunn will be speaking with Jeff - The founder of the HIV Campground Project. They will touch on Why Jeff created the Project and what his goals are for the future.
    http://www.hiv-campground-project.org

  • 01:00

    POZ I AM- Dab the AIDS Bear Project

    in Health

    Back in 1981 when Dab1st had friends starting to die from AIDS, the hospitals wouldn't allow visitors into the patient's room unless you wore protective garments (gowns, masks etc.) because they were afraid of this new disease and were not sure how the virus was passed. Because of this, people were usually close to death and had at least one opportunistic infection when they were diagnosed and hospitalized. You could see even seasoned health care professional recoil in fear and not wanting to touch the patients. Even close friends were hesitant or scared to visit their friends in the hospital.

    Dab started buying Gund teddy bears and giving them to friends so they wouldn't have to feel so alone, abandoned and afraid. That is how Dab the AIDS Bear Project began,
    Learn more at www.dabtheaidsbearproject.com

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