November 28th 1985, I was told by my doctor to inform my
family, arrange my finances and funeral, I had six months
to live! After four years of living in fear, my life
took a dramatic turn and I embarked on a spiritual journey
from fear to love! Healing does not necessarily mean
cure of disease, but healing our mind and transforming our
body to realize its full potential, joy and purpose. Learning
about the influence that our thoughts have on our life and
health, from breakdown to breakthrough. Living today as
healthy and as fully as you can, mentally, emotionally,
physically and spiritually. The Abundance
of Life does not come from what one can provide for oneself,
but it is provided in our connectedness.
We don't usually look at AIDS (or any life threatening
illness) as an opportunity. But, without diminishing the
seriousness of the disease or sentimentalizing its impact,
it can be "a wake up call".
We know many of our youth are having sex and will have sex in the
future. To teach abstinence without including education on the
need for a condom and how to use a condom will lead to more HIV
and STD infections. Education is the key!
Around the world the use
of condoms is seen as a trusted weapon in the prevention of HIV
infection, however, these efforts are often hampered by religious
beliefs. Article continues >>>Medical News TODAY
Not Everyone, Who Becomes Infected With HIV, Originates From A 'High Risk' Groupby Bradford McIntyre
Everyone is at risk of infection and worldwide infection rates show that HIV is infecting men,
women and children of all ages. Millions of people, who were not considered to be 'high risk', are now infected. The outdated
and inaccurate messages that continue to be broadcast contribute globally to a false sense of security. Article continues >>> Medical News Today
HIV PREVENTION - Our Voices ARE Necessary
by Bradford McIntyre
How can there be any real understanding about HIV and AIDS
prevention, without the necessary information reported?
reported in the news is minimal, at a time when it needs
to be at the forefront! Why is this?
Money is being spent trying to determine ways to provide HIV prevention but in order to reach everyone; HIV needs to be in the news!
Individuals should not have to suffer all losses due to illness! Men, women and children are suffering with HIV/AIDS.
We need to assure that these people are cared for, not discriminated against! We must provide funds for proper nutrition, housing and health care for
these individuals to aid and contribute to their well-being. We need to get rid of the false perceptions and judgments.
Like Doreen Millman said in
Vancouver at the 1996 AIDS Conference in reference to how a 63 year old grandmother got AIDS. She said, "It just doesn't matter!" Neither does an
individual's race, religion or sexual orientation matter! Don't look for differences; look at how we can help one another. Article continues >>> Pambazuka News