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Friday PozAttitudes Group Movie: Dec. 10, 2010

THE TOURIST

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell, Timothy Dalton

Showing at: GATEWAY THEATRE, 1820 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 | (954) 763-7994

Starts at: 7:30 PM, Meet inside lobby at 7:10 PM.

Those wanting to eat/drink together will meet in lobby after the movie.

Johnny Depp stars as an American tourist whose playful dalliance with a stranger leads to a web of intrigue, romance and danger in ‘The Tourist’. During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank (Depp) unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise (Angelina Jolie), an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Genre(s):
Drama – Thriller
Runtime:
103 min

John

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Today is World AIDS Day.

The 3rd annual Candlelight Vigil will be held tonight at Hagen Park (2020 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors) starting at 7:00 PM and ending at Georgie ALibi’s Parking Lot around 9:00 PM. I urge you to attend this. I will still hold group (I believe it is my duty) but I will meet you over at the parking lot after group.

Observed December 1 each year. Dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Program on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann liked the concept, approved it, and agreed with the recommendation that the first observance of World AIDS Day should be 1 December, 1988.

The date of December 1 was selected because it was believed it was a dead spot in the news calendar, far enough removed from the November elections and soon enough before the Christmas holidays, thus a perfect period to get news media coverage and raise awareness.

Each Year, a different theme is chosen:

1988 Communication
1989 Youth
1990 Women and AIDS
1991 Sharing the Challenge
1992 Community Commitment
1993 Act
1994 AIDS and the Family
1995 Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities
1996 One World. One Hope
1997 Children Living in a World with AIDS
1998 Force for Change: World AIDS Campaign With Young People
1999 Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign with Children & Young People
2000 AIDS: Men Make a Difference
2001 I care. Do you?
2002 Stigma and Discrimination
2003 Stigma and Discrimination
2004 Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS
2005 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise
2006 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Accountability
2007 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Leadership
2008 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Lead – Empower – Deliver
2009 Universal Access and Human Rights
2010 Universal Access and Human Rights

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PozAttitudes Group Movie Night.
Friday, November 12, 2010
MORNING GLORY starring Harrison Ford & Diane Keaton.
Coral Ridge AMC Theater.
Starts at 8:00 PM, meet inside lobby at 7:40 PM.

This is a comedy with good reviews.

Those wanting to get together after show for dining/drinks will meet inside lobby after movie.

Plot: From director Roger Michell (‘Notting Hill’, ‘Venus’), producer J.J. Abrams (“Felicity,” “Alias,” “Lost,” ‘Star Trek’), and writer Aline Brosh McKenna (‘The Devil Wears Prada’, ’27 Dresses’), comes ‘Morning Glory,’ a new romantic comedy set in the in the hilarious and dysfunctional world of morning television. Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton star along with Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum.

When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller (McAdams) is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Stumbling into a job at “Daybreak” (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Ford). Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts — let alone work with his new co-host, Colleen Peck (Keaton), a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning “news.” As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky’s blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett (Wilson) begins to unravel — and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.

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We set a new record, 42 guys showed up to talk about Facial Wasting. We’re becoming the place to be. Come join us!

We defined facial wasting as the fat loss from the face and one of the components of lipodystrophy. Although it’s not exactly known what causes fat to waste from some area and redistribute in other area, as many as 48% of people taking HIV-drugs may experience it. Most doctors now believe that nucleoside analogues such as Zerit and AZT may be the cause and not Protease Inhibitors.

Reversing facial wasting can partially be accomplished by switching drugs, but this may only partially correct the damage. We discussed a couple medical procedures, Sculptra or New Fill, Radiesse and Silicone.
Silicone is not approved for facial wasting, but some doctors are using it off-label. Radiesse is temporary, but immediate. Sculptra is longer lasting, approximately two years, but takes a month or so to generate the collagen.

We watched a video from Mark S King and ‘My Fabulous Disease’ about a Facial Wasting Procedure he video taped.

We discussed the cost. Sculptra and Radiesse have Patient Assistant Programs that will provide the drug for free for low-income patients, but you would still have to pay the doctor for the procedure. This might be several hundred dollars per visit and you might require 4-6 visits.

In March, 2010, Medicare approved covering the cost of facial filling treatments for HIV patients who are depressed.

Occasionally, some local doctors offer special programs where they cover these procedures for low-income people. The Wellness Center and Project Link has made these offers public a few times. When we hear about these, we will pass the information along in the website.

We also talked about the stigma people with facial wasting feel. Athough, facial wasting itself is not a dangerous health risk, it can have a serious impact on emotional and mental health. Many people with facial wasting may feel stigmatized that the facial wasting is an “HIV tattoo” indicating to the world their HIV status. This could result in a loss of self confidence and self-esteem.

After break, we discussed the Three Thanksgiving dinners coming up. Fusion is having a Pot Luck dinner on Thursday November 18. The Wellness Center is having a Thanksgiving luncheon on Saturday November 20. And Sunshine Cathedral is having a Thanksgiving Day dinner open to all. Information of these activities are in other blogs and on our calendar.

14 or us went to Peter Pan where we continued the conversation.

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PozAttitudes Group Movie Night.
Friday, November 12, 2010
MORNING GLORY starring Harrison Ford & Diane Keaton.
Coral Ridge AMC Theater.
Starts at 8:00 PM, meet inside lobby at 7:40 PM.

This is a comedy with good reviews. See details below.

Those wanting to get together after show for dining/drinks will meet inside lobby after movie.

Comedy – 102 min.

Plot: From director Roger Michell (‘Notting Hill’, ‘Venus’), producer J.J. Abrams (“Felicity,” “Alias,” “Lost,” ‘Star Trek’), and writer Aline Brosh McKenna (‘The Devil Wears Prada’, ’27 Dresses’), comes ‘Morning Glory,’ a new romantic comedy set in the in the hilarious and dysfunctional world of morning television. Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton star along with Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum.

When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller (McAdams) is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Stumbling into a job at “Daybreak” (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Ford). Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts — let alone work with his new co-host, Colleen Peck (Keaton), a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning “news.” As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky’s blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett (Wilson) begins to unravel — and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.

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South Florida AIDS Network
Community Meeting
Everyone Welcome
HOT TOPICS:
ADAP Update (AIDS Drug Assistance Program)
Part D Plan Changes
&
“Donut Hole De-Mystification”
Opportunity for Questions/Answers
Tuesday, November 16th
5:30 PM Refreshments
6 PM Meeting
Location: Holy Cross Hospital
Sister Innocent Conference Center
Auditorium
Hospital Address: 4725 No. Federal Highway
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
Auditorium is located on the South side of the hospital
map available on website: www.holy-cross.com

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The topic for this Wednesday, 11-10-2010 is Facial Wasting. We will discuss the causes, characteristics, health implications and procedures on how to reverse it. Specifically we’ll be discussing Sculptra and Radiesse.

We will be watching a video from Mark S. King from his My Fabulous Disease log that actually shows the procedures with before and after pictures.

This should be entertaining, educational and fun, so come join us.

-Steve

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