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The topic tonight is “Making a Plan”. If you were working in an HIV Testing and Counseling clinic and had 20 minutes to tell someone they had just tested HIV-Positive, what would you tell them to do? What are the things you wish someone had told you? Let’s create a list of things a newly diagnosed person needs to do.

I’m creating a New Page for the Web Site called NEWLY DIAGNOSED. Have a look, click Here. Tonight is your opportunity to comment on this page and help work up Part 5, Making a Plan.

-Steve

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Wellness Center of South Florida is starting a new Co-Infected (HIV/Hep C) forum.

Time is Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Dinner and Refreshments
7:30-9:00 PM

Facilitators:
Phil Younger & ‘Pup’ Lorenzo D’Oria

2921 NE 6th Avenue
Wilton Manors, FL 33334

Email: wcslink@ cs.com

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The numbers for the ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program) Waiting List for Broward County was sent out on 09-13-2010.

292 patients were on the the ADAP Waiting List in Broward County as of 09-10-2010.

281 patients were on the the ADAP Waiting List in Broward County as of 09-03-2010.

This is up 21 patients from August 27, 2010 when 271 patients were on the Waiting List.

For information on how to contact the Broward County Health Department, go to HIV Resources in this Web Site.

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POZ Magazine and poz.com are the nation’s leading publication and website about HIV/AIDS. Offering unparalleled editorial excellence, POZ and poz.com are identified by our readers as their most trusted sources of information about the disease.

Serving the community of people living with and those affected by HIV/AIDS since 1994, POZ chronicles the AIDS pandemic domestically—and around the world.

Offering daily news, treatment updates, personal profiles, investigative features, videos, blogs and an extensive online social network that includes POZ Personals (85,000 members and counting); community forums (that are moderated and active 24/7); and a private, peer-to-peer mentoring program, POZ addresses the wide spectrum of needs of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

From the newly diagnosed to long term survivors, from very young people to people aging with the virus, from people in the highest tax bracket to those on disability, POZ provides a platform for the HIV community to speak to one another, and the world at large.

Together POZ and poz.com reach more than 70 percent of all people living in the United States who are aware that they are HIV positive. The magazine and website are also read by people who wish to know more about the disease, people who are considering getting tested for the disease, people who wish to prevent themselves from getting HIV and the staff and management of AIDS service organizations and HIV testing sites, and doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers.

More than 150,000 copies of POZ are distributed at thousands of doctors’ offices and AIDS service organizations nationwide. The magazine is also distributed at the world’s most important and well-attended conferences focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and community issues.

The information on this website does not replace the advice of a health care professional.

Go to:
http://www.poz.com/

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Sunday Morning, 8-22-2010

Each week, more of us from The Group are attending the Sunshine Cathedral Sunday morning service. We’ve now filled up one pew. It’s really nice to spend Sunday morning with a bunch of friends doing something fun, healthy & truly inspirational. Come join Lain, Bob, Tom, Derek, Jimmy, Keith, Kevin, Steve and others at the 10:30 service some Sunday and see if this is for you.

After the service we walked over to the Church’s social room to speak about the service, meet some others, and to grab some snacks (sandwiches, cakes, cookies, veggies…) before heading out to Peter Pan for a Group Brunch. I hate eating on an empty stomach!

Other guys from the Group are finding inspiration at the Unity Church in Victoria Park and at Center for Spiritual Living at 26th Street and 15th Ave in Wilton Manors. Both deliver an uplifting, positive message as well.

– Steve

From the Service:

The Rev. Durell Watkins‘ sermon, titled “UpLifting” spoke of compassion and the power to heal.

“Religion isn’t meant to make us hate ourselves. It isn’t meant to make us hate other people who practice their understanding of the divine differently. It isn’t meant to make us condemn the unchurched, or those of other churches, or those who worship in synagogues, or in mosques…Religion is meant to help us stand tall with hope and dignity. Religion is meant to bring us together so we can help one another stand tall with dignity and hope and love.”

“When the world bends the truth about the sacred value of women, of same-gender loving people, of gender variant people, of our brothers and sisters in or from the middle east, when the world bends the truth of God’s unconditional love while using the language of vengeance and hatred…when depression, homophobia, illness, abuse, slander, or any condition bends us down, we can be sure the will of God is for us to return to wholeness and for us to be raised up to hope and joy and empowerment…and no abusively misused biblical text can change that truth.”

“...we are in the lifting up business…not tearing down, not wearing down, not breaking down, but lifting up. And as we lift up others, we ARE the good news.

“The Good News Affirmed
When I am down, I can be raised back up.
Nothing can keep me down forever.
The power of hope lifts me up today.
And I share hope to uplift others.”

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The Immune Power Personality - 7 Traits You Can Develop to Stay Healthy

“Realizing our authentic selves is among the most powerful health prescriptions we can adopt.”

Henry Dreher Book, The Immune Power Personality, outlines seven personality traits that are linked to strong immune functions. The healing personality and the healthy immune system both demonstrate qualities of (1) Keen Attention; (2) Expressive Communication; (3) Hardiness; (4) Assertiveness; (5) Trust; (6) Helping; and (7) Self-Complexity. The congruence between our psychological and immunological systems suggest that both are devoted to the same overriding goals for our organisms: balance and harmony, communication and connectedness, and maintaining our bodymind integrity.

“The Immune Power Personality handles stressful events not with denial, but with acceptance, flexibility, and a willingness to learn and grow. These characteristics prevent the Immune Power Personality from breaking down emotionally and physically in the midst of life crises. Psychologists have long documented the role of healthy traits in maintaining a healthy state of mind. Now mind-body scientists are demonstrating the role of healthy traits in maintaining a healthy state of body.”

“Hypnosis and meditation fine-tune our attention and connection to bodymind states. Relaxation, biofeedback, and guided imagery enhance our sense of control. Cognitive therapies increase hardiness by changing a relentlessly negative perspective into a more positive one. Group and individual therapy nourishes our capacity to confide, and to assert ourselves.”

Participation in a Group may facilitate healing by evoking people’s resiliency characteristics. “Being in a Group with others undergoing the same fears and anguish creates an atmosphere in which people’s’ strengths — their self-care, compassion, and fighting spirit — can flourish.”

Read Henry Dreher’s Article at: TheBody.com

Purchase the book, The Immune Power Personality at Amazon.com

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Join hundreds of GAY Men for this years National Gay Men’s Health Summit, August 25-30, 2010, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Lots of workshops, information sharing, and activites/dinners. FREE for residents of Miami/Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties!

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