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The topic this Wednesday March 6, 2013 is Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.    I’m basing this on the 2012 HIV Treatment Guide in HIV Plus Magazine, July/August 2012 issue, page 22.   Click Here

We will discuss Acupuncture, Chinese Bitter Melon, Collodial Silver, Manganese, Massage, Vitamins, Prayer, Reflexology, Yoga, Zinc and others you may tried.

Steve

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The topic this Wednesday is Halloween and Thanksgiving.   Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away and we’re going to discuss our annual Thanksgiving Pot Luck scheduled for November 21, 2012.

Since it’s Halloween, we’re only going to have a 1 hour meeting 7:00-8:00 pm and then go over to Wilton Drive and enjoy the festivities.   So come in your Halloween costume and let’s have some fun.

Steve

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HIV and Aging

No one would argue that living a long time after receiving an HIV diagnosis is a good thing.

By the year 2015, more than 50 percent of Americans living with HIV will be older than 50.  As the availability of anti-iretroviral medications continues to expand, the rest of the world will not be far behind.  But  researchers are only beginning to understand how HIV and its treatment affects those living with HIV as they age.

Not that HIV hasn’t always been  a complicated disease for patients and their doctors to manage.

According to a study released Thursday, among people over age 45, those with HIV are more likely to have more chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer.

“Longer duration of being HIV-infected or exposed to [anti-retroviral therapy] were also associated with a higher prevalence of these chronic diseases,” said Dr. Judith Schouten of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam and lead author of the study.  Further, these diseases tended to occur five years earlier among patients with HIV than among those without HIV.

To read full article CLICK HERE  

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The topic this Wednesday is the Cure or a Vaccine for HIV/AIDS.   What are some leading candidates?   What does a cure or vaccine mean?   What is being reported and how to read the reports.

If you have information on cures or vaccines, bring them to meeting to discuss .

I found two vaccines to discuss

Medical researchers in Spain say an experimental vaccine against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has produced a 90 percent immune response among a small group of healthy human test subjects. The promising results pave the way for further clinical trials on HIV-infected volunteers.

To read article CLICK HERE 

How the vaccine works:  CLICK HERE

Lost in translation; CLICK HERE

An experimental vaccine developed by a Johnson & Johnson unit and the U.S. military protected monkeys against an animal version of the AIDS virus, a study found.    Monkeys that got the vaccine were as much as 83 percent less likely than those that got a dummy shot to become infected with simian immunodeficiency virus.

To read full article CLICK HERE.

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Today Monday, 01-16-2012 is Martin Luther King Day.  On August 28, 1963, MLK delivered one of the great speeches in American history, the I Have a Dream speech.   The topic this Wednesday is that speech.  How does that speech affect you?   Are his dreams relevant to us as Gay men and HIV positive Gay men?   What is “your dream”?   Is it to achieve marriage equality or to cure HIV or is to win the lottery.   Each person will be given a piece of paper to write down their dream and we will read them anonomously.   This will allow people to be totally honest and reflect and what their dream is.

To read and hear that speech: Click Here 

Should be an interesting and lively conversation.  Come join us and bring your dream.

Steve

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Santa Baby

December 21, 2011

Wednesday Night will have a “Dirty Santa” AND a Xmas Buffet the Wednesday (December 21, 2011) before Xmas.

Each person is to bring at least one wrapped gift (value $5.00-$10.00) and a small appetizer or dessert.

Also bring a small food item, preferably an appetizer or dessert.   This is not supposed to be a large buffet dinner.  Just a snacks.

 

Steve

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Santa today

December 21, 2011

By popular vote, we will have a “Dirty Santa” AND a Xmas Buffet the Wednesday (December 21, 2011) before Xmas.

Each person is to bring at least one wrapped gift (value $5.00-$10.00) and a small appetizer or dessert.   If you can afford to bring 2 gifts, please do, so that anyone new or who doesn’t see this email, will be able to participate in the gift exchange.

Also bring a small food item, preferably an appetizer or dessert.   This is not supposed to be a large buffet dinner.  Just a snack.

Dirty Santa Rules will follow.

Santa in his 20's

Steve

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