There Is Life After HIV

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There Is Life After HIV

It took me a long time to gather the courage to narrate my story. Painful as it is, it has helped inspire a lot of people especially those living with HIV. Growing up in an upper middle class family, life was good. My brother and I had everything we ever wanted. Toys, Cars, money, a live-in maid, a gardener, you name it. When I was 19 I used to have sex with all the maids my mum employed. But little did I know this particular maid was HIV+.  Neither did we know our whole family was promiscuous. As it turns out, my father also slept with her behind my mother’s back. My mother also cheated with the gardener. So when the maid infected my dad, he infected my mum, who in turn infected the gardener.

Everyone living in that compound was HIV+, yet no one had an idea. My mum was the first to get sick and after getting tested and confirming she had HIV, asked everyone to get tested. What sorrow befell our family after our results came out?

The maid and the gardener both ailed out. A few years later my parents passed away. My brother turned to alcohol and all sorts of drugs. He died after some time. Luckily for me, I changed my life and started taking medication. I am now 45, healthy, still on medication and running a successful business, I hope others continue to learn from my story and know life goes on after infection.

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Celebrities with HIV

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List of Famous HIV Positive Celebrities

People contracted by HIV are struggling with the lifetime burden of it’s symptoms. It is known that it is a sexually transmitted disease. Mostly men are affected by HIV because of male-to-male contact which is common through gay and bisexual men. Aside from sexual contact, the virus can also be pass to a person through contact with infected blood, semen, and vaginal fluids.

Everyone can be a victim of this lifelong infectious disease. Even those people who have a great name in the entertainment industry can be contracted. However, HIV is only prevalence to those who are engage in multiple sexual partners, and those men that are in homosexual relationships that doesn’t use any protection during make out.

Many people have died with HIV. It is also known that there are celebrities that are living and died with this disease as well. You might want to go over the list below to find why if one of your favorite celebrities have HIV.

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Viktor Luna

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The designer and star of reality TV show “Project Runway” admitted to being HIV positive on camera. He contacted the virus seven years earlier.

Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson was one of the first major celebrities to publicly reveal he was HIV positive. He was the leading man in many 1950’s and 1960’s films. His statement in 1985 claimed the actor contracted HIV from a blood transfusion during an earlier operation, but it was rumored that Hudson was secretly homosexual and contracted the disease through unprotected sex.

Andy Bell

Erasure’s singer announced on 2004 that since 1998 he was HIV positive. He does a lot of charity work regarding the disease.

Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John may not be HIV positive himself, believes he should now be dead from Aids like his friends Freddie Mercury or Rock Hudson. For years he was addicted to drugs and drink and put himself at high risk of contracting HIV by his behavior. For the past 20 years he runs the Elton John Aids Foundation trying to help stop the epidemic.

Jim J. Bullock

American actor and comedian learned that he was HIV positive in 1985, and has been living with it ever since.

Andrew Sullivan

British author, journalist and Blogger, Sullivan calls himself a part of the “bear” gay community and openly admits to being HIV positive.

Mondo Guerra

Another designer who exposed himself in one of the episodes of reality TV show “Project Runway” has been living with HIV since 2000.

Greg Louganis

The Olympic Diver is openly gay and admitted to being HIV positive since 1988.

Charlie Sheen

Sheen admitted he’s been diagnosed with the Virus since 2011, and payed millions of dollars to keep this bit of news under the media radar.

Holly Johnson

In 1991 the Frankie Goes to Hollywood singer was diagnosed as HIV positive.

Jerry Herman

Famed composer and lyricist was diagnosed with HIV way back in 1985, and has been living with it ever since.

Danny Pintauro

Danny is mostly remembered as Jonathan Bower on the sitcom Who’s the Boss?. He appeared on Oprah’s show and revealed he had HIV since 2003.

Chuck Panozzo

In 2001, The Styx co-founder surprised his fans by announcing that he was not only gay but was also living with HIV and AIDS.

Chris Smith

The British politician and former member of the Parliament was the first openly gay British Cabinet Minister, and is HIV positive since 1987.

Magic Johnson

One of the most famous basketball players in history announced he was HIV positive in 1991 and helped dispel some of the stereotypes regarding the Virus.

Freddie Mercury

In 1991, Queen front man Freddie Mercury was the first major rock star to die from complications from AIDS. Only days before, he had released an international statement about his illness.

Miley Cyrus

No, she doesn’t have AIDS nor is she HIV positive, but Cyrus loans lots of time and support to battling the disease via the Elton John AIDS Foundation and AMFAR (the American Foundation for AIDS Research).

Easy-E

NWA Rapper Eazy-E died very young from AIDS complications in 1995, only a month after he got to the hospital with what he believed to be asthma.

Gil-Scott Heron

Heron was a well known musician, author and poet, famous especially for his soul and jazz music. He was diagnosed in 2008 and died in 2011 at the age of 62.

Keith Haring

Keith Haring is perhaps one of the most popular street artists in history. His artwork is recognizable all over the world. Haring died on February 16, 1990 of AIDS-related complications.

Gene Anthony Ray

Gene Anthony Ray is best known for his role of dancer Leroy Johnson in both the 1980 film Fame and the 1982–1987 Fame television series. He died at the age of 41 from a stroke, and it was revealed that he was HIV positive at the time of his death.

HIV knows no status in life even celebrities have no escape with the disease. It’s a good thing that there treatment available today. With proper consultation to a healthcare provider the virus can be constrained and will eventually lessen the chances to be transmitted to another person. 

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When Dating Gets… Easy!

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When Dating Gets… Easy!

Tired of the same old game? Of blind dates arriving late? Of going out with a friend’s friend whose got bad breath? If you’re single and looking for more excitement in your love life than the usual coffee-on-a-Friday-night date, here’s something that just might add spice to your usual dating scene.

With just a few clicks, you can meet new people, enjoy an interesting conversation, and probably, snag a boyfriend or girlfriend or a special someone for yourself. That’s what Online Dating offers you, and they can offer more.

Online Dating is the hottest thing for those on the look-out for boyfriends, girlfriends, special someones or simply, anyone who’d like a good time. Check out a few of these recommended, if not best, online dating agencies – for the single, the divorcee, the party-freak, the couch potato, or anyone who wants a good time.

The partnership between SingleDating.com and FriendFinder, a subscription-based personal ads network forms the largest online dating agency in the virtual world. SingleDating.com has an extensive database of singles on the net, allowing visitors a chance to find the one they’re looking for. Through FriendFinder, one gets to meet up new friends, pen pals, and even old friends.

Match.com. Made popular by talk shows and reality TV shows, Match.com is fun, free and easy to use. It is even made more personalized, allowing you to choose from many dating options depending on your dating style.

eHarmony.com. Your virtual matchmaker, eHarmony.com finds compatible partners for you through their compatibility-based matching system. So, if you’re looking for someone whom you can connect with on a deeper level, then this matchmaking site may be just for you.

Date.com. Gaining popular interest and use with its growing membership of 50,000 singles weekly, Date.com provides an interesting choice of dates for all singles, of all professions, and of all backgrounds. A melting-pot of different backgrounds and interests, this is the site to visit if you’re into light talks, stimulating conversations, or groovy exchanges.

MatchMaker.com. The site offers singles the in-depth and interesting profiles of its members, as well as matchmaking possibilities from specific communities and lifestyles. Its dating service was hailed by Forbes Magazine as one of the “Best of the Web.” It’s easy to get started, fun and offers a variety of search tools to help you search for profiles.

There are other sites and online dating agencies you can choose from, providing a wide range of matchmaking possibilities such as a 30-day trial, compatibility tests and personality profiling so you get matched based on your interests and dating needs and requirements. Some of these sites you can check out are: Chemistry.com, Lavalife, DreamDates.com, MetroDate, American Singles and Cupid Junction. These sites offer fun dates, romance and intimate encounters any single would like to have on a lonely Friday night.

There are even sites that offer matchmaking and dating services for a particular group, sector, or culture. There are online dating agencies for Asian and African singles. For all single Christians who want some stimulating company, there’s ChristianCafe.com. Jewish singles can find their match in JDate, a Jewish online dating agency that makes Jewish dating easier and culturally appealing.

With online dating, your Friday and weekend nights will never be again be boring. All you have to do is sign up in any of these online dating agencies or you can even sign up on numerous agencies and create your profile. In no time at all, you’ll be receiving messages from people, one of whom may just be your Mr or Ms Right.

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Online Chat Dating And Its Rising Popularity

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Online Chat Dating And Its Rising Popularity

Online dating is fast becoming the best way for singles to meet and date. Online dating services generally allow people to provide personal information then search for other individuals using criteria such as age range, gender and location. Most sites allow members to upload photos and browse the photos of others. The goal of online dating sites is to help people establish meaningful relationships in their personal lives. Sites may offer additional services, including webcasts, online chat dating and message boards. Sites typically allow people to register for free but may offer services which require a monthly fee. Many sites are broad-based, with members from a variety of backgrounds looking for different types of relationships. Other sites are more specific, based on the type of members, interests, location, or relationship desired. U.S. residents spent $469.5 million on online dating and personals in 2004, the largest segment of “paid content” on the web, according to a study conducted by the Online Publishers Association (OPA) and comScore Networks.

Online chat dating is one of the features of online dating. Online chat dating refers to what is now mostly known as instant messaging applications – computer programs that enable two-way typing to connect users to each other. However, there are online chat dating systems and other online services that do not use these applications to provide chat facilities, e.g., Delphi, often relying on HTTP-based protocols instead. Sometimes these are called a chat room or chat extending the physical metaphors of ‘sites’ and ‘magazines’ which many web services exploit.

Today there are many online chat dating services, some incorporating instant messaging features without having to install additional chat software. These online chat dating UK rooms often have friend finders built in. Some of these online chat dating systems also provide telephone voice mail access. These are usually known generically as just chat systems. A chat log is a record of a chat. Sometimes you can see this in online chat dating UK web.

Online chat dating service is virtually a dating system which allows individuals, couples and groups to meet online and possibly develop a social, romantic or sexual relationship. Online chat dating provides matchmaking through the use of personal computers and the Internet. Online chat dating services allow people to provide personal information. Most online dating sites allow members to upload photos and browse the photos of others. Sites typically allow people to register for free but may offer services which require a monthly fee.

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An Insider’s Guide to Computer Dating Services

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Computer dating services have been around for decades, even before the Internet came along. Years ago, these electronic matchmakers used extensive profiles compiled in a dating company’s offices. Some included additional features liked videotaped messages or interviews that were shared with interested singles who turned out to be a match.

Looking back, these computer dating services were considered cutting edge technology. Imagine what it seemed like back in the pre-Web days: you filled out a questionnaire and those answers were fed into a computer, which churned away and finally, after much computing time, spit out a list of potential singles who were the best match for you.

It all seemed so mysterious and technical. In fact, most of those computer dating services more than likely used a very simple matching formula. The “computer” behind the matching was the “hook” or the “draw” that brought paying customers through the door. These days, with the average person being exposed to so much more technology, with computers in basically every single household and high-speed internet connections being the norm, these old-style dating services seem antiquated by modern standards.

So what has become of the old school computer dating service? Well, today they’ve become the modern Web-based dating services. These are now the well known (and perhaps not so well known) online sites you’ve seen advertised so frequently. On the surface, these new style computer dating services mirror the old style services, except instead of reporting to the company’s offices for a matching session, you can enter your information from the comfort of your own home. That’s right, go online in your pajamas if you like and fill out the questions online at any hour of the day or night.

Beyond the basics of how computer dating services work, the matching process has also become more sophisticated. While years ago a simple matching process was sufficient, these days customers expect a greater level of matching prowess, ensuring that the people they are matched with are much more compatible than those they would normally meeting in the offline dating world.

While in the “real world” a dating relationship could well start with an introduction from friends. Followed up with a series of phone calls until the two people involved are comfortable with one another. Whereas, the online dating world starts with an electronic introduction between two singles and then, most often, a series of e-mails form the start of the dating relationship.

Many of today’s singles are too young to remember the old style computer dating services, but they’re certainly very familiar with the singles matching services available online. Today you can expect a very good level of sophistication when the modern systems are matching your profile with other available singles, but remember: the introduction is only the beginning. It’s up to you to take your dating relationship where you want to go.

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Shes In the Army Now Dating Service Women

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Shes In the Army Now Dating Service Women

When you say “soldier” a picture of a fit and ready man comes to mind. But almost 15 percent of the U.S. armed forces are now women. So, in many cases, when you think about military personnel, a female soldier should come to mind. Because there now so many females in the military, there is an issue about dating service women.

Dating service women presents challenges that aren’t there when you are dating a civilian. She has obligations that her non-military sisters don’t have. For instance, she could suddenly be deployed to a war zone. She is also likely to be moved from base to base every couple of years. So dating service women means being prepared to follow their careers and support them when they need it.

If you are going to be dating service women, you need to know that although she is in a masculine profession (the military), she still wants to be treated like a lady. She’s “one of the boys” in her work life. She wants to be all female when she is with you.

You also need to invest time learning about the military in general and her specialty specifically. This means learning the acronyms that she spouts off at the drop of a hat. This is the way she communicates, and you need to be part of that.

You should also know something about military culture. Military law governs every aspect of a service woman’s life. No business can tell you that you can lose your job because of the person you date or put you in jail for something you did in your off hours. But, the military “owns” the enlisted person or officer. When dating service women, get to know the culture and the specific challenges they face.

There are times when you make plans with your girlfriend and she suddenly has to drop whatever it is you are doing and report to base. It doesn’t matter whether the event is really important to you. She has no choice in whether to go to your parent’s 50th wedding anniversary if she is called up on an emergency drill.

She will need you to keep her motivated. The military is still not a gender neutral place. If her career is important to her, you need to support her as she moves up the chain of command.

When dating a military woman, it is important that you support her decision to be part of the Armed Services. You may not agree with everything the military does, but she made the decision before she met you to be a part of serving her country. Unless she’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, she doesn’t have much control about military or foreign policy. Just as you wish she would be supportive of your work, you have to realize that her career is important to her.

There are many challenges in dating a service woman. But, when you fall in love with a military woman, you know a lot of things about her already. For instance, she fits into a larger organization. She’s physically fit. She pays attention to details. She is probably quite loyal and dependable. And, she knows what patriotism and love of country are. You could do a lot worse than dating service women.

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Senior Singles Dating How To Play The Online Dating Game

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Senior Singles Dating How To Play The Online Dating Game

Senior singles dating is not exactly new, but it is novel. The growing number of baby boomers who find themselves single after the death of a spouse or divorce has caused a growth in the market for older matchmaking. Online dating sites have grown dramatically in this segment of the population. So what is behind senior singles dating?

The online dating industry is perfect for these technologically savvy individuals who want love or companionship. They may be too busy with high level responsible jobs to actively seek out dates in the traditional manner. They also may feel that they are too old to hang out at bars or other pick up zones.

Some senior singles dating sites have more than 600,000 profiles from people 50 and over who are seeking love. By going onto the site, you are able to look at profiles and pictures of people who are also looking for a match.

The first thing you have to do is find a site that fits your style. This may take a little bit of research because there are literally hundreds out there. Once you find a site you like, you will probably want to join as a free or trial member.

At that point you can take a look around. You can use the search function to see who is available. You may even be able to build a profile of your own and upload pictures.

But, until you pay the senior singles dating site fee, you will not be able to contact people who interest you. So, once you feel comfortable on a site and have found some people who interest you, you should upgrade to full membership.

At that point, you can begin contacting some of the people who have caught your eye. You’ll be able to search by age, location, number of children, pets, religion, income, and a host of other factors depending on the site.

If the person you contacted likes you, they will probably check out your profile (that’s why it’s so important to develop a good profile). Their next step is to reply to your email.

You will probably exchange a few emails. If things go well, a phone conversation might be in order. After a few phone calls, you may want to arrange for a date.

Keep the first date short so that neither of you will feel embarrassed if you don’t feel a spark. Meet in a public place like a café for a cup of coffee. Plan to arrive and depart separately. Then, if things don’t go as well as you planned, you have only lost an hour or so.

Mature adults getting together for companionship and romance is a trend that is growing. To take part, join a senior singles dating site today.

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