Archive for the ‘support’ Category

Everyone Loves Cooking with Coral

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A number of years ago I was chatting with clients at a Friday lunch and the topic of cooking skills came up. I was surprised by the number of clients who stated that they didn’t know how to cook and what to cook to stay healthy. Shortly after this the birth of an interactive coffee connections now known as Cooking with Coral was born.

We live in an increasingly global world and with that comes lots of travel, new experiences and health questions for those living with HIV and/or other chronic health conditions.

PrEP

Monday, August 18, 2014

PrEP

Learn this word. It’s going to be a game changer. Keeee—POW!!!!! Outta the park.

Money Matters!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Money matters a lot and influences all areas of our lives. While there are many people living with HIV (PHAs) who have financial stability, numerous PHAs experience financial insecurity. In an informal survey of PHAs who access HIV Community Link’s HIV support services programs, 64% reported that they have financial needs. There are many reasons […]

“Don’t Judge Me!”

Thursday, March 6, 2014

It took a while to get the courage to go; I was nervous, sticking to the vinyl chair in the waiting room. I knew that I needed to get tested, but I couldn’t tell my family doctor that I’d _(fill in blank)_ (used injection drugs, had condomless sex, had a one-night stand, had sex outside […]

December 17th will be the 10th anniversary of The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (lovingly nicknamed Red Umbrella Day).  The red umbrella is a symbol of safety for sex workers and was first used for this purpose at a march in Venice in 2002.  Red Umbrella Day was born in Seattle as […]

It never ceases to amaze me the things that will trigger a response to past experiences, even when we think they have been worked through and thought to be buried and packed away neatly into our brains historical archives never to bother us again. For some it can be the smell of apples and cinnamon […]