Entries by David Fawcett

SUPERSIZED ALCOPOPS: FLAVORED ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES RETURN IN A BIG WAY

This article was originally posted on TheBody.com on David's blog "Riding the Tiger: Life Lessons from an HIV-positive Therapist"     Public apprehension about recreational drugs, especially those that impact HIV, seems to come in waves that swell with increasing alarm and then peak and fade away, always to be replaced by the next "drug du […]

UNDER THE RADAR: MENTAL HEALTH AND HIV RISK

   This article was originally posted on TheBody.com on David's blog "Riding the Tiger: Life Lessons from an HIV-positive Therapist"      Getting the level of new infections down to zero will require breakthroughs not only in medications and improved interventions, but also a broadening of our understanding about the underlying causes of high-risk behaviors which […]

“Let Them Die“? – The Dangers of Losing Compassion

This article was originally posted on TheBody.com on David's blog "Riding the Tiger: Life Lessons from an HIV-positive Therapist" O for God's sakethey are connected                -Muriel Rukeyser “Islands”     Several widely-televised incidents recently exemplified the harsh and frightening polarization we are experiencing in our society.  The first was at the Republican debate […]

POSITIVE LIVING 15: CONNECTING HEARTS AND MINDS

Gulf of Mexico at Fort Walton Beach, Florida, site of the Positive Living Conference    This article was originally posted on TheBody.com on David's blog "Riding the Tiger: Life Lessons from an HIV-positive Therapist"   Several attendees drove fifteen hours from St. Louis.  Others came by caravan from Atlanta.  In the hotel lobby there were […]

When the Crisis Lasts a Lifetime: HIV, Burnout, and Emotional Survival

Living with HIV creates one stressful event after another: anxiety about getting tested, dealing with news that one is positive, when to start medications, dealing with anxiety, depression and stigma…The list is endless.  It is critical that we learn how to manage these feelings because the toll created by chronic stress is directly related to […]