Drives me bonkers when people talk talk talk about giving but don't actually get their tuchus in motion - financially, physically, and specifically with their kids. Our children are not going to gain appreciation for those less fortunate or the extreme needs that exist in our world unless they are engaged in a very active way. Watching parents write a check is not going to do it.
They'll roll their eyes.
After spending far too much money on groceries that were pushed around the plates on Thanksgiving, I was anxious to find a way to get my children actively involved....more
Today is World Aids Day. This is a disease that's near and dear to my heart. It's the first disease that I ever saw a friend my age die from and the statistics are mind numbing.When I was about 22 years old, I had a friend name Tasha who had the disease. She never told us that s...more
With today being World AIDS Day it seemed a good time to discuss myths and facts about HIV.
In spite of over two decades of research and science there is still a lot of misinformation about HIV. Some of these will be discussed below.
Myth 1: You cannot get a test for HIV until 6 months after exposure.
Fact 1: Tests are now available at 4 weeks after exposure. These are called Duo tests and look for both the HIV antigen (p24) and antibody....more
Imagine, just for a moment, that you're pregnant, or that someone you love is pregnant. Imagine that this is a happy thing -- the happiest thing -- and that you long to celebrate this pregnancy and the child that it will bring into the world. Now imagine that you are -- or the person that you love is -- HIV positive.
Is living in the age of Viagra a good thing or a bad thing for women? When it comes to STDs, it seems to be a bad thing.
We are hearing a lot about the new study finding an increase of STDs in older men who use medications for erectile dysfunction (like Viagra). What we haven't heard a lot about, is how this affects women (particularly older women).
1.1 million Americans are living with HIV, and 21 percent of us don't know we've been infected. That's 52,000+ people who don't know they have HIV and 50,000 people who could be spreading the virus without ever knowing it. Don't be one of those 52,000+ people. Get tested!