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my world AIDS day 07 text message poem [765]:

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

my world AIDS day 07 txt msg poem: nu fone 2day. i trnsfr AIDS- dead cntacts w/the living. miss u, want u back. what profit can b in no cure?
med cannabis keeps us aliver.
–richard kearns & weho/la mmj cmnty

dire passages: kearns sidelined 51 days from g-tube infection (764)

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

chers on thanxg—
just a getting well thanks note. today, thanksgiving, thursday nov 22, 2007, here in lthe la/weho greater metropolitan area, i have been sidelined for 51 days from infection in & accompanying abcess around g-tube placed october 11. hospitalized in cedars 23-oct to 6-nov and bouncing back and forth between the nursing home wing […]

kearns’ personal AIDS medical update: my new g-tube, fat HIVers, occult wasting & stigma (763)

Monday, October 15th, 2007

i write this post to you with my newly-placed g-tube sticking out of my abdomen from a big patch of bleach-white gauze and paper tape, a feeding device to provide me with enough supplemental calories to gain 20 pounds and stabilize there by the end of the year. i’m sore — my doctor threaded […]

kaiser: 16-page pdf overview of int’l AIDS conference 2007 in sydney (762)

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Recent Releases | IAS Report Summarizes Research Presented at International AIDS Conference
[Oct 04, 2007]
“New Research and its Implications for Policy and Practice,” International AIDS Society: The report summarizes key research findings presented at the 4th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in July in Sydney, Australia. It also provides an analysis […]

kaiser network: two-thirds u.s. hivers overweight or obese (761)

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Public Health & Education | About Two-Thirds of HIV-Positive People in U.S. Overweight, Obese, Study Says
[Oct 04, 2007]
About two-thirds of HIV-positive people in the U.S. might be overweight or obese, “mirroring” the total U.S. population, according to a study released Thursday at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America […]

john james at atn: usa today reports fda considers “behind - the - counter” category meds (760)

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Posted by John S James
AIDS Treatment News
FDA considers a third drug category: Behind-the-counter
USA Today October 3, 2007
“Such drugs would be available without a prescription but only after asking a pharmacist for it, according to a Federal Register notice announced Wednesday. ‘FDA is exploring the public health benefit of certain drugs being available BTC (behind-the-counter) […]

brother blogger nelson vergel at pozhealth: merck terminates hiv vaccine study 9-21 (759)

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

The termination of Merck’s STEP HIV vaccine study last Friday has sent shock waves through the research world. This vaccine was expected to work, based on animal studies and early human studies.
But it didn’t. Not only did it fail to protect against HIV infection, it also failed to moderate viral load levels in people who […]

john james at AIDS treatment news: lancet report — un commission on social determinents of health (758)

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Posted by John S James at 7:55 PM
Friday, September 28, 2007
AIDS Treatment News
Achieving health equity: from root causes to fair outcomes
The Lancet September 27, 2007
“This paper is an abridged version of the Interim Statement of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health”
“More than any other global health endeavour, the Commission focuses on the “causes […]

jaime green—me amigo lawrence ferlinghetti reads on democracy now! (757)

Friday, September 21st, 2007

heads up: a new poem Lawrence Ferlinghetti read on Democracy Now! in an hour-long interview with Amy Goodwin 9-3
Pity the Nation
Pity the nation whose people are sheep,
and whose shepherds mislead them.
Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced,
and whose bigots haunt the airwaves.
Pity the nation that raises not its voice,
except to praise […]

table of contents at for wednesday, september 12, 2007, los angeles & west hollywood, ca

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

kearns’ collected september widgets @ aids-write (756)
kearns’ new poem: river beast (755)

i roll into
monday brightness
feetseeking earth
a sundayless
waiting to wake
(medicating for non-heaval
sun-burnishing the pain)
i hear
the riverroadcall
deep humm’d
feel the pull of my
pre-steps practiced
dreamed & planned to
imaginary imperfection
traipsed to my
inner port & back
in unanticipation &
urgency & certain-seem’d
sureity about returnity
(shots & prepills &
ointments & more pre)
river song
river call
river might
river […]