Occupational Therapy and HIV – What Can OT Offer?

Ana Glavan Blog, living with HIV, personal story, support

had the privilege of spending the last six weeks on placement at HIV Community Link. This was a unique opportunity because I am studying to be an occupational therapist, and there has never before been an occupational therapist at HIV Community Link. During this time I learned a lot about occupational therapy (OT) in the context of HIV, and I would like to share what I learned.

Hepatitis C: Cured or Cleared, for Now or for Life?

ana Blog, drug use, personal story, research

As I sit and listen to Robert speak about his experience in treatment, I am amazed at his resilience and will power to continue on. Robert cleared the virus after his 3rd week of treatment, or third shot of Peg-interferon, a drug that is helping his body fight the replication of the virus, and is now in his 22nd week of a 24 week treatment process.

Just when I thought I was over it…. Response to Dallas Buyers Club

ana Blog, Gay Men, Gay Pride, Gay Rights, GIPA, harm reduction, HEAT, human rights, living with HIV, MSM, personal story, position statements, stigma, STIs, support, treatment

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 …