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Blogging Positively: Live Chat about HIV/AIDS on March 6

Rising Voices and Global Voices are holding a live online chat for bloggers and activists on Friday March 6, 2009 (5 pm Nairobi time) on how to use blogging to improve awareness and information about HIV/AIDS.

Everyone is welcome.

Local Times: New York 09:00 | Buenos Aires 12:00 | London 14:00 | Johannesburg, Beirut 16:00 | Nairobi, Moscow 17:00 | New Delhi 19:30 | Hong Kong 22:00 | Tokyo 23:00


Login instructions: Click on the link above and login using your name. Then select the room you want to join by clicking enter. Once in the room, select a font color on the left side of the screen, and join the chat.

The March 6th chat will build on topics brought up in last week's successful online discussion. The February 27th chat addressed issues such as why blogging can be important for people affected by HIV/AIDS and the vital roles of mentoring and advocacy, but it mainly focused on the Blogging Positively Guide, a guide being created by Global Voices to provide valuable advice on how to blog about HIV/AIDS issues. The Guide is a work-in-progress, so we are looking for help to create it and/or to give feedback. Those interested in or already blogging about the pandemic are encouraged to participate in this week's chat, particularly those living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. Friday's chat will focus on issues such as forming working groups for the Blogging Positively Guide and discussing what chapters and topics to include in it.

If there are other topics that you would like to discuss during the chat, please add comments below. Hope you can join us on March 6!

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  • Zelalem Haile

    It is so nice to have this kind of blog for those of us who suffer from HIV/AIDS and stigma that comes with it. Even if we have fear of stigma from openly talk about it in our communities, we could start to do so on line.

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  • Kelly Rudi

    PATRICIA JONSON, i want to
    give almighty praise to DR OLUBAOLUBA who help me

    to cure my HIV/AID, please help me to give thanks to him he is a great
    man who God send from heaven to save people’s life, when i contacted
    this deadly virus i thought that was the end of the world for me little
    did i know that there is a man called DR OLUBAOLUBA OF AFRICA who has
    made a

    breakthrough in the cure of HIV and cancer cure with herbs when i
    confided in a friend here in south Africa he told me about this man
    called DR OLUBAOLUBA and how he cured the mum and dad of HIV after two
    of living with this deadly diseases he told me of the cost and procedure
    i felt it was worth a try after i have been spending so much in the
    drugs to make me live like every normal human being so i contacted DR
    OLUBAOLUBA and did as he commanded without missing words he did all he
    to do and sent me the herbs here in south Africa i took it as he
    directed it was exactly seven days as DR OLUBAOLUBA has spoken when he
    me and told me to go for a check up again and i went to my greatest
    surprise it was negative i felt it was a dream so i went to three
    different hospital and it was still negative then i cried out in a loud
    voice and people gathered in the hospital and i told them my story in
    tears how this man called DR OLUBAOLUBA have saved my life and they
    demanding for his mail to contact him it was only last week my friend
    Vanessa who was HIV positive came back from visiting DR OLUBAOLUBA as a
    healthy woman i told her about DR OLUBAOLUBA you can reach him through
    emai address
    he never fails hold on my friend dont cry no more when our helper is here i
    believe in him he am sure you will be lucky as i am too just email him
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  • samson123

    Hello” thank God for the wonderful healing spell power which atakuma Oracle
    render to my life which oracle support, i was been diagnosed with
    HIV-AIDS over 7years now which has lead me to unemployment and loosing
    my relationship with my fiance after he heard that i am suffering from
    the VIRUS, i tried begging him to allow me stays with him, but he still
    insist on letting me out of his home, until a friend of mine on Facebook
    from SOUTH AFRICA told me more about atakuma Oracle the great healer, that he
    is going to help restore and healed my diseased with his powerful
    healing spell, she send me of atakuma Oracle email address and i quickly
    contacted him, and he replied to after 30mins of my message that my
    disease is a little and minor disease, that he will solved the disease
    immediately only if i can accept all he requested from, i told him yes,
    because truly i know that ” HIV-AIDS IS A WICKED AND DEADLY DISEASE I
    EVER KNOWS “. so i did all he want from me and surprisingly on Friday
    last week atakuma Oracle called me that my problems is solved that i should
    hurry up to the hospital for a checkup, which i truly really did, i
    confirm from my doctor that i am now NEGATIVE AND NOT LONG , I jump up
    and was crying heavily because truly the disease drive alot of things
    away from my life, my friends, my cousin, my finance and relatives, but
    now since i was confirm NEGATIVE- my lost friends and finance has been
    back to me begging for forgiveness, i have forgiven them and now we are
    now best of friend. again i will say to atakuma Oracle that he is blessed and
    may the almighty God which i serve raise him and his family to the
    higher level in life. Thank and god bless. Please email atakuma Oracle for
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