Nationale Dag van de Positieve Gezondheid 2022

We werkten graag mee aan de derde ‘Nationale Dag van de Positieve Gezondheid 2022 te Brussel.

Op zaterdag 24 september 2002 vond de derde National HIV Positive Health Day plaats, een evenement dat ruimte biedt voor uitwisseling tussen mensen met hiv en gezondheidswerkers op informele en gelijkwaardige basis. De dag was gewoonweg fantastisch en richtte zich op vier aspecten van gezondheid door middel van presentaties en discussietafels:

  • Fysieke gezondheid
  • Santé relationnelle et sociale
  • Relationele en sociale gezondheid
  • Seksuele en emotionele gezondheid

    Ik, Peter Positief, had het genoegen om mijn testimonial te mogen delen als persoon die reeds 27 jaar met HIV gezond en positief leeft. Hieronder mijn testimonial YouTube video, die men die dag getoond hebben.
    Ik vertegenwoordigde de iets oudere generatie. Nathalie deed haar testimonial als persoon van de jongere HIV positieve generatie. Zo was het fijn om de verschillen, maar ook de gelijkenissen te mogen ontdekken.

    HIV Positief Getuigenis – Testimonial van Peter

    Hieronder de testimonial YouTube video van Nathalie. Tevens heel mooi vanuit het hart gesproken.

    HIV Positief Getuigenis – Testimonial van Nathalie

    Je ziet dat ik die dag, net als in het YouTube filmpje, een speciaal T-shirt draag, met een mooie boodschap. Het T-shirt is ontworpen door Dado Garcia, Co-Founder en design ontwerper van de Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy Company.

    Het T-shirt komt uit ‘The Message Collection‘ van de ‘Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy T-shirts
    en heeft de tekst ‘I would transfer you all of my T-cells‘, wat betekent: Ik zou je al mijn T-4 cellen overdragen. Een boodschap, als ik het kon zou ik je al mijn T-4 cellen overdragen om jouw immuunsysteem sterker te maken. Een T-shirt dat je kan dragen om iemand te steunen, die leidt aan een chronische ziekte waaronder HIV, diabetes, enz … Of iemand moreel te steunen die kanker heeft of serieus afziet van een COVID-19 besmetting.

    Meer informatie kan je vinden op de Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy website: The T-Cells T-shirt.

    Er staan nog twee mooie HIV Positief Getuigenissen op de website van HIV Positieve Gezondheid. Bezoek de website en ontdek nog veel meer informatie.

    Het project Positieve Gezondheid HIV is ontstaan uit de wens van Utopia_Bxl, met de steun van de Positieve Raad en het College van hiv-referentiecentra, om mensen met HIV beter te informeren en te ondersteunen. Daartoe worden zij gesteund door andere partners en verenigingen, maar ook door gezondheidsprofessionals en vooral ook door patiënten.

    Na tonen van de testimonial video’s op groot scherm, hadden we ook nog een panel gesprek met Ria Koeck van Sensoa als moderator, samen met mij en Nathalie. Verhelderende toelichtingen voor de toehoorders.

    Panelgesrpek met Ria Koeck, Peter en Nathalie

    Het was een prachtige positieve dag. Ik en mijn partner Dado, waren heel opgetogen hier aanwezig te kunnen zijn. Met heel veel dank aan de organisatoren.

    Dado & Peter
    Alias Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy

    #hivawereness #aids #discordant #endhiv #vih #hiv #gettested #sciencenostigma #hiv-95-95-95 #95-95-95-hvi #hivactivist #hivadvocate #hivaids #hivpositive #hivstigma #hivstigmafigther #hivtest #lgbtai+ #lgbt #hivtesting #knowyourstatus #lgbtqai+ #lgbtq #prep #poz #sexualhealth #stigma #u=ucouple #uequalsu #unaids3030 #undetectable #zerostigma #untransmittable #zerostigma #ScienceNotStigma

    Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy T-shirt collection soft launch

    We pleasure I want to share this blog of Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy, who did their soft launch of the Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy Company. Me Peter Positive a.k.a. as Mr. Fluffy, glady present our new business. You will discover, that our project also includes the Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy Internatioal Charity Program. One of the charity organisations is Elton John Aids Fondation. Therefore I found it interesting to share this initiative also here on my Peter Positive website.

    Check it out at www.mrchillmrfluffy.com

    Blog content:

    Hello Bros & Sisters!

    We have officially released our T-shirt collection! You can watch the official launch video below.

    We believe our T-shirts will change people’s lives by bringing them together and by radiating love to everyone. Wow! Above all, our mission is to make you smile and look at the positive side of life! Welcome bros and sis.

    Thanks for joining us!

    Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy website: www.mrchillmrfluffy.com

    Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy International Charity Program

    Short Video of the Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy soft launch

    U=U on Valentine’s Day!

    U=U meaning:

    Undetectable = Untransmittable makes Valentine’s Day for people living with hiv much easier to love freely.

    In recent years, an overwhelming body of clinical evidence has firmly established the HIV Undetectable=Untransmittable, or U=U, concept as scientifically sound. U=U means that people with HIV who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load—the amount of HIV in the blood—by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) daily as prescribed cannot sexually transmit the virus to others. Thus, treatment for HIV is a powerful arrow in the quiver of HIV prevention tools.

    Thanks science!

    #discordant #sciencenostigma #uequalsucouple #uequalsu #undetectable #untransmittable #hiv

    Tipik LOVE – RTBF AUVIO

    Eduardo Garcia et Peter Dombret Aussi connu comme Mister Chill & Mister Fluffy

    Alors qu’il n’y a jamais eu autant de manières de trouver l’amour, comment s’aime-t-on en 2021 ? Au-delà du modèle du couple traditionnel, quels sont les autres équilibres que la génération Y réussit à atteindre ? Croit-on encore au coup de foudre ? Peut-on s’aimer librement, sans sexualité, avec le VIH, à distance ? Peut-on décider de ne pas aimer ?

    Pendant 8 épisodes, Malou Vandercammen part à la rencontre d’hommes et de femmes pour qui l’amour et la sexualité s’expriment de manière peu conventionnelle et pourtant bien ancrée dans notre époque. Elle posera les questions qu’on souhaiterait tous poser, sans tabou ni jugement. Derrière les aprioris, au rythme des découvertes, Malou tentera de comprendre avec beaucoup de bienveillance ce que signifie AIMER en 2021.

    Nous, Peter & Eduardo sommes très fiers d’avoir pu participer à ces épisodes sur l’amour de RTBF. Nous sommes dépeints comme un couple fusionnel. Et nous sommes un couple avec une relation surnaturelle. Deux cœurs, deux cerveaux connectés l’un à l’autre. Nous nous sentons comme des jumeaux amoureux.

    Le sujet de la séropositivité et du fait d’être un couple discordant est également abordé.

    Peter (53 ans) et Eduardo (35 ans) s’aiment tellement qu’ils ne forment qu’un. Aussi connu comme Mister Chill et Mister Fluffy. Pourtant, en plus des 18 ans qui les séparent, ils ne parlent pas la même langue et ne partagent pas la même culture. Leur amour est tellement fort qu’ils partagent leur quotidien sur les réseaux sociaux sous le pseudo de @mrchill_mrfluffy. Tout faire ensemble et tout partager toujours dans un état d’esprit positif, voilà leur définition de l’amour.

    Amusez-vous à regarder et avez-vous des questions? N’hésitez pas à nous contacter.

    Pour regarder l’épisode: cliquez ici

    Tipik Love

    Eduardo & Peter
    Mister Chill & Mister Fluffy

    ‘International UequalsU Day’

    International UequalsU Day

    We have a dream!

    Me, Peter, a.k.a. Peter Positieve / Mister Fluffy and Dado Garcia, a.k.a. Mister Chill, and ‘Proud & Happy’ #UequalsU couple have a dream, that there will be soon an ‘International #UequalsU Day’ to celebrate this fact.

    We reached out to some a big organisations to make this dream come true. Of course we celebrate the fact of UequalsU everyday, together with so many other ‘discordant couples’ in the world and of course also people living with HIV, who are not in a relationship, but who are improving there health by having an undetectable viral load.

    This ‘International UequalsU day’ would help enormously to promote the fact that, Undetectable is equal to Untranslatable and spread the word. International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity on a global and national scale

    We launched the idea of applying for this valuable ‘International UequalsU Day’ this week through all our social media channels, and lots of leaders of big organisations in the domain of HIV/AIDS and also U=U Organisations are delighted with the idea.

    So me and Dado are promising to you all, that we will not rest till we complete the procedure of applying for and international day and that we would propose the resolution in the General Assembly and gather all the countries to get the assignment of the International UequalsU Day.

    We keep you posted!

    Positive greetings and we wish you all an happy UequalsU day,

    Peter & Dado

    #uequalsu #internationalUequalsUDay

    UequalsU message in podcast on BRUZZ – Brussels Media Channel Belgium Television – Radio

    Uequalsu

    Nice to share this happening on this short blog on our website.

    At November 2020 we, Peter and my husband Dado Garcia were spontaneously contacted by a reporter, Margot Otten of BRUZZ,be the Belgian Media House with a television channel, website, newspaper, all with current affairs and news from the Brussels.

    Margot was preparing new podcasts of ‘inspirational people’ living in Brussels and we were selected by her through our Instagram account Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy. An account we created for our online community to spread love and positivism. We call it “The Brotherhood of Universal Love”

    Of course we were honored and very glad to work together with Margot. She came a few times to our apartment for interviews and to know each other better. Thank goodness it was still possible by then to meet and greet at our place in Brussels.

    She created an amazing podcast of us living in Brussels. How we achieve to be always very positive in life, although live is not always easy and nice to us. Each of us told a part of our secret. Wink, wink. How we are able to be both a sunshine to ourselves and to other people we meet.

    A big part of me, Peter was about how me and Dado met each other. How we became such an happy, supernatural love couple and how I told him that I was ‘HIV seropositive’ from the beginning and even at our first date we had on 06th of July 2018. Since then we are inseparable and we are a proud discordant and U=U couple. Discordant means that one of the two is HIV negative and the other person of the love couple is ‘seropositive’.

    Me, Peter, I am celebrated my 25 years of HIV positive in the year 2020 (HIV positive since august 1995). And I have also, for almost 10 years, an undetectable viral load. This means that the number of my hiv virus particles in my blood are not measurable anymore. Medically, we call that being ‘undetectable’. A HIV positive person become undetectable as he is on an HAART (High Active Antiretroviral Therapy) and takes very faithful his/her medication. Because of this fact, I can’t transmit HIV anymore by any form of sexual contact to my life & love partner Dado.

    This is such an amazing fact. Me and my partner talked about that in the first part of the podcast. We share what it means to be undetectable and how we can enjoy being an proud U=U couple. U=U means, undetectable = untransmittable. Without this U=U fact, we were probably not together which we would regret deeply. Now I have my Mr. Chill as a lovely life partner and he is my best friend too. Thanks universe and thanks to the science.

    Therefore we became U=U Campaigners and want to spread the word of U=U to everybody!

    Know science! No Stigma!

    Please take the time to listen to our podcast and our U=U message.
    Partly it is spooking in Dutch by the reporter, but 90% of the podcast is spoken in English by us. The introduction is in Dutch by the reporter, but please keep on listening further for the U=U part and the rest of our podcast story. We are so grateful that we can spread the word of U=U!

    Click here and listen to the podcast!

    Positive and love greetings,

    Dado & Peter
    Alias Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy

    #hivawereness #aids #bruzz #discordant #endhiv #vih #hiv #gettested #sciencenostigma #hiv-95-95-95 #95-95-95-hvi #hivactivist #hivadvocate #hivaids #hivpositive #hivstigma #hivstigmafigther #hivtest #lgbtai+ #lgbt #hivtesting #knowyourstatus #lgbtqai+ #lgbtq #prep #poz #sexualhealth #stigma #u=ucouple #uequalsu #unaids3030 #undetectable #zerostigma #untransmittable #zerostigma #ScienceNotStigma

    Peter Positive alias Mister Fluffy with Dado Garcia alias Mister Chill on BRUZZ.be

    Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy alias Peter Positive

    (Dutch version below)

    Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy (Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy : Peter Dombret & Dado García) have been inseparable since they first met. They want to communicate love and positivity. ⁠You may have already seen the two walking in the center of Brussels in their cheerful outfits. They always wear the same #twinning. You will discover why they do that and why they have such a positive attitude towards life in the first episode of the podcast series ‘My Brussels’. ⁠⁠In ‘My Brussels’, BRUZZ reporter Margot Otten delves into the lives of fellow citizens. From Saturday 09th of January 2021 on BRUZZ.

    We will post the podcast here on this website and all the social media channels of Peter Positive & Dado Garcia

    Listen click here

    (Dutch )

    Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy (Mr. Chill & Mr. Fluffy : Peter Dombret & Dado García) zijn sinds ze elkaar leerden kennen zo goed als onafscheidelijk. Ze willen liefde en positiviteit uitdragen. ⁠⁠Je hebt de twee misschien al zien lopen in het centrum van Brussel in hun vrolijke outfits. Ze dragen steeds hetzelfde #twinning. Waarom ze dat doen en hoe het komt dat ze zo positief in het leven staan ontdek je in de eerste aflevering van de podcastreeks ‘Mijn Brussel’⁠In ‘Mijn Brussel’ duikt BRUZZ-reporte Margot Otten in de levens van stadsgenoten. Vanaf zaterdag 09 januari 2021 op BRUZZ

    We zullen zaterdag ook de podcast delen op deze website en op alle social media kanalen van Peter Positief & Dado Garida

    Luister klik hier

    Single Pill HIV Treatment – HAART – One Pill HIV Treatment

    New Year –> New HIV Treatment

    I am 25 years HIV positive and 2021 means for me the step to ‘one pill hiv treatment’.
    Its going to be from now on ‘one pill’ that is gonna keep me alive. What an evolution!

    I am many years #undetectable (> 10 years) and so I can’t transmit hiv to somebody else. #untransmittable
    I am so grateful for this #UequalsU evolution. HIV positive people with an undetectable viral load in there blood are not contagious anymore. They can’t transmit hiv anymore to other people through any kind of sexual activity.

    It was so important for me when I started my new relationship in the year 2018. We, me and Dado Garcia (@dado_garcia) are since then a proud U=U couple. We understand that we probably wouldn’t be together if I my viral load was not undetectable. So it makes a hug difference. And not only for starting a new relationship but also at many other levels. Of course health, social, psychological, work related, etc …

    Since then we are active U=U Campaigners, U=U Ambassadors, to spread the word here in Belgium and abroad so everyone would be aware of this very important fact. We will continue this taks with pleasure and proudly.

    On pill HIV Treatment. I never took more than 5 pills a day as ART – Antiretroviraal Treatment, but there are HIV positive people who are mentioning 10 or more pills per day. Actually I would not mind to be obligated to take still that quantity of pills today. They keep me alive! Of course I am very grateful with the evolution and that it is reduced to only one pill a day. And the evolution is still going on. We hear already about monthly injections or even three monthly and no need to take daily pills anymore.

    I can’t mention it enough how grateful I am that this all is available for free in Belgium and most Western countries. My hope is that worldwide every person living with HIV can have access to ART – Antiretroviraal treatment. Thanks to the science and all the companies who are continuously doing the effort of searching for new solutions. One day they will find the cure!

    Positive regards,

    Peter Positive

    @GileadSciences @dado_garcia @mrchill_mrfluffy @br999 @atm #biktarvy #ScienceNotStigma #UequalsU #undetectable #untransmittable #letstalkpositive2020 @peterpositief #hiv #aids @allesoverseks #sensoa #singlepilltreatment @onepiltreatment @singlepill #art #haart #highlyactiveantiretroviraltherapy

    Let’s Talk Positive 2020

    Unawareness = Unacceptable!
    We believe one of the meanings that the acronym U=U should expose to the whole world is: Unawareness = Unacceptable!

    Of course, U=U stands for #uequalsu , meaning Undetectable = Untransmittable. Meaning that an HIV positive person who has an undetectable viral load in his/her blood, is not contagious anymore in anyway and can’t transmit the HIV virus to someone else. Untransmittable!

    What we don’t know is in how many countries people are aware of this fact. What we do know is, that it is still in too few countries.

    That’s why we, as ‘Proud U=U couple’ want to share this message. And so many other U=U Campaigners are doing it with us around the globe. Thank you 🙏

    We are so blessed living in a country, Belgium, where antiviral medicines are available to be able to reach that undetectable status.

    We are also proud of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (@ITMANTWERP) and support their #letstalkpositve2020 campaign to spread the U=U message in our country and abroad!

    Thank you to all who joins us doing the same. Mr. Chill & Mister Fluffy
    #hiv#aids#peterpositve#allesoverseks#WorldAIDSDay2020#LetsTalkHIV#letstalkpositive2020#sensoa#uequalsu#undetectable#untransmittable

    Choose Life – World Aids Day 2020

    As a proud U=U couple we are always looking for ways to share our story and educate people on HIV/AIDS related subjects. Today, for World Aids Day 2020, we want to share a bit of story and claim back a big slogan.
    (Picture: Peter Positive & Dado Garcia)

    [Text by Kate Davison]
    Made famous by Wham! in the 1984 music video for their smash hit ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’, with its stark, black-on-white imperative, CHOOSE LIFE. For a lot of people, 1984 actually meant death. Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were the rulers of the US & UK. As leaders of the free world, they were choosing death for millions. 1984 was also the year Bob Geldof founded Band Aid.

    As a slogan, CHOOSE LIFE has variously been associated with suicide prevention campaigns, anti-nuclear campaigns and other progressive and public health causes. Certainly there was little sympathy before, or even after 1987, when the UK finally launched its AIDS: Don’t Die of Ignorance leaflet and television ad, and Princess Diana was photographed holding the hand of an AIDS patient.

    During this time, both Reagan and Thatcher aggressively attacked health programs and funding. National Archives documents show how Thatcher actively and repeatedly tried to prevent the Don’t Die of Ignorance campaign, arguing that it ‘could do immense harm’ to teenagers to read information about anal sex, and that the proposed, evidence-based campaign material might even breach the Obscene Publications Act. As for Reagan, by 1989 more than 70,000 people in the US had died of AIDS.

    In a pro-life chatroom, one user whined: ‘I remember getting excited in college because George Michael wore a t-shirt that said, “Choose Life” – I thought he was against abortion and was pretty disappointed when I found out he was talking about AIDS.’ Interestingly, Catherine Hamnett (the designer) has settled the matter. In a public notice, she protested: ‘The US anti-abortion lobby attempted to appropriate CHOOSE LIFE. We are taking it back and promoting its real meaning. 

    • See also Instagram post “Choose Life”: click here
    • See also Facebook post “Choose Life”: click here

    Positive greetintgs,

    Peter Positive

    #worldaidsday2020#sensoa#hiv#uequalsu@allesoverseks

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