Justin's HIV Journal

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Justin goes Zip Lining, Parasailing, Encounters Dolphins and Snubaing in Labadee Haiti, Cozumel and Costa Maya Mexico.



Sometimes it is just good to let your hair down.  Being HIV positive doesn’t mean you have to stay at home but it might mean you need to get out of bed and enjoy life.  There were many times, I felt depressed when I was first diagnosed.  Life is a celebration and I say live it to its fullest.  I’m not a party boy or anything but I had to get footage of the parties on the Atlantis Cruise Allure of the Sea ship it was amazing.  We went to Cozumel Mexico and we went Snubaing which was amazing.  Then we went to Costa Maya Mexico where my husband and I did the Dolphin Encounter which was great except they wouldn’t allow me to video tape it, but the experience was well worth it.  The best to me was Labadee, Haiti where I ziplined and parasailed with the hubby.  This vacation was needed and being a HIV positive activist, husband, parent etc. can be stressful so it is important to stop and appreciate all that is around and the experience that I have.  
Labadee, Haiti
(Zip Lining & Parasailing)
Cozumel, Mexico
(Snubaing)
Costa Maya, Mexico
(Dolphin Encounter)

Justin celebrates life and dances, listens to Jazz, and watches fireworks



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Justin's HIV Journal and thebody.com make Top 50 HIV Blogs And Websites on the Web

Proud to announce that Justin's HIV Journal has made Top 50 HIV Blogs And Websites on the Web along with thebody.com, Mark S King, Josh Robbins, Aaron Laxton etc., by Feedspot.com

To see the other blogs who made this list go to 
http://blog.feedspot.com/hiv_blogs/

Sunday, February 5, 2017

HIV and Surrogacy A&U Magazine COVER Cleve Jones


Justin—Been a while since we last chatted. I am really interested in surrogacy, as I want a child of my own. As I explained before I am positive, undetectable for many years. Can you advise me where I can go to get this done at an economical cost? Based on my research there are a few organizations that do it, but I would rather get a referral than take what I hear online. Any advice?

—Ebenezer
For Justin's response to this question  Click here:  http://www.aumag.org/2017/01/20/justin-time-january-2017/

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Justin celebrates life by dancing, listening to jazz and fireworks on the Atlantis Cruise


Sometimes it is just good to let your hair down.  Being HIV positive doesn’t mean you have to stay at home but it might mean you need to get out of bed and enjoy life.  There were many times, I felt depressed when I was first diagnosed.  Life is a celebration and I say live it to its fullest.  I’m not a party boy or anything but I had to get footage of the parties on the Atlantis Cruise Allure of the Sea ship it was amazing 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Justin's HIV Journal Justin does ifly (Indoor Skydiving) Happy New Year!!



For my birthday, my hubby took me to ifly.  It was awesome!!! I did two sessions it was the best ever.  I’ve been skydiving before, this was amazing.  The hubby decided once a month we will go for some couple time.  2016 was a crazy year for us.  Let us hope 2017 is better.  With ifly and 2017 I plan on soaring to new heights in 2017.  Let us be proactive and not reactive.  Special thank you to the hubby Love you and to the staff at ifly.  With HIV I've learned that I will always aim high and always try to fly over adversity.


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Justin's HIV Journal at the Brooklyn Museum and La Mama Galleria



I received an e-mail from a curator from an organization called Visual AIDS.  Visual AIDS was Founded in 1988, and it is the only Arts organization that is fully committed to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness and creating dialog around HIV issues today.  Visual AIDS produces and presents visual art projects, exhibitions, public forums and publications, while assisting artists living with HIV.  
I was invited by Visual AIDS to come up to NY and speak on a panel.  It was amazing I really enjoyed myself.  It put somethings into prospective for me.  One aspect about being an artist sometimes you never know how much for work impacts others and how much it impacts you to see it through another person’s eyes.  I got very emotional seeing the message I sent to my brothers it was hard but it helped me a little bit.  Thank you to the curators Jean Carlomusto, Alexandra Juhasz and Hugh Ryan.  Also, thank you so much to Alex Fialho who helped me with transportation and hung out with me for a bit while in NY.  The exhibit was called, “Everyday”.  "Everyday" explores the AIDS crisis (historically and currently) through the lens of art and ephemera that looks at and evidences daily experiences & practices in response to HIV/AIDS.
The exhibition includes artwork and ephemera by Babycastles, Anne Balsamo, Barton Lidice Beneš, Jean Carlomusto, Curtis Carman, Paul Chisholm, Ian Clyde, darkroom danny, T De Long, Chloe Dzubilo, Delphine Fawundu-Buford, fierce pussy, Avram Finkelstein, Peggy Frank, Fuck Laws Flash Collective, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Carl George, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, John Hanning, Eva Hayward, Edward Hochschild, Mark S. King, Kia Labeija, Carol Leigh, Nancer Lemoins, Gin Fong Louie, Dale MacDonald, Joyce McDonald, Juanita Mohammed, Ray Navarro, Luna Luis Ortiz, Grahame Perry, Poster Virus, LJ Roberts, Randy Freedomclay Rogers, Fábian Rios Rubino, Ivan Safrin, Dudley Saunders, Loren Schmidt, James Simmonds, Michael Slocum, Southern Living AIDS Quilt, Zara Steadman, Hugh Steers, Nelson Sullivan, Justin B. Terry-Smith, Prashast Thapan, The NAMES Project, James Wentzy, Frederick Weston, Jessica Whitbread, Jon Winet, Albert Winn and Tanya Wischerath.
This is the first time Justin’s HIV Journal was showcased in a galleria then to go to the Brooklyn Museum and see Justin’s HIV Journal on a big screen was amazing.
A very special shoutout to Drea De Aragao and Damien Basile for coming out and supporting me!!!
Click the link to go to the Visual AIDS site
https://www.visualaids.org/events/detail/everyday

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Justin B Terry-Smith's answers questions on Side Effects of PrEP and How he found out he had HIV



Hi Justin—I heard your dissertation is on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Can you tell me what the side effects of PrEP are?
—Robert


Justin,
What did it feel like when you got HIV? Did you notice your body change? And, if so, did you think it was nothing? Or can you just not tell at all if you are positive?
—Aaron


Justin answers these questions on A&U Magazine's website please click the link below 

http://www.aumag.org/2016/11/27/justin-time-november-2016/

or 

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