I (DaveyBoy http://POZ.ca/DaveyBoy/
for more info) have been HIV positive for many years. I needed a way to share my feelings with others so I set out on a quest to create a POZ social network (plus some educational stuff for those who are not HIV+) on my own without sponsorship or funding (money is needed for AIDS cure research, not websites).
I created http://www.13km.com
for all people (HIV- or HIV+, designated room list) to be able to chat live with other people regarding issues of HIV and AIDS. The main chat room is #HIV-AIDS (URL irc://13km.com/hiv-aids/ for mIRC) and is set up for HIV+ and AIDS people only as us HIV+ have separate issues from HIV negatives seeking testing information (#HIVaffected is a room for POZ and negative to interact with each other).
There are rooms for each POZ sexual preference, or welcomed to the main mixed room where you will not find discrimination or bashing. These rooms are monitored by me and other chat members help out with this chore.
I created http://www.HIVdate.com
(for HIV+ only) so others could find romances as many POZ are lonely and feel they cannot find love again because they are HIV+. It's free to post a basic ad and free to reply to others ads, great way to meet someone near you (been half a dozen marriages and many LTR same sex relationships). Almost 5,000 POZ members on this site!
I created http://www.HIVforum.com
for people to ask questions (web blogs) about HIV and AIDS (my girlfriend is a RN, she helps out) or to share ideas about medications (personal experiences or life stories). Forums get monitored for inappropriate material daily!
I created http://www.HIVsearch.com
(search engine containing only trusted HIV/AIDS information from decent AIDS websites) for people (anyone) to find relevant information to what they need. I found so many sites on the big search engines (with search for HIV/AIDS) that were fake cures, AIDS dissidents (AIDS denialists), porn related or some paid STD (Herpes the main theme) dating sites so I decided that I would create a search portal where I could control the links and delete this unneeded crap! HIVsearch.com alone has over 10,000 direct links and portals you out to about a million other pages on the major search engines (that I cannot control)! I got a few complaints that people didn't even know what they wanted to search for, so I created http://www.HIVAIDSsearch.com that is set up in a directory structure so you may pick a topic close to your interests (this search tool has less sites than HIVsearch.com).
I created http://www.HIV-AIDS-POZ.com
as a "funner" POZ site. I have posted some links to my digital art and some Flash animations I made. Check out my web banner campaign (I made the slogans and graphics)!
ALL OF MY POZ SITES ARE 100% FREE TO USE, SPONSOR ADVERTISING PAYS 75% OF THE INTERNET BILLS (CASH GIFTS HELP WITH THE REST) SO YOU DO NOT HAVE TOO! SERVING THE POZ COMMUNITY FOR OVER 5 YEARS, 1998-2004!
Well thanks for taking the time to read about what I have done for the POZ community! Hope to see you soon!
Thanks, http://hiv-aids-poz.com/DaveyBoy/ (DaveyBoy).
**BEWARE OF http://www.aids-dissidents.tk.tk!
(formerly known as www.HIVdate.com
)is for HIV positive individuals to get free HIV/AIDS dating or pen pal personals (free sign up, free to reply, free to search, free to edit), over 5,000 ads already posted from HIV positive individuals like you. This site only has free personal ads for those who are either HIV positive or have reached AIDS status (unlike other expensive $20+/month STD dating sites that mix up herpes and other STDs, people with herpes do not want to date people with HIV). http://www.HIVsearch.com
is the HIV/AIDS search engine of POZ links only. http://www.HIVforum.com
is the online HIV/AIDS message boards where anyone can post a question and get an answer. http://www.13km.com
is the live HIV/AIDS chat network where you can choose chatrooms ranging from HIV+ only
(those infected with virus) to those who are just affected, almost 1,000 members on at various times of the day. Discover hope and acceptance! http://www.HIVAIDSsearch.com
is the HIV/AIDS directory and POZ portal.
VARIOUS HIV/AIDS LINKS: http://www.POZ.ca http://www.HIVAIDS.tk http://Symptoms.HIV-AIDS-POZ.com http://Risks.HIV-AIDS-POZ.com http://Signs.HIV-AIDS-POZ.com http://Testing.HIV-AIDS-POZ.com http://Prevention.HIV-AIDS-POZ.com http://Awareness.HIV-AIDS-POZ.com http://HIV.AIDS.Forum.POZ.ca http://www.HIV-AIDS-POZ.com http://HIV-AIDS.Blog-City.com http://www.hivaidssearch.com/facts/ http://www.hivaidssearch.com/news/ http://www.HIVforum.com/Blogs/ http://www.HIV-AIDS-meds.com http://aids-dissidents.blogspot.com http://www.HIV-AIDS-Chat.com http://www.HIVdate.com/Waiver/ http://www.POZitiveLiving.com http://www.POZ.ca/Banners/