7 episodes

We're bringing knowledge and empowerment to the DC-Maryland area! Join our hosts Leah and Malachi as they speak to special guests and amplify the voices of members of our HIV communities while giving them an avenue to share life experiences, discuss resources, and encourage people living with HIV to engage in care and treatment. Let’s raise our voices and create better outcomes for people with HIV!

Positive Voices Positive Voices Podcast

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

We're bringing knowledge and empowerment to the DC-Maryland area! Join our hosts Leah and Malachi as they speak to special guests and amplify the voices of members of our HIV communities while giving them an avenue to share life experiences, discuss resources, and encourage people living with HIV to engage in care and treatment. Let’s raise our voices and create better outcomes for people with HIV!

    Self-Care

    Self-Care

    Self-Care is an essential part of maintaining your mental, physical, and sexual health. This week, hosts Leah and Malachi speak to Anne and Jerry from Heart to Hand, where a healthy you is a sexy you! Join our deep dive into why self-care is so necessary and how knowing your needs can better your self-care journey.

    • 35 min
    Black Women and HIV

    Black Women and HIV

    Black women make up a significant portion of the population of people with HIV. Today, we’re hearing two women’s stories about life with HIV. Tune in to hear this week’s guests, Jacqueline and Yevette, discuss self-love, healthy relationships, and more.

    • 34 min
    Living an HIV Positive Life

    Living an HIV Positive Life

    This week Malachi and Leah are speaking to guest Greg Meredith about his experience as an HIV-positive person. This engaging interview expands to discuss the role of stigma in HIV disclosure, the complex nature of HIV medication and medical care, and dating in the LGBTQ+ community. You won’t want to miss this!

    • 37 min
    Mental Health and HIV

    Mental Health and HIV

    In this episode, Leah and Malachi discuss all things mental health with Dr. Shanéa Thomas. Mental health and HIV are closely intertwined, but the ways they interact are unique to each person. Join our discussion on therapy, the importance of hopeful stories, trauma, and the need for a sense of power over your health and wellbeing.

    • 40 min
    HIV and Aging

    HIV and Aging

    HIV is not a death sentence. Malachi and Leah are joined by HIV Positive advocates Linda Scruggs and Ken Pettigrew. Our guests recount their experiences being diagnosed with HIV, the effect of stigma, and how culture’s understanding of HIV has aged with them.

    • 49 min
    Dating in the DMV

    Dating in the DMV

    Welcome to the Positive Voices podcast, where we're bringing knowledge and empowerment to the DC-Maryland area! In our first episode, hosts Leah and Malachi are joined by Jordan Madison, a Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist. Listen in on their frank discussions on how culture, toxic masculinity, and HIV status all affect dating in the DMV area.

    • 51 min

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