WORLD AIDS DAY:
Guest Speaker Bradford McIntyre
Thursday December 1, 2011,
The Carnegie Community Centre Theatre
December 1, 2011 - "My name
is Bradford McIntyre. I am Positively Positive. I have been living infected with HIV since 1984.
I feel very fortunate to be here with you today at the Carnegie Community Centre Theatre celebrating WORLD AIDS DAY.
On November 28th 1985, I was told by my doctor to inform my family, arrange my finances and funeral, I had six months
to live! After four years of living in fear, my life took a dramatic turn and I embarked on a journey away from fear!
Healing does not necessarily mean cure of disease, but healing our mind and transforming our body to realize its full potential,
joy and purpose. Learning about the influence that our thoughts have on our life and health, from breakdown to breakthrough.
Living today as healthy and as fully as you can mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. The Abundance of Life does not come from what one can provide for oneself, but it is provided in our connectedness. I would not be here today if it were not for all the many people in my life.
We don't have to carry the fears that were created around HIV! Fear is like putting up a STOP SIGN for living!
While dealing with HIV and AIDS, dedicated people have worked tirelessly creating awareness in the many areas
related to HIV and AIDS. Individuals spoke out; ignored the HIV stigma and they broke down the barriers of fear and
discrimination in their own lives, as well as for the sake of others.
Most of what caused the fear and stigma does not exisit today! We have treatment options and people are living long and productive lives.
In the early years, I hid away and felt alone, but since going public and disclosing my HIV status 17 years ago, I have a
freedom, I did not have before! With this freedom, I am committed to breaking down the barriers of fear and discrimination.
I would like you to take a moment... to look around. See each other. See We Are ALL Connected! Whether
You are affected by or infected with HIV, we much cross those boundaries of Fear and Discrimination. Let us join Our Hearts, in the
realization we are ALL here to Love one another.
I join with you that we may create a shift in thinking around HIV/AIDS and ALL disease!
Love is the way! I am Positively Positive."
Biography: Bradford McIntyre