By any other name

 Posted by on July 16, 2016 at 1:45 pm
Jul 162016
By any other name

A whole year?! It’s hard to believe that it has been more than a year since I’ve written anything on my blog. I don’t even know how to begin to catch up. I blame Facebook, mostly. I’ve been addicted to the lightning-fast pace of information exchange there, and I’ve written hundreds, maybe even thousands of posts and at […more]

Nope, I’m not dead yet

 Posted by on March 16, 2015 at 7:42 am
Mar 162015
Nope, I'm not dead yet

Who and why did someone type “jonathan barnett resistance dead?” into a Google search?

Was is it someone who had been missing my thoughtful, creative and witty writings? Someone thinking I must have died from not taking drugs for HIV? Someone wondering if I had died yet because I had started taking ARVs (at greatly reduced dosages) again?

What does Google have to say about resistanceisfruitful?

 Posted by on March 4, 2014 at 10:06 am
Mar 042014
What does Google have to say about resistanceisfruitful?

I have noticed a shift in the kinds of traffic being sent to this blog from Google since moving to a new domain. More than five years of data being displayed on Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools has been reset and is gradually being replaced with new information since the first of the year. This is probably of more interest to me than it is to readers, but who am I to assume that?

The most popular search terms offer no real surprises. They mostly relate to stories that have not been covered elsewhere. There are dozens of variations, and I’ve taken the liberty of consolidating them here.

Fear of the Invisible & Alive and Well SF websites restored

 Posted by on January 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm
Jan 042014
Fear of the Invisible & Alive and Well SF websites restored

Janine Roberts may well be my favorite investigative reporter on the topic of AIDS and HIV. She has published several books and produced documentary films, on topics ranging from Aboriginal resistance to British colonialism in Australia, to the shame of deBeers’ diamond mining operations in Africa.

Janine has also written the much more personal story about her life as a transgendered person—The Seven Days of My Creation: Tales of Magic and Gender

The book that has most helped me form an alternative view about what the heck HIV might really be, and its role in the disease most people call AIDS is titled Fear of the Invisible.

2014: time to move on beyond AIDS dissidence

 Posted by on December 20, 2013 at 9:51 am
Dec 202013
2014: time to move on beyond AIDS dissidence

As the winter solstice approaches, I am aware of what a noteworthy month this December is for me, in ways that have nothing to do with the holidays. Fifteen years ago this month I was informed that I was “HIV-positive”. Five years ago, I started this blog, primarily to share my experiences with both the diagnosis, as well as previous and new health issues. I will be sharing some exciting news about some changes that will be happening to resistance is fruitful a bit later in this post.

Clearing out the drafts folder

 Posted by on December 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm
Dec 052013
Clearing out the drafts folder

As I was doing some housekeeping on my blog, clearing crud out of my drafts folder, I noticed a couple of reasonably complete posts that were never published, for whatever reason. Since they are rather old, and I chose to post-date them, they may not get noticed by the email subscription service, or RSS feeds.

Here’s a list of old posts that have never been seen before:

AIDS dissident crosses enemy lines to find common ground

 Posted by on November 26, 2013 at 8:08 am
Nov 262013
AIDS dissident crosses enemy lines to find common ground

The first real bombshell dropped about six minutes into our chat, while talking about ARV drugs. Almost too casually, JTD said “I haven’t been on meds for going on 14 months now.” I had not yet publicized my own decision to start taking ARV drugs again, though I had dropped some pretty serious hints in our email exchange about “going over to the dark side”, and I was sure he knew I was planning to restart them. The irony of JTD’s comment hit me like a slap in the face. “I can’t believe that,” I told JTD, “you quit the drugs, and I’m getting ready to take them.”

This was probably the pivotal point in our conversation where my doubts and apprehensions about JTD started to soften.

Feeling the burn… a new way to subscribe

 Posted by on October 25, 2013 at 9:01 am
Oct 252013
Feeling the burn... a new way to subscribe

My blog continues to experience change; some wanted and some not so desirable. For several years I have been using Google’s Feedburner to manage my RSS feeds and email subscriptions. It’s worked well, but is apparently yet another victim of Google’s insatiable habit of acquiring businesses it is not really interested in. Like Google Reader—another […more]

Jan 312013
Just another tease

Here’s another short outtake from the pre-show walkthrough that John Grosso and I had in a G+ Hangout On Air (HOA) earlier this week for tomorrow evening’s Rainbow Show. Live stream begins at 7 pm CST.     Please drop in to view the show live, and ask questions via the comment stream on YouTube or Google+. The […more]

Hang out with me on Friday

 Posted by on January 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm
Jan 302013
Hang out with me on Friday

Remember when Google+ was launched more than a year ago to compete in the social networking arena with giants like Facebook? You don’t?  Well, you’re not alone. Despite our love/hate relationship with Facebook, few of us who had grown accustomed to that place could find the time and energy to embrace yet another site for […more]