Monday, May 30, 2011

Fabcast: Timely, urgent, eye-opening--the story of Jake

@mgg @mcvie @gibbscadiz, thank you for that fabcast. powerful story indeed. struck a chord in me. -- from @itsMePeriod on Twitter, just one of many expressions of support and appreciation we got from listeners after the publication of the two-part podcast below featuring our special guest, Jake Manila.

Jake--to whom all the thanks, in fact, should go, for his courage, honesty and selflessness in admitting he is HIV-positive, and resolving to do his part to help raise greater awareness about the disease. How he got infected is a shocking, hearbreaking story. But how he is living with it, and what it now means to his life--and to the rest of us who might find inspiration from his example of bravery and grace under tremendous odds--deserve greater attention. Listen:

Part 1

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Music credits:
Love The Way You Lie (Part II) (piano version) by Rihanna
Maturity (from the soundtrack of Cinema Paradiso) by Ennio Morricone
Visit To The Cinema (from the soundtrack of Cinema Paradiso) by Ennio Morricone
After The Destruction (from the soundtrack of Cinema Paradiso) by Ennio Morricone
Cinema On Fire (from the soundtrack of Cinema Paradiso) by Ennio Morricone

Part 2

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Music credits:
Sun Of A Gun by Oh Land
The Mission (from The Mission soundtrack) by Ennio Morricone
Gabriel’s Oboe (from The Mission soundtrack) by Ennio Morricone
In My Place by Coldplay
Childhood And Manhood (from Cinema Paradiso) soundtrack by Ennio Morricone
Love Theme (from Cinema Paradiso soundtrack) by Ennio Morricone
Remorse (from The Mission soundtrack) by Ennio Morricone
The Show Must Go On (from Moulin Rouge soundtrack) by Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman and Cast

For more of Jake's advocacy, the No Day But Today Project, click here. He can also be reached at monkeyboy589@yahoo.com or at his Facebook page.

Ah, those closing lines of Tony Kushner's Angels in America:

You are fabulous creatures, each and every one.
And I bless you: More Life.
The Great Work Begins.


1 comment:

ArchieMD said...

If you get infected with the virus in November... you won't easily get full blown AIDS come December or you won't even start taking anti-retroviral medications come February. If you get infected with the virus, you will probably have flu-like symptoms typical of an acute retroviral syndrome. After a few days you will be fine. You only start having these symptoms if your CD4+ starts to go done to as low as less than 200. That's when you get all these symptoms of AIDS and that's the time you start taking antiretroviral meds. And these don't happen in a span of a few months.
Clearly... this story of Jake is just bogus.

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