Become enlightened and empowered with astonishing facts you won't find in the mainstream media. This podcast gives insight into the real meaning of headline AIDS news, shares remarkable personal stories from people directly affected by tests and treatments, and offers thought provoking interviews with doctors and scientists from around the globe who challenge conventional thinking on HIV, AIDS and health.

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Episode 96: Dr. Manuel Garrido Recalls His Own Escape from the ‘Positive Hell’ of Living with ‘HIV’

The year is 1987, and the world stands in fear of an alleged new virus, “HIV,” with only one treatment in development, a highly toxic drug called AZT. A medical doctor in Spain gets his own test results — “positive” — and descends into alcoholism and despair. Twenty-seven years later, as featured in the new documentary film Positive Hell, he is healthy and proof that there is indeed life after HIV. Continue Reading …

XTRA: Joan Shenton, Dr. Christian Fiala and Mitchell Rabin Discuss ‘Positive Hell’ on ‘The Progressive Film Hour’

What is “AIDS,” are there any reliable tests for a virus that allegedly causes it, and why are certain people living many years after they “test positive”? Here at “How Positive Are You,” these questions may be a bit, shall we say, elementary, but it may be new to some listeners. Joan Shenton (Immunity Resource Foundation) and Dr. Christian Fiala break it all down for New York Podcaster Mitchell Rabin in advance of the February 5 London premiere of Joan’s 30-minute film Positive HellListen in — because “the fundamental things apply.” Without reliable tests, clear disease definitions and treatments that don’t cause the diseases themselves, we’re not sure what we’re looking at.


Listen at The Progressive Film Hour. Get the 16th Anniversary Edition of Joan’s classic of “AIDS dissidence,” Positively False: Exposing the Myths Around HIV and AIDS, which will also be launched at the London premiere, by clicking here. Won’t you look cool with a copy of that book, hobnobbing with Joan and the gang in jolly old London! Send us your “selfies” from the premiere. NEW! – RSVP FOR THE PREMIERE, AS SEATING IS LIMITED: Contact Joan directly at


UPDATE, January 2015: Join “How Positive Are You” for a Private Screening of ‘Positive Hell,’ Saturday, January 31, in New York! See our Facebook invitation here or e-mail us at for details.

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