Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dab Garner -30 years with HIV

This Sunday February 20th, Dab Garner founder of Dab the AIDS Bear Project, will be celebrating 30 yrs living with HIV/AIDS on 2/14 and Dab the Aids Bear turns 30 this March. Join us for this special episode of POZIAM RADIO when we also celebrate 30 years of Dab the AIDS Bear.

Join us LIVE Sunday at 9pm EST 

History of Dab the AIDS Bear
Back in 1981 when Dab 1st had friends starting to die from AIDS, the hospitals wouldn't allow visitors into the patient's room unless you wore protective garments (gowns, masks etc.) because they were afraid of this new disease and were not sure how the virus was passed. Because of this, people were usually close to death and had at least one opportunistic infection when they were diagnosed and hospitalized. You could see even seasoned health care professional recoil in fear and not wanting to touch the patients. Even close friends were hesitant or scared to visit their friends in the hospital. Dab started buying Gund teddy bears and giving them to friends so they wouldn't have to feel so alone, abandoned and afraid. That is how Dab the AIDS Bear Project began,


  1. Dab is one of my dearest friends, and I have watched him work tirelessly for not only HIV+ people, but those who love them as well, whether they be positive or negative. I am proud to be one of Dab's Angels and have learned so much in working with him the past 10 years! Love you, my special friend!

  2. Proud of your representing those of us living with HIV/AIDS!

  3. Although I don't know Dab, he is forging a way forward for HIV+ people. I send you my love and strength Mr to keep on doing what you do. Thirty years is a long time. Here is to thirty more!