More to Me Than HIV

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More to Me Than HIV

First published in Gscene July 2020 For last years World AIDS Day I put together a public project of work joining other people living with an HIV+ diagnoses at Jubilee library.For last years World AIDS Day I put together a public project of work joining other people living with an HIV+ diagnoses at Jubilee library. For the project I spoke openly about my journey having being           Read more

More to Me Than HIV: GScene post Aug 2020

More to Me Than HIV is a project that aims to breakdown the stigma that has historically been attached to this virus.  When I saw my piece in last months Gscene to promote the More to Me Than HIV project, I was extremely proud, but a small part of me was filled with anxiety; but why should I feel this way? I have been on effective antiretroviral therapy since the Read more

More to Me Than HIV: first published in GScene July 2020

For last years World AIDS Day I put together a public project of work joining other people living with an HIV+ diagnoses at Jubilee library. For the project I spoke openly about my journey having being             diagnosed HIV+ 32 years previous. Back then there was no treatment and a lot of fear and misinformation concerning how HIV was transmitted. As such stigma was rife, Read more

Five asks

Five Asks from Terrence Higgins Trust….

Here are 5 simple ‘asks’ from the team at Terrence Higgins Trust.

1. Have an HIV test. This is particularly important if you are sexually active and have multiple sexual partners. In an ideal world everybody would use a condom each and every time they have sex, but the reality is there are times when a condom isn’t used. On these occasions get yourself down to your local STI clinic within 24 hours and ask for a treatment of PEP www.pep.chapsonline.org.uk. To know your HIV status is also extremely important, although you may find burying your head in the hand one way of dealing with the subject the truth is that if you are HIV positive then there are now a range of combination therapies that will stop the condition from doing any long term damage. Read more

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