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Positive Life NSW is the largest peer-led and run representative body of all people living with HIV in Australia based in NSW since 1988, and the voice of all people living with HIV in NSW regardless of gender or identity.
15 December 2018

Breaking down stigma one barrier at a time

By |2021-01-15T20:16:00+11:0015 December 2018|#191 – December 2018|Comments Off on Breaking down stigma one barrier at a time

Matthew Hall was diagnosed with HIV as a 23-year-old in 1995. Given effective antiretroviral treatment was yet to become available, HIV was considered a death sentence at this time. Devasted by the news, Matt [...]

15 December 2018

HIV Stigma, the Social Disease Pandemic

By |2021-01-15T20:16:11+11:0015 December 2018|#191 – December 2018|Comments Off on HIV Stigma, the Social Disease Pandemic

Treating someone differently based on their race, culture, language, ethnicity or national origin is never okay, yet is a daily reality for many of us living with HIV in Australia. When we asked culturally [...]

15 December 2018

Flashback to a time of stigma and fear

By |2020-12-08T15:37:02+11:0015 December 2018|#191 – December 2018|Comments Off on Flashback to a time of stigma and fear

I was diagnosed with HIV during the broadcasting of the hysterical Grim Reaper campaign in 1987, at eighteen years old. My family based in southern NSW had no idea of my sexuality that I’d [...]

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