Positive Life NSW Blog

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Suicide, or as we prefer to call it ‘self-delivery’, is shrouded in myths and silence. The most damaging myth is we shouldn’t talk about it. 

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As Positive Life’s Treatments Officer, I regularly see and hear about the rougher side of living with HIV.

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When stigma comes from within - what can we do about it?

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Eight years ago Swiss clinicians published a brave conclusion, now known as the ‘Swiss statement’. It stated that the risk of acquiring HIV from someone who was on effective antiretroviral therapy and achieving viral suppression for at least six months was “negligible.”

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Positive Life’s Treatment Officer David Crawford asks if we need to be talking with community about the sexual transmission of hepatitis C (HCV and hep C), particularly with men who have sex with men.

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