Positive Life celebrates the 6th National Day of Women Living with HIV in Sydney NSW.
There’s a lot of misconception about who gets anal cancer and how it’s caused.
When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1997, apart from the shock and fear and my whole life being turned upside down, I had to deal with the reality the programs and services were largely focused on men.
I am Angel and I am from the southern part of Africa. I am 39 years old and this is my story.
If a confident, articulate person like me has had so much hesitation and struggle around living with HIV, then how must it be for others?
I am acutely aware that the lived experience of women living with HIV today is still mired in ignorance and invisibility.
Women living with HIV are not seen as a priority group for contracting HIV, so we are not routinely tested and don’t receive targeted education for women.
What can we do to ensure the inclusion and experiences of women living with HIV in Australia?
The main risk for anal cancer is a common virus carried by everyone who is sexually active.
Ditching the condoms risks more than pregnancy. What do you know about sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?