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Women’s Health

15 October 2017

A bittersweet relationship with HIV

By |2021-12-23T13:25:45+11:0015 October 2017|Categories: Blog+, Health, Mental Health, Talkabout, Women's Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A bittersweet relationship with HIV

My family are everything for me and all the time I have to keep my secret. I try to make sure they never see my tablets or see me going to the clinic.

15 April 2016

Still living with ignorance and invisibility

By |2021-02-06T16:17:02+11:0015 April 2016|Categories: Blog+, Women's Health|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

About 10 per cent of people living with HIV in Australia are women, yet we remain relatively invisible.

15 March 2016

Muslim and living with HIV

By |2021-09-30T19:33:09+10:0015 March 2016|Categories: Blog+, Health, Opinion, Talkabout, Women's Health|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Muslim and living with HIV

I was thirty two and a mother when I was told I was HIV positive at the refugee detention centre.

15 March 2016

How gender impacts the lives of women living with HIV

By |2021-09-30T19:19:09+10:0015 March 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Blog+, Health, Talkabout, Women's Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How gender impacts the lives of women living with HIV

As a heterosexual woman living with HIV for the past 21 years, I am acutely aware that the lived experience of women with HIV today is still mired in ignorance and invisibility.

15 October 2015

HIV – the Heterosexual Context

By |2022-04-05T11:23:46+10:0015 October 2015|Categories: Blog+, Health, Talkabout, Women's Health|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I know of more than one young heterosexual woman who on asking their GP for an HIV test was told “oh you don’t need that” or “why?”

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