#188 – October 2017

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15 October 2017

Culture, secrets and HIV

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In my family, I am the responsible one. I am born here, but my South American culture is very strong. I have to look after my sisters and my parents and they come to [...]

15 October 2017

Being Transgender and HIV Divergence

By |2020-12-08T11:44:15+11:0015 October 2017|Categories: #188 – October 2017|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Being Transgender and HIV Divergence

In April 2008, my Thai transgendered partner and I were both diagnosed with AIDS in Thailand a day apart, skipping HIV completely. While I lay dying in a Bangkok hospital with AIDS related PCP [...]

15 October 2017

Culture, language and HIV

By |2020-12-08T11:49:33+11:0015 October 2017|Categories: #188 – October 2017|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Culture, language and HIV

I was born in Japan and grew up in a middle class conservative family and received a good education. When I was 18 years old, the guy I was dating told my parents that [...]

15 October 2017

AIDS Silence = Invisibility

By |2020-12-08T11:56:01+11:0015 October 2017|Categories: #188 – October 2017|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on AIDS Silence = Invisibility

The truth be told, there are still people dying of AIDS in NSW and Australia. I know this is a shocking truth, but my concern is the continued silence and lack of visibility about [...]

15 October 2017

Injecting crystal, harm reduction and HIV

By |2020-12-08T12:19:30+11:0015 October 2017|Categories: #188 – October 2017|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Injecting crystal, harm reduction and HIV

The glorious, chemically fuelled sex that I was having half a decade ago changed my life and my HIV status. Looking back on my sex life, not much has changed in the intervening period [...]

15 October 2017

A bittersweet relationship with HIV

By |2020-12-08T11:52:14+11:0015 October 2017|Categories: #188 – October 2017|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A bittersweet relationship with HIV

I remember the day I found out I had HIV. I was at the doctor with my niece who knows English better than me. The doctor sat across from us and looked nervous. He [...]

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