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15December 2018

Breaking down stigma one barrier at a time

By |15 December 2018|Categories: #191 – December 2018|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

15December 2018

HIV Stigma, the Social Disease Pandemic

By |15 December 2018|Categories: #191 – December 2018|Tags: , , |

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. [...]

15December 2018

Flashback to a time of stigma and fear

By |15 December 2018|Categories: #191 – December 2018|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

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