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#185 – March 2016

15 March 2016

A few things that keep me going

By |2021-09-30T19:39:28+10:0015 March 2016|Categories: Blog+, Health, Mental Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A few things that keep me going

Like many people living with HIV, I work full-time. I worked before my diagnosis and I’ve continued to work since my diagnosis.

15 March 2016

Finding the confidence to get back out there

By |2021-09-30T19:41:44+10:0015 March 2016|Categories: Blog+, Health, Mental Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Once you become poz, then what? Do you stop having sex, have judgmental thoughts, be unhappy, overthink, not go out, feel rejected, fearful and anxious?

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

Women and PrEP – some differences

By |2022-04-05T11:18:15+10:0015 March 2016|Categories: Blog+, Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A number of major international studies show the use of Truvada as an oral PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) can help prevent the transmission of HIV.

15 March 2016

Being my own detective (with side effects)

By |2021-09-30T19:26:40+10:0015 March 2016|Categories: Blog+, Health, Talkabout, Treatments|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Being my own detective (with side effects)

In 1995, at the age of 37 I became HIV+. At the time I felt my whole life was falling apart.

15 March 2016

Returning to work and dealing effectively with Centrelink

By |2021-09-30T19:23:05+10:0015 March 2016|Categories: Blog+, Health, Mental Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Returning to work and dealing effectively with Centrelink

I have HIV and a number of other chronic health conditions including living with a mental health diagnosis.

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.

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