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#186 – August 2016

15 August 2016

Indirect Discrimination while HIV Positive

By |2021-10-01T18:13:40+10:0015 August 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Blog+, Employment and Vocational Support, Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Indirect Discrimination while HIV Positive

Brett rang the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) to see if there was any way he could make his boss pay him on time.

15 August 2016

Oh, you don’t need that

By |2021-10-01T18:08:51+10:0015 August 2016|Categories: Blog+, Health, Opinion, Talkabout, Treatments|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Oh, you don’t need that

“Oh, you don’t need that.” This was the reply from my family GP when I asked for a HIV test for the first time. He was our family doctor.

15 August 2016

Choices and changes

By |2021-10-01T18:02:46+10:0015 August 2016|Categories: Blog+, Health, Opinion, Talkabout, Treatments|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Choices and changes

My testing experience was not planned nor was my result expected. In 1988 I was unwell for a long period of time, I lost about three stone in weight, had night sweats and cold fevers.

15 August 2016

Testing positive

By |2021-10-01T17:54:27+10:0015 August 2016|Categories: Blog+, Health, Opinion, Talkabout, Treatments|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Testing positive

It was a bit of a surprise when she leaned across the table, held my hand and said “I’m sorry to tell you that you’ve tested HIV positive.”

15 August 2016

Sex and Hep C – What’s the risk?

By |2021-10-01T17:51:01+10:0015 August 2016|Categories: Blog+, Health, Talkabout, Treatments|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Sex and Hep C – What’s the risk?

Hepatitis C is a more robust and infectious virus than HIV and it isn’t fully understood just how easy it is to acquire sexually.

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