Brett rang the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) to see if there was any way he could make his boss pay him on time.
“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.
I was battling the black dog of depression and anxiety and trying to make sense of my diagnosis.
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.
After putting off testing for HIV, 'Nathan' shares his story when he found out he was HIV 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.”
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.