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18 December 2020

A journey from shock to happiness

By |2020-12-18T14:14:43+11:0018 December 2020|Categories: #193 - March 2020|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A journey from shock to happiness

My name is 'Nathan' and I'm in my early 30s. When I was diagnosed with HIV while I was living in Kuala Lumpur, away from Australia and my familiar friends and life, this experience [...]

15 October 2017

Culture, secrets and HIV

By |2020-12-08T12:08:09+11:0015 October 2017|Categories: #188 – October 2017|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Culture, secrets and HIV

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

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

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 [...]

15 June 2017

Life is still a banquet!

By |2020-12-08T10:55:50+11:0015 June 2017|Categories: #187 – June 2017|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Life is still a banquet!

Being a ‘good gay boy', I was tested every six months for HIV and STIs, which in retrospect seemed quite strange as I was almost your quintessential ’40-year-old virgin.’ After going through the “Grim [...]

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