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18 December 2020

I experienced HIV stigma in hospital

By |2020-12-18T14:00:58+11:0018 December 2020|Categories: #192 - March 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on I experienced HIV stigma in hospital

I am Angel and I am from the southern part of Africa. I am 39 years old and this is my story. In 2017, I had a seizure for the first time and my [...]

15 December 2018

Breaking down stigma one barrier at a time

By |2021-01-15T20:16:00+11:0015 December 2018|Categories: #191 – December 2018|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Breaking down stigma one barrier at a time

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 by the news, Matt [...]

15 December 2018

HIV Stigma, the Social Disease Pandemic

By |2021-10-14T07:38:16+11:0015 December 2018|Categories: #191 – December 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on HIV Stigma, the Social Disease Pandemic

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. When we asked people [...]

15 December 2018

Flashback to a time of stigma and fear

By |2020-12-08T15:37:02+11:0015 December 2018|Categories: #191 – December 2018|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Flashback to a time of stigma and fear

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 my sexuality that I’d [...]

15 December 2017

Never again, I’d rather die

By |2020-12-08T14:01:07+11:0015 December 2017|Categories: #189 – December 2017|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Never again, I’d rather die

Those were my words after I repeatedly experienced the worst discrimination in a healthcare setting last year and at the time; I meant to do exactly what I said. As a mature-aged (50-plus!) black [...]

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.

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