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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 [...]

27 February 2020

Communities make the difference to me

By |2021-03-12T22:06:57+11:0027 February 2020|Categories: Blog+, Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I have been living with HIV for over 22 years, five of which I was unaware I was positive.

3 July 2019

What makes consent, consent?

By |2021-10-06T09:45:45+11:003 July 2019|Categories: Blog+, Mental Health, Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What does consent mean? Is consent always an enthusiastic ‘yes’, or is it sometimes the absence of a ‘no’?

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 [...]

24 October 2018

Does U equal you?

By |2020-12-04T09:59:42+11:0024 October 2018|Categories: Blog+, Advocacy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

U=U is a HIV awareness campaign that refers to the reality that if you have an undetectable viral load (in Australia, this is less than 20 copies of the HIV virus per millilitre of [...]

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