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8 March 2019

Women and HIV

By |2020-12-04T09:53:08+11:008 March 2019|Categories: Blog+, Advocacy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

As a heterosexual woman living with HIV (WLHIV) for the past 25 years, I am acutely aware that the lived experience of WLHIV today is still mired in ignorance and invisibility. Many people in [...]

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 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 [...]

15 June 2017

Backpacking and HIV

By |2020-12-08T10:52:41+11:0015 June 2017|Categories: #187 – June 2017|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Backpacking and HIV

One rainy evening on Oxford Street in Sydney, I sat in an a[TEST] clinic stunned and frozen from shock. It was not from the cold. I had just heard: “I’m sorry, but your bloods [...]

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.

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