HIV testing

15 August 2016

Oh, you don’t need that

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“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.

15 August 2016

Testing positive

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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.”

15 April 2016

Still living with ignorance and invisibility

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About 10 per cent of people living with HIV in Australia are women, yet we remain relatively invisible.

15 October 2015

HIV – the Heterosexual Context

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I know of more than one young heterosexual woman who on asking their GP for an HIV test was told “oh you don’t need that” or “why?”

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