I was diagnosed with HIV during the broadcasting of the hysterical Grim Reaper campaign in 1987, at eighteen years old.
Dealing with being told you have HIV or hepatitis C (hep C) or both, takes time to work out what that means.
Combat internalised HIV stigma and judgement, and take control of HIV!
Once you become poz, then what? Do you stop having sex, have judgmental thoughts, be unhappy, overthink, not go out, feel rejected, fearful and anxious?
HIV is manageable and it must be acknowledged that living with HIV in 2014 is very different to what it was like in the 1980s.