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late 80s

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.

15 March 2018

Invisible no more!

By |2021-12-23T15:41:49+11:0015 March 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Blog+, Health, Mental Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Invisible no more!

Reflecting on my life in 1988 brings back some painful memories: the numbers of deaths from AIDS illnesses was starting to impact on the community and I was starting to fear for my own health.

15 March 2018

Best of times and worst of times

By |2022-01-11T08:14:18+11:0015 March 2018|Categories: Blog+, Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Best of times and worst of times

The 1980s was a peak time for ‘gay’ and ‘community’. They were also the time that we got to understand the HIV epidemic

15 March 2018

It came out of nowhere

By |2021-12-23T15:21:52+11:0015 March 2018|Categories: Blog+, Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on It came out of nowhere

No one knew what it was, what caused it, or how to deal with it. But it was a guaranteed killer. The first recorded case of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) in Australia was in Sydney in October 1982.

15 March 2018

1988 Revisited

By |2021-12-23T15:35:59+11:0015 March 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Blog+, Health, Mental Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 1988 Revisited

September 1988. It was when AIDS notifications had risen to 1,000; when 500 people had died; when the stigma of infection had spread its poison wide.

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