By Guest|2021-03-12T22:06:57+11:0027 February 2020|Categories: Blog+, Opinion|Tags: AIDS-defining illness, combination anti-retroviral therapy (cART), early 90s, HIV stigma, late 80s, personal stories, PrEP, social support, TasP, U=U, undetectable viral load (UVL)|
I have been living with HIV for over 22 years, five of which I was unaware I was positive.
By Positive Life NSW|2021-12-23T15:41:49+11:0015 March 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Blog+, Health, Mental Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: #190 – March 2018, Grim Reaper, late 80s|
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.
By Positive Life NSW|2022-01-11T08:14:18+11:0015 March 2018|Categories: Blog+, Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: #190 – March 2018, 80s, Gaetan Dugas, GRID, late 80s, mid to late 90s|
The 1980s was a peak time for ‘gay’ and ‘community’. They were also the time that we got to understand the HIV epidemic
By Positive Life NSW|2021-12-23T15:21:52+11:0015 March 2018|Categories: Blog+, Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: #190 – March 2018, GRID, HIV/AIDS, late 80s|
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.
By Positive Life NSW|2021-12-23T15:35:59+11:0015 March 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Blog+, Health, Mental Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: #190 – March 2018, AIDS-defining illness, late 80s|
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.
By Lance Feeney|2021-09-30T19:36:26+10:0015 March 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Blog+, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: #185 – March 2016, 70s, 80s, gay men living with HIV, late 80s, mid to late 90s|
Sydney in the 70s was a cool place to explore your sexuality.