Matthew Hall was diagnosed with HIV as a 23-year-old in 1995. Given effective antiretroviral treatment was yet to become available, HIV was considered a death sentence at this time. Devasted by the news, Matt [...]
In 1996, I gave a paper at the XI International AIDS Conference, held in Vancouver. It was about the effective use of narrative to engage audiences with stories of positive people, but it could [...]
Indeed, the 1980s were like that. They were a peak time for ‘gay’ and ‘community’. They were also the time that we got to understand the HIV epidemic, and by the end of the [...]
From where we stand now, the years from 1992, when the heady romanticism of ACT UP started to fizzle out and fracture, to late 1995, when early news of the success of combination therapy [...]
As a Positive Speakers Bureau speaker of 21 years for Positive Life NSW, I have been privileged to hear stories and see lives transform.
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 [...]
Sydney in the 70s was a cool place to explore your sexuality.