We are now in the fourth decade of the HIV epidemic: giant advancements in medical treatment mean that people living with the virus, like myself, can expect to live to old age if we have access to treatment, support and care, and we are treated with dignity and respect. I would have never imagined this to be possible when I was diagnosed in the late 90’s, a few days before my 30th birthday. As much as I rejoice that I will soon be turning 50, I still cannot say that the future is bright for myself and the other 107,000 people estimated to be living with HIV in the UK.
HIV is easily treatable with pills. But there are no pills for stigma. Stigma grows on the ignorance behind the statement by Ukip’s leader Nigel Farage. There is no substance behind his words.
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Today my HIV comes of age. 18 years ago I was diagnosed HIV positive. If my HIV was a person it could now vote.
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