Good sex, intimacy and sensual pleasure are an important part of quality of life, but it is very rare that we give ourselves space to think about them. Sex is powerful. It underlies so much of our lives, who we are, and what we do. However, we seldom have opportunities to talk openly about it. Having HIV, and many of us having acquired HIV through sex, complicates things even further. However, I firmly believe that HIV does not have to be a barrier to a pleasurable sex life.
Dear Silvia, This is one of the most frightening days of your life. As usual, when filled with anxiety you Continue reading
Today is 19 years we are together. This is also the year I turn fifty. My life has been defined by you, there is no denying it. You have pushed me in so many directions. The highest and the lowest. I never felt so lonely and damaged like today 19 years ago. But today you connect me to an amazing community of people that in spite of fear, suffering, illness and stigma, have risen, resisted and flourished.
Taking Part is a group of people living with HIV, supported by Positively UK, who are interested in activism and want Continue reading
This week the results of the PROUD study were presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle. This Continue reading
First, acquire this small molecule they call HIV It can be done in several ways. None of them matters. Then Continue reading
The key messages on this World AIDS day is: we are not going to medicalise ourselves out of the HIV epidemic; unless we address stigma, HIV will continue to grow in our communities. HIV stigma continues being a barrier to people accessing services, including prevention, testing treatment and care.
We have now officially entered National HIV Testing Week . The campaign is in full swing, and I have seen Continue reading