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.
I am very excited that The Women’s Room next week will provide a space for women with HIV to ask all their treatment and health related questions to Dr Verity Sullivan, an HIV physician, who is particularly passionate about the health of women living with HIV.
The group is open to all women living with HIV, we have a crèche, and can reimburse travel expenses to women on a low income. So if you have any questions about HIV, you never dared to ask before…. Come and join us!
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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.
Taking Part is a group of people living with HIV, supported by Positively UK, who are interested in activism and want Continue reading
Kate spoke about the history of women’s activism in the UK. It was terribly moving to see pictures back from the 80’s and 90’s of Jayne and Sheila (Positively Women founders) and other young women, most of them now dead from AIDS, who for the first time got together to have the rights of women living with HIV voiced and recognized .
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