Dear Silvia, This is one of the most frightening days of your life. As usual, when filled with anxiety you Continue reading
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.
We have now officially entered National HIV Testing Week . The campaign is in full swing, and I have seen Continue reading
As the summer was about to finish, at the end of August, we had a fantastic session with the activists Continue reading
Confidentiality is a very important concept for us, people living with HIV. But what do we know about how the Continue reading
Guest Blogger Kath Charters reports from The UK Conference of People Living with HIV 2013 Hi Speaking Up blog Continue reading
I have spoken in front of thousands of people about living with HIV, however rarely was I so nervous as Continue reading