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  • Philip Christopher Baldwin talks about living with hep C in the gay community

    I did not have the courage to tell people that I had Hep C, worried that others would gossip about me. There were no role models in the media for co-infection with HIV and Hep C, which made it harder to be open. I had fought so hard to be an out gay man, and now I was hiding something that was inextricably linked to my sexuality, to my identity and to my core sense of who I am.

    13 May 2015 | QX
  • Most people think they’ll never get HIV. We spoke to two students who did

    Unless you watch Comic Relief or own Team America on DVD, chances are HIV doesn’t cross your mind that often. Yet rising rates of young gay men across the country are being diagnosed every year with the chronic illness. HIV may no longer be the death sentence it once was – nonetheless, it dramatically changes the lives of those who contract it.

    01 April 2015 | The Tab
  • Living with HIV: six very different stories

    Since HIV was first diagnosed in Britain 30 years ago, the reality of having the virus has changed dramatically. From a survivor of the 1980s epidemic to a recently diagnosed mother in her 60s, Eleanor Tucker hears six life-affirming stories.

    24 March 2015 | The Guardian
  • HIV Status Disclosure and Ripping the Band-Aid Off Quick

    Being HIV positive for the past six years, I've had to deal with disclosure and the gut-wrenching process of deciding the appropriate time to disclose for each situation I put myself in.

    24 March 2015 | The Body
  • How to Talk to Your Partner About Using PrEP

    Talking about PrEP with your partner can open up a can of worms. Here's how to make the conversation as smooth as possible.

    27 January 2015 | HIV Plus
  • The tale of HIV “dirtiness”, gay sex, and society

    After decades of education and advocacy, it would be reasonable to assume, that the notion of dirtiness in relation to HIV has diminished from our society. However, I would argue that this is not the case, especially if we look into dating apps / websites and the deployment of PrEP.

    26 January 2015 | JZ (blog)
  • Five Reasons His HIV Status Doesn't Matter Anymore

    In one of the bright spots of the new year, 2015, the HIV status of the guy you’re dying to get into bed matters less than ever.

    19 January 2015 | Queerty
  • Skin Vs. Needle: IV Drug Use, Scars & Healing

    Often viewed as one of the most telltale signs of a true "junkie," there is no doubt about the stigma that comes with track marks.

    16 January 2015 | Talking Drugs
  • Dating While HIV-Positive: Knowing What You're Worth

    As anyone can imagine, learning that you are newly HIV-positive can feel like taking a bullet. So sometimes it is best talk to a stranger before you can catch your breath and find your words for your family and friends. Although I am no psychotherapist, I can definitely relate and empathize with a myriad of fears that flood a person’s headspace when they first receive the news. And in almost every instance, the most pressing and immediate concern after just finding out is about how HIV will affect a person’s dating life.

    04 January 2015 | The Advocate
  • Adolescents born with HIV must be told their status

    Petronella Sampa Nsomfwa was born with HIV, but wasn't told of her status by her parents before they died. On the launch of a new report she calls on families to be open with their adolescent children about their HIV status.

    15 December 2014 | Key Correspondents
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