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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.

Published
01 April 2015
From
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.

Published
24 March 2015
From
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.

Published
24 March 2015
From
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.

Published
27 January 2015
From
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.

Published
26 January 2015
From
JZ (blog)
Many HIV-positive people’s understanding of the law on HIV transmission is “weak and patchy”

Many people living with HIV in England have a limited understanding of the law which leaves them either at risk of prosecution for HIV transmission or with

Published
21 January 2015
By
Roger Pebody
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.

Published
19 January 2015
From
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.

Published
16 January 2015
From
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.

Published
04 January 2015
From
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.

Published
15 December 2014
From
Key Correspondents
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