Nathan Bell

Nathan is 26 years old and lives in Manchester. He put his name forward for the photoshoot as he knew first hand the impact that stigma around HIV can have on someone, to the point where he had mostly shied away from owning his status. The people that need to know his status, know. But the people that don’t, haven’t a clue. This isn't because Nathan is ashamed of having HIV, he is ashamed of what people may think. This project was insanely empowering and whilst Nathan is aware that people on medication can live a normal life (incredible stuff) it also allowed him to let go of worrying about what people might think of him. HIV isn’t the problem, the stigma around it is and if Nathan can do anything to change the minds of people around that, he will. Nathan says this is like coming out all over again!