Volume 2- Positively Me

I had lived and worked on the Brighton gay scene for twelve years; despite being surrounded by educational material and support about the risks of unsafe sex I kept my head in the sand.

Perhaps I was scared, perhaps I was in denial – avoiding what I thought was a social stigma. In 2011, at the age of thirty-four I was diagnosed with HIV and got my wake-up call. You don’t think about it, the initial shock is overwhelming, but the support I received held me up.

Today, I am living with HIV, I’m healthy, I have made a lot of changes in the way I live my life and how I look after myself. But more importantly I have changed my attitude, I lived in the shadow of denial and ignorance and it’s that attitude that I now work against by using my story to educate, challenge prejudice and promote awareness.

Thanks for listening.

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Track 1 – Diagnosis (5.07)

 

Track 2 – Disclosure (5.06)

 

Track 3 – Why I Speak Out (1.25)