From yesterday, following a legal move1 made by the North’s health minister, it is now possible to buy HIV self-testing kits and to test yourself for HIV. Speaking on World AIDS Day, [Simon Hamilton MLA] said: “The change in the law will allow … Continue reading HIV self tests now available in North thanks to legal change
I’ve been contacted by Jemma Campbell who is studying Film and Media at the University of Stirling. She is in her final year and is looking for volunteers to help in her dissertation. In her own words, Hi, I’m Jemma Campbell, … Continue reading Do you live with HIV in Scotland? Can you help Jemma?
Perhaps we will be able stop having daily pills and move to bi-monthly injections. Here is hoping… “Although advancements in treatment have made HIV much easier to manage, the daily dosage of medication can often feel like a burden. Researchers … Continue reading Injectable HIV treatment to begin phase III clinical trials
Sharing your memories of a loved one, a partner, a friend will help to bring the stories of the lost generation back to life. Support the creation of this film. Continue reading “AIDS since the 1980s”: Have you a story to tell?
Both the Mirror and the Manchester Evening News have published outrageously misinformed reports regarding a charity worker facing an anxious New Year as she waits for tests results to find out if she has contracted the disease after being assaulted on … Continue reading Misinformation on HIV transmission from Mirror, MEN, and GMP
So it is 2016 and last night as the old year was preparing to leave, I got told that I had the plague: the gay plague. I thought that this sort of language was only to be expected from conservatives … Continue reading Shocked at being told I had “the plague”
It is just over a week since I have been on my new HIV meds. The change was to help with not having to have a specific number of calories to eat with taking them. That has helped, but now … Continue reading New meds, same old problems…
Andrew Keates has made this documentary about living with HIV. I don’t know him personally, but a friend does. He asks himself questions that he has been asked before and then answers them. Who gave you HIV? Don’t you just pop a pill a day and everything’s fine? How’s your love life? He tells the story of living with HIV, being undetectable, and falling in love. Much of the story that he tells is similar to my own. I am so glad that he has made the video. Now, please go and watch it, and share it with your friends. … Continue reading “My HIV. Our Problem.”
Eviplera to Stribild Today I am making the change from Eviplera to a newer drug which is four-in-one called Stribild. It is made up of four drugs: elvitegravir which is a type of antiretroviral called an integrase inhibitor; conicistat a … Continue reading Change of meds…