Shocked at being told I had “the plague”

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 in the US like Walter Kubitz in Virginia. But this was in Ireland, from someone … Continue reading Shocked at being told I had “the plague”

Living openly with HIV always helps

  Since I was diagnosed back in 2009 as living with HIV, I have tried to live my life openly. This blog started off anonymously but then I realised that this was self-stigmatizing. Not something to be proud of. As part of my commemoration of World AIDS Day in December 2010, I 'came out' on … Continue reading Living openly with HIV always helps