I’m a 28 year old gay man from London and in June 2018 I was diagnosed with HIV.
I have created this blog as a place to share my journey, offer some advice and hopefully create a platform where others can share their stories about their own experience living with, or knowing someone who is HIV positive.
There is still so much stigma attached, but together, the more we speak openly about it, the more we can eradicate it. Education is power.
I hope to be speaking openly and honestly about my experiences, and would like to encourage you to engage and comment as we build a community. I am not a medical professional, so will always try to include valuable links when it comes to explaining terminology about the virus.
Please bear with me as I add more content and posts over the next few weeks. There is a lot to cover! Already, it’s give people the confidence to to talk about their experiences, which is amazing!
HIV is not a ‘Gay Man’s’ disease, as 53%* of new diagnosis are Gay and Bisexual men… which mean’s 47%*are not. As such, this blog is open to all.
*Statistics taken from Terrance Higgins Trust