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HIV Peer Support Standards: We need your views!

Published on Aug 17, 2016 in Get Involved, Policy, Publications

Over the past year a Steering Group, led by Positively UK, have been developing standards of peer support. These standards have been developed by people living with HIV and need to be owned by everyone living with HIV. We need your input around the standards, what we’ve got right, what more we need to include, and if you have any supporting evidence to add.

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Proudly Undetectable and Challenging HIV Stigma

Published on Jun 23, 2016 in Get Involved, News

This year at Pride in London Positively UK will be marching under the theme of “Proudly Undetectable”. We have chosen this focus as public awareness of the modern face of HIV has failed to catch up with the rapid developments in HIV medication over recent years.

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Cristian’s Story

Published on Mar 27, 2016 in Personal Stories - Men

I am a bisexual man living with HIV and I say that in this order because when I was diagnosed HIV positive it was a very important moment in my life but being HIV positive is not something that defines me necessarily so is actually a very small part of me.

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Mario’s Story

Published on Mar 26, 2016 in Personal Stories - Men

I moved to this country approximately 6 years ago and work as a nurse for the NHS in a very prestigious London hospital. I have lived most of this time in south west London where a big part of the gay community use drugs or ‘chemsex’ as a way of meeting people and having some fun. I went down that path where I would take some drugs and go looking for sex in saunas, at sex parties – I did it all.

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Jamie’s Story

Published on Mar 25, 2016 in Personal Stories - Men

Treatment brought few side effects, just some mild tiredness and nausea if I took it without food. It’s all about planning. In just over 3 weeks I was undetectable. I felt free; my fears of transmitting were gone – My fear of dating and disclosing not so much so. I dreaded having to disclose my status to people and what their reactions would be. It wasn’t long however until I found my resilience.

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