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James | Featured Advocate

“I was diagnosed following months of other blood tests to try and find out what was wrong with me. ” | See more …

Alex | 

“My advice to anyone who is unsure of their status would be to listen to your body.” | Read More

Amanda

“My HIV positive diagnosis was a relief. Finally I knew what was wrong with me, and was looking forward to feeling better.” | Read More

Andrew | View Video Interview

“Testing should be promoted in all areas – it should be part of general health check-ups.” | Read more …

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Andrew C

“I didn’t care – until I came to terms with my HIV.” | Read more …

Angelina | View Video Interview

“My greatest hope that there will come a time in the future, when all people living with HIV will have access to the treatment, care and support they need in order to continue leading healthy and fulfilling lives.” | See more …

Ant

“I ticks lots of diversity boxes – HIV+, gay, mixed race – but not the one marked stigma.” | Read more …

Antonio | Courtesy of Stand Tall, Get Snapped

“I have got all the support and still feel great and strong and keep positive to reach my goals.” | Read More …

Abby

“I don’t think we could have managed to get through all the hard times without support.” | Read More …

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Becky | Follow @hivgirlbristol

“Finding out early meant that I’ve not suffered any physical effects and the real challenge for me was coming to terms with it mentally and emotionally.” | See more …

Cath

“I feel very much empowered by the journey I have been on because of HIV.” | Read More …

Chris Kearl | View Video Interview

“HIV just needs to be talked about more.” | Read more…

Daniel View Video Interview

“I’d recommend people – whether straight, gay or bisexual – go for regular sexual health check-ups.” | See More …

David | View Video Interview

“There’s just not enough information about HIV in the public domain.” | Read More …

Francis

“At least I know my status. I can do something about it, even if I don’t like it.” | Read More …

Gemma | Courtesy of Stand Tall, Get Snapped

“I believe in being open about my HIV and to fight the stigma and discrimination with education and hope.” | Read More …

Geoff

“If only I had been tested sooner and not waited until my CD4 was eleven I could have made my life so much easier.” | Read More …

A Mum’s Story

“All I want for my son is for him to be able to understand his condition and move on with his life.” | Read more…

James

“Whilst growing up my mum always said to me, ‘A problem shared is a problem halved’. This is the best advice for anyone reading this story.” | Read More

Joan | Featured Advocate | Listen

“You can get through an HIV diagnosis – but it would be so much easier if the test was done as standard.” | Read More…

JoeView Video Interview

“Today we have quick, easy testing – there’s a real opportunity to live a long, healthy life.” | Read More …

Katie

“I had my head in the sand, because I didn’t want to know the truth. But I never thought of HIV.” | Read More …

MemoryView Video Interview

“I always tell people: if you feel unwell, or you think you might be at risk, get tested.” | Read More …

Mick | View Video Interview

“The more people who are open about HIV, the less stigma there will be.” | Read More …

Mikey | Courtesy of Stand Tall, Get Snapped

“HIV has made me grow up, and my priorities aren’t the same anymore.” | Read More …

A Mother and Her Son

“We now have an excellent quality of life, a good set of family values, and we find pleasure in the small miracles of daily living.” | Read More …

Michael | View Video Interview

“The sooner you get tested, the more likely it is that your treatment will be effective.” | Read More …

Paul

“Everybody’s perception of HIV is different, and I still find it astounding how many people are uneducated about it.” | Read More …

Peter | 1957-2013

“I don’t want other people to come so close to death as I have simply because of the widespread reluctance to test.” | Read More …

Phil

“Early diagnosis has been the key for me.  It should mean I will lead a full and hopefully long life.” | Read More

Rachel | Courtesy of Stand Tall, Get Snapped

“HIV is not to be feared.” | Read More …

Richard

“I hope to inform, and hopefully break down a bit of the stigma that people can associate with living with HIV.” | Read More …

Sebastian

“My passion to reduce stigma and prevent HIV among young people motivated me to facilitate a sport based approach in the fight against HIV and AIDS.” | Read More

Simon

“Free access to the latest information should be available to everyone before they make treatment decisions about their healthcare.” | Read More …

Sylvia | View Video Interview |

“I decided to share my story because I believe it can help our communities to see that somebody with HIV is just like you and me.” | Read More

TJ | Read Blog Posts

“I feel lucky – I have the full support of those around me that care” | Read more…

Tom | Read Blog Posts |

“Eventually I got my health under control, my viral load is now ‘undetectable’ and my CD4 count is higher than it ever has been.” | Read More …

Tony | Courtesy of Stand Tall, Get Snapped

“I tested positive after a routine sexual health check, age 36 – the same age my grandfather died at war.” | Read More …

Tyler B

“So that’s when it happened, that’s the day my life changed…. But not the day changed.” | Read More …

Tyler C |

“Being diagnosed as HIV-positive and deciding to publicly own my status has given me lucidity, understanding and drive.” | Read More