Many of our Positive Ambassadors blog right here on our site, sharing their stories and their thoughts.

People with HIV can now expect a normal life expectancy (5/11/2017)- A new paper from medical journal The Lancet has reported that people with HIV diagnosed today can expect the same life expectancy of the general population.   For years now...
News Roundup 14-Oct-2016 (10/14/2016)- In the week when the nation was shook by MarmiteGate, a gorilla escaped at London Zoo and Samsung killed it’s flammable phone… Hospitals and GPs failing to test for HIV...
News Roundup 30-Sept-2016 (9/30/2016)- In the week that Italian police found two stolen Van Gogh paintings, Reykjavik decides to turn off the city’s street lights so everyone can enjoy the Northern Lights, and the England...
News Roundup 23-Sept-2016 (9/23/2016)- In the week that Mary Berry announced she wouldn’t be staying with Great British Bake Off once it moves to Channel 4, Brangelina announced that they were divorcing and we were...
News Roundup 02-Sept-2016 (9/2/2016)- In a week when we lost everyone’s favourite Chocolate Factory owner, Apple was handed a €13bn tax bill, and we were asked to pay the license fee for using the...
News Roundup 19-Aug-2016 (8/19/2016)- In a week where Team GB is smashing it at the Olympics and bringing back the gold medals, a naked statue of Donald Trump appeared in San Francisco and Lady...
News Roundup 12-Aug-2016 (8/12/2016)- On the week when Team GB were completely smashing it and bringing back the Gold at Rio 2016, a 400 year old shark was found in Greenland and Donald Trump...
Ambassador Tom Hayes in the Media (8/3/2016)- Our Positive Ambassador, Tom Hayes, appeared widely in the media yesterday, commenting on the High Court’s decision that the NHS, not local authorities, is responsible for providing PrEP. Tom is also a...
News Roundup 08-July-2016 (7/8/2016)- In a week when we finally got to see the Chilcot Report, the Conservative leadership contest continues to rumble on, and the NASA probe Juno enters orbit around Jupiter after...
News Roundup 01-July-2016 (7/1/2016)- On a week when the whole of the UK political scene is in turmoil, people are washing off their boots from Glastonbury, and England tumbled out of Euro 2016… Prince...
HIV News Update 24-Jun-2016 (6/24/2016)- This was the week when the UK voted to leave the European Union, Sonic the Hedgehog turned 25 years old and astronaut Tim Peake returned to Earth from the International Space...
My Story: An Update (9/22/2014)- I just thought I would write a quick blog post to update you and my story on here. Well where do I start ?? My viral load is now at...
My adventures in Paris with AVAC – Angelina Namiba (6/23/2014)- I recently attended AVAC’s HIV prevention science and advocacy training for Px-ROAR European advocates in Paris (12-13 June). AVAC are committed to global advocacy for HIV prevention. Their mission is...
Treatment as Prevention Part II (4/18/2014)- More from the latest National HIV Nurses Association study day, held on 6th March. The first part of this blog series can be found here. PEP and PrEP: the science behind...
Treatment as Prevention? Treatment IS Prevention … (4/17/2014)- … though we need a combination strategy. On 6th March I attended the latest study day organised by the National HIV Nurses Association on ‘HIV prevention strategies: The role of...
Saving Lives Photoshoot (2/11/2014)- So Yesterday I went along to meet Adrian from the Medical Illustration department at Heartlands Hospital to do a photo-shoot for the @savinglives campaign to raise awareness and support for...
Making the most of your healthcare team (12/13/2013)- It’s great to see our positive ambassador, Angelina Namiba, proudly wearing her Saving Lives t-shirt in this post at Speaking Up (the blog of another of our ambassadors, Sylvia Pettreti!):...
My First Post… (12/12/2013)- …first of many I hope!! Well I thought it was about time I started to blog some stuff seems the lovely people at Saving Lives have kindly given me this...
My journey, so far… (6/4/2013)- Let’s start at the beginning. I grew up in rural Worcestershire, the – finishing school in 2002. Now, sex education back in Worcestershire had been patchy (and that’s being polite) –...
We Can’t Afford to be Afraid of Activism (5/30/2013)- It’s a simple choice for me, I stand up for what I believe in and I’m one of those people who want to get involved in causes that represent my...
From Diagnosis Onwards: TJ’s First Blog (5/29/2013)- Before I begin this blog, I would just like to highlight how lucky I feel.  Strange, you may think, for someone who’s had my news to feel lucky – but...
Why are less gay and bisexual men using condoms than in 1990? (2/16/2013)- The Health Protection Agency has announced a 26% increase in the number of men who have sex with men (MSM) having sexual intercourse without using condoms. This latest report follows...
Hello! (1/17/2011)- Last November I made the decision that after living with HIV for three years I was no longer happy to keep my diagnosis between myself and close family and friends....