Positive Voices: Stories of HIV

Speakers: Jen Illman, Positive Voices Programme at Terrence Higgins Trust, with speakers, Stephen Hart and Mark

Date: 5 February 2024

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HIV can affect anyone. 106,890 people are living with HIV in the UK (as of 2019), with 5,150 of these unaware that they have HIV. Knowledge of HIV is often based on the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 1990s rather than the realities of living with HIV in the 21st century. Outdated information can mean people living with HIV can face prejudice and discrimination in educational settings, in the workplace and from their family and friends. In this session, speakers from Terrence Higgins Trust will share their stories of living with HIV, and the journey from the height of the AIDS crisis in the 80’s to today. The session includes up to date information about HIV, empowering people to make confident choices about their sex lives.

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Preparation: none required, however viewers should be aware that this session includes discussions around sex which may not be appropriate for younger audiences. Additionally, our speakers’ stories cover topics that may be difficult, including mention of sexual assault, terminal diagnoses, poor mental health and experiences of homophobia, shame and stigma. Links to support organisations will be provided, however viewers are encouraged to look after themselves and step away from the session if needed.

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