@Kensington Royal #HIVTest Week pic.twitter.com/HROu BEO6u R — Terrence Higgins Trust (@THTorguk) November 15, 2017 ‘Although HIV is treatable today, I didn’t understand at what cost to my life expectancy.
‘Before beginning treatment, I recall asking my HIV consultant, ‘how long have I got left’.
Well over 8,000 people have already tested with one of our free HIV postal tests. https://t.co/q Kpod AQwj H #HIVTest Week — It Starts With Me (@startswith_me) November 20, 2017 ‘Some people also say they don’t date or sleep with people ‘like me’, to which my response is ‘that you know of’,’ the clinical hypnotherapist and personal trainer from Luton said.
‘The truth is they may have slept with people who have HIV and don’t know it or even guys who know their status but haven’t said for fear of rejection, because there are a lot of gay men who remain undiagnosed.
‘There is still so much stigma out there that needs confronting, especially in the gay community,’ he said.
‘I’ve been told to get lost and die when I’ve told people I am HIV positive, because they think I’m spreading HIV.
It is quite another to constantly be wondering why you don't have a boyfriend. These guys will often approach a first date with the hope that their potential match will be able to overlook their positive status and give them a chance in spite of it all.‘When my doctor first told me I was undetectable, about two weeks after being on effective treatment, I was so emotional, I burst into tears.