This blog has been on hiatus throughout 2018 and this will continue for the time being. The past year has… Read more Hiatus
Category: My first decade
Posts written and created during the first ten years Alex lived with HIV from the experience of their diagnosis in 2009 to living with HIV in the 2010s.
The very beginning
A decade ago memories were triggered by the mention of a place name you once went on holiday, a song… Read more The very beginning
As cuts to sexual health clinics mean more people will be urged to test at home, I decided to experience home STI testing for myself.
Damaging cuts to public health budgets across England are forcing sexual health services to encourage people to order STI testing… Read more As cuts to sexual health clinics mean more people will be urged to test at home, I decided to experience home STI testing for myself.
The S Word
Today I mark a day in my life that I will remember forever, it is eight years since I received… Read more The S Word
80 days of HIV
I’ve not written anything for a while, or more accurately I have written a lot and left the contents of… Read more 80 days of HIV
Run out of rhino
I’m not the most patient of people and I’m also competitive – I’ve mastered being able to ‘win’ at anything,… Read more Run out of rhino
Scotland says ‘yes’ to PrEP
Scotland is the first nation to make PrEP available in the UK. In just a couple of weeks we will… Read more Scotland says ‘yes’ to PrEP
Toe in the water
Following my diagnosis it was a mere three months before I met my ex-partner. He was someone I spent another six… Read more Toe in the water
Merely two weeks into the year and it feels like a lot has happened already. Back to work, into the… Read more Changes
As the end of the year approaches I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one glad to be getting off… Read more 2016