During another successful National HIV Testing Week I’ve spoken to a lot of different people about my own experiences of… Read more Gifts
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 seven-year itch
The early days weren’t the typical honeymoon period And I guess that’s because I saw the situation as serious Reading… Read more The seven-year itch
Over the weekend the media has been in a spin about a ‘breakthrough’ to finding a cure for HIV. The fact is we’re still a… Read more Acceptance
Your voice in your care
A long and busy week – but a really informative and interesting one, especially the last couple of days! On… Read more Your voice in your care
This time last summer I left the comfort of my old workplace, which I loved and had spent eight years developing my career in… Read more One year
The b*stard in my throat
The ‘chesty cough stuff’ didn’t work and I endured the sore throat for a good few more weeks into the Autumn… Read more The b*stard in my throat
It’s not that simple
I take responsibility for my HIV status, I don’t blame myself (or anyone else); accidents happen and unfortunately the consequences of… Read more It’s not that simple
It’s 10 years since I left Lancaster University, fresh faced and ready to take on the world. I’d probably spent more… Read more Respect
This photo was taken in the summer of 2009, the middle of June and a week after when I believe… Read more VII
Why can’t we see beyond the latex?
NHS England announced this afternoon that it is maintaining the stance that it has no legal power to commission PrEP. As… Read more Why can’t we see beyond the latex?