Attitude

I spoke about my experiences of talking about my status for the first time, and how being undetectable made that much easier.

Celebrating a Century Of Sexual Health Care In The UK

I worked with BASHH on this film looking at a remarkable 100 years of sexual health care in the UK.

Sky News

I spoke to Sky News about the news that people living with HIV can expect to live a ‘near normal’ life expectancy and also used to opportunity to talk about how people like me with an undetectable viral load can’t pass on the virus.

Sky News

New research suggests people living with HIV diagnosed in their 20s will live a “near normal” life expectancy, thanks to modern treatments [Video].

National HIV Testing Week 2016

What happens when you find out you have HIV after a test? I spoke to Metro about my own experience.

VICE

I had a chat with VICE and answered ’10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Person Who Is HIV Positive’

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The article was also translated for their Mexican site into Spanish here.

El artículo también fue traducido para su sitio web mexicano en Español ‘Diez preguntas que siempre quisiste hacerle a alguien con VIH’

BBC World

I appeared on Global with Jon Sopel to talk about the prospect of an HIV cure and the realities of living with HIV in 2016.

bbc-world

Gay Times

Opinion piece ‘A turning point for HIV stigma?‘ for Gay Times following the announcement of the final PARTNER study results and Prince Harry’s HIV test

BBC News at Six

As part of BBC coverage of Prince Harry’s HIV test I spoke to their News at Six program about my own experiences of living with HIV. (Video no longer available)

bbc news

NHS Voices blog

Collaborative piece with NAT’s Susan Cole

Stand with us to stand against cuts to HIV support services

ITV News

I spoke with ITV News about Terrence Higgins Trust’s #StopStigma campaign on World AIDS Day 2015

More than 100,000 people in UK live with HIV

Prowler Magazine

My piece regarding  Stigma which was the focus of Terrence Higgins Trust’s World AIDS Day 2015 campaign (NSFW!)

Visibility: The key to beating HIV stigma

5 News Interview

I spoke to 5’s Matt Barbet following Charlie Sheen’s interview with Today about his HIV status – talking about stigma and what it means to be “undetectable”.

Positive Lite Column

Canada’s online HIV magazine are running a selection of my blogs

positive lite

Stonewall’s Starting Out: Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Careers Guide 2014/15

I talked to Stonewall about working as a gay and HIV positive man and feature as a role model in their Consumer Goods and Retail section

starting out

Feature in Co-op’s “Living our purpose” stories

My activism work is featured with many other stories highlighting how colleagues from around The Co-op are doing their bit to bring the Co-op purpose to life, making a real co-operative difference in our communities

LIVING-OUR-PURPOSE

Positive Lite re-blog ‘LTR’

Canada’s Online HIV Magazine re-blog my recent post about living with HIV for almost 5 years

LTR

aidsmap “Your Next Steps” booklet for newly diagnosed

I helped review this booklet designed for anyone newly diagnosed with HIV, it’s a great resource for anyone who has questions after learning they have contracted the virus

aidsmap your next steps

BBC Newsbeat Story and Radio 1 Feature

During May and June 2014 the MAC AIDS Fund surveyed around 1,000 12-17 year olds in the UK about HIV and sexual health. The results were startling, with a third wrongly thinking they couldn’t catch HIV through unprotected sex and almost 90% believing they weren’t at risk from HIV in their entire lifetime.

newsbeat

I met up with Newsbeat at a school in London, the result was a feature in their news bulletin and the story below:

Call for better education on HIV and Aids after survey

Personal Activism Slides

My slides from the Personal Activism session I facilitated at a recent THT Activism and Involvement Workshop in Manchester 07.06.14

Personal Activism Presentation pic

QuaysNews “Understanding HIV: Special Report”

I feature in this special report detailing how despite advances n HIV the issue of stigma is still a big issue for people living with the virus to deal with. The report features ‘Rob’ a HIV positive teacher who keeps his status purivate due to his job and Dr Margaret Kingston from the Hathersage Centre in Manchester.

The report can be found here.

“HIV & Salford” – A Community Project with Gaydio

I spent time in February 2014 working with 11 other Salford residents and students at Gaydio’s Radio Station in Manchester putting together a radio show about HIV in our city, the project was funded by Salford City Council and co-ordinated by Gaydio Breakfast Co-Presenter Emma Goswell!

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We recorded the show “as live” and you can listen to it here (it’s about 90 minutes long, for more info check out my blog about the experience)

My Diagnosis and the Future – Blog for Beyond Positive

I talk about my diagnosis in November 2009, my focus since that day and my resolve to achieve anything in the future that I want.

beyondpositive

Alex Sparrowhawk – My Diagnosis and the Future.

‘Emmerdale’ blog post quoted in The Telegraph

Dr Brooke Magnanti, (formerly known as Belle de Jour of The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl fame) writes about the HIV storyline in Emmerdale and quotes my post on the subject.

thetelegraph

The article is here.

Dr Thomas Mukasa Interviews me with Regards to My life with HIV

Dr Thomas asked me if I would assist in his new HIV awareness project by participating in an interview with him, I answer his questions on many aspects of living with the virus.

Tom Mukasa has worked for over 15 years with marginalized people living with HIV/Aids/TB in Africa and now lives in the USA.

The interview can be found here.

My Diagnosis post on new HIV+ website ‘Positive Wise’

 positive wise

My initial journey discovering I was HIV positive on a new website run and written by PLWHIV for PLWHIV.

Alex Sparrowhawk – My Diagnosis Story

Feature in Metro Newspaper (UK) for World AIDS Day

I was interviewed by Vicki-Marie Cossar as part of an article about HIV in the lead up to World AIDS Day 2013, discussing living with the virus and why I am supporting THT’s ‘Ask Me about HIV’ campaign which launches 01.12.2013!

I contracted HIV after a one night stand

Ask Me About HIV

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Guest Blogger on CareXo’s ‘What’s Really Going On?

I used an old essay to write an original piece about the origins of the virus, the global impact and what we all need to do to combat HIV now and in the future. The title is a quote from the inspirational Helen Keller.

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…

Rise Above HIV Campaign

I’ve just submitted my photo to a great new campaign aiming to fight against the stigma people living with HIV face everyday. If you want to join the campaign take a look at the link below.

Rise Above HIV

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The Co-operative Respect LGBT Network

Respect

I feature in the Respect Newsletter, issues 15, 17, 23, 25 and 26.

Respect Newsletter

Saving Lives UK Update

In addition to ‘My Story’ I will now be blogging on the site, I will be posting entries that already compliment my own blog and focus on topical areas that support the organisations mission to reduce prejudice and promote testing.

Saving Lives UK Blog

Rise Up to HIV

I’ve taken part in this Global HIV Anti-Stigma campaign, please check out the links to the photos of other people who are also Rising up to HIV!

No Shame about being HIV Positive

Facebook Community Page

Facebook Album

Chartist Magazine Article January/February 2013 Edition

My article focused on what action I believe the government needs to take in order to assist people living with HIV.

Chartist Magazine

The following is the text from the Article:

92% of those receiving HIV specialist care live in England, but the last national strategy for the prevention of HIV expired two years ago in 2010. Under the latest guidelines the government now believes that local authorities should have responsibility for the delivery and funding of HIV prevention for gay and bisexual men. Without a national strategy the government avoids being held to account in its commitment to deal with the issues surrounding HIV. The past ten years have seen a focus deliberately targeting high risk groups rather than the public as a whole and this doesn’t seem to be working: whilst the numbers of men who have sex with men getting tested has increased so too has the number receiving HIV care.

HIV policy should not stop at prevention and treatment. There is still a lot to be done to bring HIV back into the public eye as it was in the Eighties. Millions was spent educating the public on HIV/ AIDS but funds pledged by governments since have reduced dramatically and stigma, fear and ignorance surrounding HIV still remain imbedded in our society.

A national strategy should incorporate all aspects of life with HIV. There is a need to build upon existing frameworks to ensure that HIV positive people have a right to good support after testing, availability of good treatment and a look to our future: it is essential to put measures in place to support those who are growing older with HIV and those who require social care. Sex and Relationship education must be a priority in schools as the levels of STIs continue to increase in young adults.

It should not be left in the hands of the HIV community and the charities that support them to fight for a better future for those living with HIV. The government has an obligation to draft and endorse a new clear national strategy with a clear mandate to protect and facilitate the growing number of HIV positive people in the UK.

Chartist Article

Saving Lives UK: Positive People – My Story

My Positive People story on Saving Lives UK website, they’re a great organisation with a mission to make sure more people get tested for HIV.

Saving Lives UK: Positive People

Gaydio Radio Interview 26.11.12

I speak to Gaydio Radio about living with HIV and the importance of testing as part of National HIV Testing Week.

Gaydio Interview

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