HIV

Interview 15

Male
Age at interview: 33
Age at diagnosis: 28

Brief outline: He is determined not to let HIV rule his life. He takes Sustiva/Combivir with no current side effects. He exercises and is careful about his diet to stay healthy. (Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

Background: A gay man born in the Caribbean who immigrated to the UK. He presumes he was infected in a relationship after not always using condoms consistently.

Audio & video

Age at interview' 36

Age at diagnosis' 31

Sex' Male

Background' A gay man born in the Caribbean who immigrated to the UK. He was diagnosed in 2000 and believes he was infected by a partner in a relationship.

Outline' A gay man born in the Caribbean who immigrated to the UK. He was diagnosed in 2000 and believes he was infected by a partner in a relationship after not always using condoms in the 'heat of the moment'.

Although he feels some shame about his HIV status, he has a 'fighting spirit' and is determined not to let HIV rule his life. He takes Sustiva/Combivir with no current side-effects, his T cells are currently 600, and his viral load is undetectable. He exercises and is careful about his diet to stay healthy.

(Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

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