HIV

Interview 31

Male
Age at interview: 32
Age at diagnosis: 27

Brief outline: While he did not become very ill with HIV, his GP proposed HIV testing when he had skin rashes in 2000. An early diagnosis meant it was possible for his health to be monitored. (Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

Background: A black African man, married with one child. He has discretional leave to remain in the UK.

Audio & video

Age at interview' 32

Age at diagnosis' 27

Sex' Male

Background' A 32 year old highly educated professional, diagnosed in 2000. He is a black African man, married with one child, originally from Africa. 

Outline' A 32 year old highly educated professional. He is a man, married with one child, originally from Africa. He has discretional leave to remain in the UK. While he did not become very ill with HIV, his GP proposed HIV testing when he had skin rashes in 2000. An early diagnosis meant it was possible for his health to be monitored. He only started medication in 2004 when his T cells fell below 200. A Men's HIV support group is central to his wellbeing, as well as religion. He feels that being African and HIV positive makes it very difficult to get work in the UK, and he believes that there are also differences between Africans in the UK making it hard for African's to unite and fight HIV.

(Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

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