HIV

Interview 32

Male
Age at interview: 29
Age at diagnosis: 22

Brief outline: He presented with significant loss of weight and a chest infection in 1998, and he was diagnosed with HIV. He has been on antiviral medication for a number of years. (Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

Background: A 29 year old man, single with an young child, originally from Africa.

Audio & video

Age at interview' 29

Age at diagnosis' 22

Sex' Male

Background' A 29 year old man, originally from Africa, single with an young child.

Outline' A 29 year old man, originally from Africa, single with a young child. He presented with significant loss of weight and a chest infection in 1998, and he was diagnosed with HIV. He has been on antiviral medication for a number of years. He is doing higher education and is Christian, although he is concerned that 'extreme' people in his religion can mislead people about their medication. He struggles to remain of positive mind, is on benefits, and is concerned about the discrimination faced by Africans trying to find work in the UK.

(Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

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