HIV

Interview 39

Male
Age at interview: 38
Age at diagnosis: 36

Brief outline: He was admitted to hospital very ill and was diagnosed with HIV. He was put on Septrin because of his low T cell count. He gained social work assistance in hospital, and is hopeful about his immigration application. (Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

Background: A highly educated 38 year-old married black African man with 2 children.

Audio & video

Age at interview' 38

Age at diagnosis' 36

Sex' Male

Background' A highly educated 38 year-old married black African man with 2 children, diagnosed 2 years ago.

Outline' A highly educated 38 year-old married black African man with 2 children. Although his viral load is undetectable, he was admitted to hospital very ill, where he was diagnosed with HIV. He was put on Septrin because of his low T cell count. Because he was in so much need at the time, he gained social work assistance in hospital, and was then able to gather around him further support as he got well. He quickly accepted his diagnosis as he was knowledgeable about HIV. He feels he is now a well integrated and productive member of British society - being involved in charity work and education - and so he is very hopeful about his immigration application. He is not yet on anti-retrovirals.

(Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

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