HIV

Interview 43

Female
Age at interview: 49
Age at diagnosis: 47

Brief outline: She has teenage children, and although she found it difficult to tell them about her HIV, they were very supportive. She believes that for women it is vital to seek out others with HIV to share their experiences of HIV. (Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

Background: A 49 year old black African woman who came to the UK from Africa 2 years ago and became sick with HIV on her visit.

Audio & video

Age at interview' 49

Age at diagnosis' 47

Sex' Female

Background' A 49 year old black woman who came to the UK from Africa 2 years ago. She became sick and was diagnosed as HIV positive while visiting the UK.

Outline' A 49 year old black woman who came to the UK from Africa 2 years ago. She became sick and was diagnosed as HIV positive while visiting the UK. She is well aware of the discrimination and stigma that is attached to women with HIV. She has teenage children, and although she found it difficult to tell them about her HIV, they were very supportive. She believes that for women it is vital to seek out others with HIV to share experiences of HIV so as to gain support and know how best to live well.

(Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

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