HIV

Interview 51

Male
Age at interview: 34
Age at diagnosis: 33

Brief outline: His immigration status was uncertain at the time of the interview. His approach to HIV includes exercise, good food and support groups. He tells his sexual partners about his HIV and he is also very careful to have safe sex. (Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

Background: A 34 year-old black African man who came to the UK two years ago. He became ill and was admitted to hospital with TB, where he was diagnosed with HIV.

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Age at interview' 34

Age at diagnosis' 33

Sex' Male

Background' A 34 year-old black African man who came to the UK two years ago. He became ill and was admitted to hospital with TB, where he was diagnosed with HIV. 

Outline' A 34 year-old black African man who came to the UK two years ago. He became ill and was admitted to hospital with TB, where he was diagnosed with HIV. He has two children in Africa and works part-time. While he is stuck in the UK, he is worried about having to go back to Africa because he believes he would not get anti-HIV medication there. His immigration status was uncertain at the time of the interview. He currently takes nevirapine and Combivir and reports no problems with side-effects or remembering to take his medication. His approach to HIV includes exercise, good food and support groups. He was trying to reduce the amount of alcohol he drank. He tells his sexual partners about his HIV and he is also very careful to always have safe sex.

(Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

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