Interview 11- HIV
Age at interview: 39
Age at diagnosis: 18
Brief outline: He has never needed medication for HIV. Even though he did not think he would live past his 20s, he is now facing middle age.
Background: A single gay male who was diagnosed with HIV early on in the HIV epidemic. He has never been ill from HIV, and has an undetectable viral load.
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- Age at interview:
- Age at diagnosis:
- A single gay male who was diagnosed with HIV early on in the HIV epidemic. He has never been ill from HIV, and has an undetectable viral load.
I think for anyone who is newly diagnosed, I think the fact is that they need information. And it's not… if they feel that they're being preached at by someone, get someone else's advice. And if you're not happy with the way your treatment is being given to you or your medication or medical advice is being given to you, go somewhere else. There's always this attitude that if you've got a doctor or a GP and you're not happy with what they… some people just feel they have to sit there and take it. If you're not happy with your GP or your doctor at your hospital, move. There is nothing stopping you, there is nothing in this country to stop you moving your healthcare to anywhere else.
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