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Author Topic: What itís really like being young and HIV in 2019  (Read 554 times)

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What itís really like being young and HIV in 2019
« on: February 28, 2019, 02:18:33 pm »
Interesting enough read, came-up in my google alerts, thought i would share it.

Dazed, 28February 2019
Text Brian O'Flynn

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Three HIV positive people from the UK, Ireland, and the US talk candidly about their diagnosis, the stigma surrounding it, and life after
This week in Ireland, news emerged which confirmed to the wider public what activists have known for several years: new cases of HIV are rising. ACT UP Dublin campaigners have been warning of the spiralling epidemic for some time, staging protests outside the Irish health ministerís office last year to highlight what is, most definitely, a crisis of a generation.

Along with poor sex ed, the availability of PrEP (a drug which prevents the transmission of HIV) is one of the root causes of the emergency: itís pricing many Irish gay men out. Similar struggles around access are faced by the UK and the US. In Britain, the NHS has rolled out a trial programme for PrEP with a limited number of places Ė but campaigners argue that of course the spaces should not be limited. In the US, the cost of PrEP can run to $20,000 a year.

The political, legal, and economic struggle around HIV prevention has dominated the LGBTQ (and straight) media in recent years, to the extent that the lived experiences of HIV+ people sometimes get lost in the noise. All too often, new diagnoses become mere statistics. The sense of urgency around prevention can even compound the stigma against those who are already HIV+.

For those reasons, Dazed is speaking to HIV+ gay men in the US, UK, and Ireland to round off LGBT History Month, to get an insight into what life is like when youíre young and youíve already gotten your diagnosis.
HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
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Transmission and Risks:
HIV Transmission and Risks
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You can read about HIV prevention here:
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