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Our Stories

These are our stories. We are sharing them with you because we believe that perceptions around HIV must change, so that we can lead healthy lives and be treated with dignity and respect. 


Whether you are someone living with HIV, a researcher, politician, healthcare worker, commissioner, or simply stumbled across this report, we hope that these stories will resonate with you and change your perceptions of HIV.

Changing Perceptions Video

 To commemorate World AIDS Day 2019 and celebrate how far we have come, Positively UK, National AIDS Trust (NAT) and Public Health England are launching a new video as part of the Changing Perception campaign to let people know that HIV has changed!


Thanks to our amazing participants, our exceptional film-maker, Kelvin Brown.


  #ChangingPerceptions #HIVHasChanged 

Nicholas, aged 40, London

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Learning the value of my own life through my HIV diagnosis

Angela, aged 54, Birmingham

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No more suffering in silence

Ben, aged 65, North Yorkshire

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Overcoming isolation with a little help from my peers

Johannes, aged 49, Kent

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Looking out for myself when managing HIV with other long-term conditions

Sara, aged 53, London

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No one thought this would happen to me

Storrm, aged 42, Brighton

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Staying determined and optimistic

Mary, aged 45, London

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Gaining strength through the love and support of others

Alexander, aged 49, London

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Focusing on my future

Rose, aged 55, London

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Living openly positive

Sima, aged 48, London

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Realising my worth

John, aged 61, Surrey

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Getting the best from relationships with my healthcare team