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


Learning the value of my own life through my HIV diagnosis

Angela, aged 54, Birmingham


No more suffering in silence

Ben, aged 65, North Yorkshire


Overcoming isolation with a little help from my peers

Johannes, aged 49, Kent


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

Sara, aged 53, London


No one thought this would happen to me

Storrm, aged 42, Brighton


Staying determined and optimistic

Mary, aged 45, London


Gaining strength through the love and support of others

Alexander, aged 49, London


Focusing on my future

Rose, aged 55, London


Living openly positive

Sima, aged 48, London


Realising my worth

John, aged 61, Surrey


Getting the best from relationships with my healthcare team