‘People on effective HIV treatment shouldn’t have to disclose their status until they’re ready’ (Opinion)
Today (December 1) is World AIDS Day, a day dedicated to raise awareness and mourn those who have died of the virus.
Though medical sciences has provided huge advances in the treatment of HIV, many people still face prejudice and Terrence Higgins Trust medical director Dr Michael Brady reveals why the stigma surrounding the virus should be a thing of the past.
When I meet patients who have recently been diagnosed with HIV, their most common concerns are about transmission, having sex and disclosing their status to others.
The three letters are so loaded with fear around infectiousness that many mistakenly believe they have to give up on the idea of love, a healthy sex life and a family for ever.
It’s great to be able to dispel these concerns with