Talking HIV: Sex and sexual health in our communities

09 July 2019

"I'm still to find those people who identify as British or maybe Asian, south Asian that are open about their HIV status because it is so stigmatised."

In our latest episode of Talking HIV, Shamal Waraich and Thobe Bandama talk about what it's like to live with HIV in their communities in the UK and why it's time to lift the taboo of talking about sex and sexual health.

Talking HIV: Shamal and Thobe

You can listen to an audio version of this video if you prefer.

Antiretroviral treatment (ART) means that people living with HIV can live long, healthy lives, and we know that people with undetectable viral loads can’t pass the virus on. Despite these improvements to the health outcomes of people living with HIV, the stigma surrounding the virus has remained relatively unchanged, especially within some African and Asian communities where HIV knowledge is low and sex isn't talked about. 

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Whether you are living with HIV, have been affected by it in some other way, or just have something to contribute, we’d love to hear what you have to say.

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Written by Becky Moss

Content Editor

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