The personal stories of people living with HIV are important. Stories that show how people survive and thrive with HIV break down stigma about the virus and can also support and inspire others who have been recently diagnosed with HIV, or are facing new challenges as their lives change.
This section of the website links to a variety of personal stories that AFAO has published over the years. Please keep in mind that while the stories remain ageless, some factual information about treatments or prevention may be out of date.
Stories from people living with HIV
- Stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with HIV
- Stories about ageing with HIV
- Stories from people living with HIV in country Australia
- Stories from women living with HIV
- Stories from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- Stories from families and allies
- Positive status: a young gay man's story
- Double agents: Living with HIV and hepatitis coinfection
- The tale of a gay, HIV-positive activist in Papua New Guinea
- Having a Life: HIV-positive people speak about their lives, loves and hopes for the future (PDF)
- HIV, activism and the arts In this edition of HIV Australia, visual and performing artists talk about their lives, their inspiration, and their works
Most of these stories were originally published in HIV Australia, AFAO's flagship publication.
This page was published on 12 January, 2011
This page was reviewed on 17 March 2016
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