Dealing with a positive diagnosis

Dealing with a diagnosisNic Holas and Ruan Uys are two young guys who decided very early on, that going on treatment and connecting to other HIV positive people, was going to help them manage their health and wellbeing.

Both went on to create community organisations that provide peer support and deliver a tangible sense of belonging for others.

Find out more about TIM (The Institute Of Many).

Find out more about the HIVsters.

Plus, we see how John is doing two weeks after being diagnosed HIV positive.

Diagnosed HIV Positive

Diagnosed HIV PositiveBeing told you are HIV positive totally sucks – but things have changed dramatically and a positive diagnosis today means you’ll be OK if you look after yourself.

Over the next two episodes of insideHIV we’ll explore the stories of people who have received an HIV positive diagnosis within the last 5 years.

Campbell is a young, inspirational man who came up with the [+U] disclosure symbol used by many guys on dating sites like Grindr and Scruff.

And we meet John who received his positive diagnosis just a few days ago.

If you have recently been diagnosed HIV positive and need some help, click on these links for resources nearest to you. VICTORIANEW SOUTH WALES.  QUEENSLAND.  SOUTH AUSTRALIANATIONAL INFO

HIV in Australia. Then and now.


Season 1 – Episode 1

Emerging from Australia’s Decade Of Silence, is a new generation of people living with HIV who refuse to play the victim.

They are empowering others to be strong, resilient and come out from shadows of stigma and discrimination.

Along the way they are creating new pathways, forming new alliances and forging initiatives that support the positive community.

Could we be witnessing the dawn of a new era?

Coming soon.


It’s the podcast for positive people and it is coming soon.

inside HIV is your weekly connection to others just like you.

Each week, inside HIV is discreetly delivered to your computer, smart phone or tablet via your favourite podcasting app, like iTunes.

You’ll hear how resilience triumphs even the greatest of challenges.  We’ll delve into latest medical and scientific developments.  And together we’ll discover ways to well-being and ways for being well.

inside HIV aims to inspire, uplift, empower resilience and ultimately, encourage you to flourish.

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