Shiellah's story - Amazing People Living with HIV

The Open University (2022). Shiellah's story - Amazing People Living with HIV. The Open University, OU Connect.

URL: https://media-podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/3521_omusho...

Abstract

Shiellah has been living with HIV longterm. Her deeply affecting story offers us a glimpse into this still misunderstood condition, and how a positive diagnosis can turn a person's life inside-out.

Shiellah talks about being strong, parenting, domestic violence, immigration, mental health, blame, trauma, impact of diagnosis, medication, adherence, side effects/ drug resistance, polypharmacy, long-term management, identity, therapy, scars, disclosure /concealment, volunteering, intersecting stigmas, support groups, information, charity support, social connections, education, prejudice, healing, peer mentoring, helping others, and staged recovery.

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