Mel's story - Amazing People Living with HIV

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



Mel 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.

Mel talks about immune responses, complications, women, role models, being okay, pregnancy, transmission, blood tests, midwives, abortion, death, coping, life force, survival, relationship impacts, anger, problems, feeling unloved, pressure to conceal, social workers, assumptions, medical advances, being sexually active, scientific proof, counselling, reflection, understanding needs, mortality, living, overcoming stigma, support networks, sisterhood, and acceptance.

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