HIV stigma, fear linger in UK as infection rates continue to rise

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Rich paces the cramped, dimly-lit living room in despair, fearful of losing his friends, family and career as he struggles with the realization that he has HIV. One of the first plays about AIDS, “As Is” revolves around a dysfunctional young gay couple whose lives are thrown into chaos by the HIV epidemic that swept through New York in the early 1980s. For director Andrew Keates, who was diagnosed with HIV during a production of the play in 2013, the shame, fear and misinformation surrounding the incurable virus in “As Is” still resonate in Britain more than 30 years later.
Sexual Health News Headlines – Yahoo! News