A Big Mouthful

Living with HIV

May 02, 2021 Simon Pearson Season 2 Episode 3
A Big Mouthful
Living with HIV
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A Big Mouthful
Living with HIV
May 02, 2021 Season 2 Episode 3
Simon Pearson

In February 2021 I read this article
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/hiv-sunderland-its-a-sin-19807332
and knew I needed to have a conversation with Andrew.

This episode details his being diagnosed with HIV and how he now has an undetectable viral load which means he cannot transmit the virus.

Andrew was an absolute joy to have a conversation with.
I hope you gain something from this episode.

Please Contact A Big Mouthful with any feedback, requests, suggestions or to be involved in an episode.

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @Mouthfulbig

Instagram: a_big_mouthful

YouTube: A Big Mouthful


Links to subjects discussed in this podcast.

Terence Higgins Trust
https://www.tht.org.uk/
The UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. They support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, and help the people using our services to achieve good sexual health.

Positive East
https://www.positiveeast.org.uk/
Positive East has been at the forefront of HIV service and care for three decades; supporting people from point of HIV diagnosis to longer term care.
Their mission is – to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities affected by HIV – we have developed a holistic range of health and wellbeing programmes from counselling to workshops to HIV testing and prevention.

Prepster
https://prepster.info/
PrEPster aims to educate and agitate for PrEP access in England and beyond

Do It London
https://doitlondon.org/
Do It London is part of The London HIV Prevention Programme
The London HIV Prevention Programme (LHPP) is a London-wide sexual health promotion initiative. It aims to increase HIV testing and promote prevention choices.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation
https://www.eltonjohnaidsfoundation.org/
They want a world free from AIDS for everyone.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation funds frontline partners to prevent infections, fight stigma and provide treatment with love, compassion and dignity for the most vulnerable groups affected by HIV around the world.

LivLife
https://livlife.com/
Your journey with HIV
Learn more about how to navigate every step of your journey with HIV - from newly diagnosed to managing your treatment and living well.

MESMAC Newcastle
https://mesmacnewcastle.com/
During the Coronavirus outbreak Mesmac are unable to see people face to face. We have adapted our services to offer support either by telephone or email, we also offer HIV self testing kits by post to gay/bisexual men and other men who have sex with men upon request.

You will need to complete the order form and email it back to us, this is to determine your eligibility and so we can contact you for aftercare.

To apply for a FREE HIV test kit go to our HIV Test page and download the order form.

Mesmac
https://www.mesmac.co.uk/
Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. We offer services to various communities across Yorkshire, including men who have sex with men, people of colour and other marginalised races, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGBT+ young people and adults.
They have bases in Leeds, York, North Yorkshire, Bradford, Wakefield, Rotherham and Hull.





Show Notes

In February 2021 I read this article
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/hiv-sunderland-its-a-sin-19807332
and knew I needed to have a conversation with Andrew.

This episode details his being diagnosed with HIV and how he now has an undetectable viral load which means he cannot transmit the virus.

Andrew was an absolute joy to have a conversation with.
I hope you gain something from this episode.

Please Contact A Big Mouthful with any feedback, requests, suggestions or to be involved in an episode.

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @Mouthfulbig

Instagram: a_big_mouthful

YouTube: A Big Mouthful


Links to subjects discussed in this podcast.

Terence Higgins Trust
https://www.tht.org.uk/
The UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. They support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, and help the people using our services to achieve good sexual health.

Positive East
https://www.positiveeast.org.uk/
Positive East has been at the forefront of HIV service and care for three decades; supporting people from point of HIV diagnosis to longer term care.
Their mission is – to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities affected by HIV – we have developed a holistic range of health and wellbeing programmes from counselling to workshops to HIV testing and prevention.

Prepster
https://prepster.info/
PrEPster aims to educate and agitate for PrEP access in England and beyond

Do It London
https://doitlondon.org/
Do It London is part of The London HIV Prevention Programme
The London HIV Prevention Programme (LHPP) is a London-wide sexual health promotion initiative. It aims to increase HIV testing and promote prevention choices.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation
https://www.eltonjohnaidsfoundation.org/
They want a world free from AIDS for everyone.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation funds frontline partners to prevent infections, fight stigma and provide treatment with love, compassion and dignity for the most vulnerable groups affected by HIV around the world.

LivLife
https://livlife.com/
Your journey with HIV
Learn more about how to navigate every step of your journey with HIV - from newly diagnosed to managing your treatment and living well.

MESMAC Newcastle
https://mesmacnewcastle.com/
During the Coronavirus outbreak Mesmac are unable to see people face to face. We have adapted our services to offer support either by telephone or email, we also offer HIV self testing kits by post to gay/bisexual men and other men who have sex with men upon request.

You will need to complete the order form and email it back to us, this is to determine your eligibility and so we can contact you for aftercare.

To apply for a FREE HIV test kit go to our HIV Test page and download the order form.

Mesmac
https://www.mesmac.co.uk/
Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. We offer services to various communities across Yorkshire, including men who have sex with men, people of colour and other marginalised races, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGBT+ young people and adults.
They have bases in Leeds, York, North Yorkshire, Bradford, Wakefield, Rotherham and Hull.