What do you know now that you wish you had been told when you were first diagnosed?

What do you know now that you wish you had been told when you were first diagnosed?

I was extremely lucky with the Consultants that explained everything to me about my coinfection of HCV & HIV. I didn't know the steep learning curve that I was going to go through. As I learned about both of these viruses I had. I knew about Hepatitis B and had been vaccinated for this. Actually, I had been vaccinated over 20 years ago and had kept my boosters up to date. But to be honest my knowledge of Hepatitis C was non-existent. So you can see I have come along way in the last 2 years. I just wish I had known more before my infections.

One thing I wish I had seen before I had contracted these was a documentary. In hidden basements, bedrooms and bars across London, "Chemsex" is a documentary that exposes frankly and intimately a dark side to modern gay life. Traversing an underworld of intravenous drug use and weekend-long sex parties, "Chemsex" tells the story of several men struggling to make it out of 'the scene' alive - and one health worker who has made it his mission to save them. While society looks the other way, this powerful and unflinching film uncovers a group of men battling with HIV, drug addiction and finding acceptance in a changing world.

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Hi Simon, how can I get to view this Chemsex film as someone in my family is gay and young and I'd like to get some more information.

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Well I think you can buy a copy of the dvd on amazon . I warn you it’s very graphic and hard hitting. But extremely informative

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You tube and netflix..

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Not watching it but I no wat you mean.

This sound right off key

Pink dear mr president .

I feel that says it all for me being in most of the situations of the words .

I done many a one women protest for the rights of people children in care mental health disabled homeless gay whatever indeffferent we ment to be and as I got ADHD lot more I'm on wrong site I thought I was on liver one

To many things wrong with me at once thanks for listening

to get nicked

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Did not mean nicked I think I mucked up post sorry again

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Me again I got HPV 16/51 I don't no if it's affected me before the done total hysterectomy 5kids didn't need womb . Then I been ill ever since I come off drink I have no clue as no one can be arsed at the Drs but tomorrow I'm going for it that's if I sleep sorry about mix up .

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