I’ve been co-hosting Chinwags for over a decade and I believe the recent Pozhet “wag” was a first. And boy did it rock, with a delicious dinner, tasty refreshments and plenty of bonhomie!
What inspired was the bravery, passion and tenacity of attendees in the face of ongoing stigmatization, isolation and challenges as poz hets. The panel excelled and Nurse Nancy continued to inspire and comfort ensuring the affair was smooth sailing.
The lived experience of HIV through the heterosexual/bisexual lens can be most different from that of a gay man in NSW. Clinical competence plays a big role in shaping the HIV experience and some of the shocking stories of ignorance and discrimination made me reflect on the importance of informed, trained and educated professionals engaging with poz hets, in fact all poz people!
I can’t wait for the next one!