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1st June 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
He’s lived in London since 2000 with his husband of 22 years.
Ben is director of International HIV Partnerships, a resource consultancy and activist platform, which builds partnerships and initiatives with community activists, service providers and service users, clinicians and researchers, international organisations, industry and government officials for successful responses to HIV and hepatitis and related sexual health, mental health and human rights issues.
He is a member of EATG; serves on the Education Committee of the European AIDS Clinical Society; is a founder of NeLP, the network of low HIV prevalence in Central and South East Europe; and the convenor of ReShape , a London-based UK think tank to reshape the response to HIV, hepatitis and related sexual and mental health concerns
The conversation with Ben Collins
Intro and, Extreme gay hedonism in the USA by 1979 [6.6 MB]
Noticing friends getting sick during the HIV crisis in the 80s [4.3 MB]
HIV stigma in the early years [3.9 MB]
Group HIV testing with friends [6.6 MB]
Own reaction when tested positive [2 MB]
How stigma and disclosure has changed since then [7 MB]
Project Inform, buyers clubs and early underground clinical trials [8 MB]
Drive to keep going in those years [4 MB]
Daniel’s story from ‘We Were Here’ [4 MB]
Self stigma growing up and developing an alter ego [5 MB]
Affect of diagnosis on approaches to love and dating [7 MB]
How the gay community’s attitude to HIV has changed in the modern day [5 MB]
We must all know and use the resources available to us [6 MB]