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6th July 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
He was part of a group that collected the life stories of haemophiliacs with HIV and the families of haemophiliacs with HIV that is held in the British Library. He also looked at the history of AIDS activists’ involvement in medical regulation in England for his PhD. He has done research on the criminalisation of HIV transmission in the UK.
Robert was involved in the original campaign for recompense for people infected with HIV from NHS treatments for haemophilia in the late 1980s and thereafter with many HIV organisations including Body Positive, Mainliners and NAT. He is currently a member of the UKCAB, European AIDS Treatment Group and the Haemophilia Society.
The conversation with Robert
Intro and the Robert’s journey from haemophilia to HIV[5.6 MB]
Diagnosed with HIV at a very early age[2.3 MB]
Disclosing at university was both terrible and alright[4.5 MB]
Often incorrectly assumed to be gay[3.0 MB]
Using HIV as a good filter to get rid of ‘the wrong’ people’[1.7 MB]
Intense stigma at the dentist’s[4.0 MB]
Using knowledge to combat stigma[2.6 MB]
Has HIV shaped your identity[1.8 MB]
Dealing with mortality before treatment[5.3 MB]
Did haemophilia help with dealing with an HIV diagnosis[2.3 MB]
The experience of disclosure in heterosexual dating[5.9 MB]
What drives you to continue working within the HIV sphere[4.7 MB]