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We look at a person or historical event, linked to HIV, and explore the story of what actually happened. Did you know that Charlie Sheen’s lambskin condoms are a real thing? Or that patient zero only got this moniker due to a typo? The HIV Podcast separates fact from fiction and tackles HIV myths and misconceptions, head on. Surprising, shocking, educational and sometimes hilarious, this podcast will make you laugh as much as it will make you gasp. Follow us on instagram, tiktok & Youtube - ...
 
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In the final episode of our blackmail mini series we take a look at some fascinating examples of when HIV is used to facilitate extortion. Sources Tesco Clubcard - Wikipedia Aids blackmail man is jailed | HeraldScotland (PDF) Bioterrorism and Biocrimes The Illicit Use of Biological Agents Since 1900 | Seth Carus - Academia.edu Hosted on Acast. See …
 
This week we focus on Andy Bell, from the band Erasure, and how he was harassed by some of the British media about HIV, even though he was HIV negative at the time. Sources Revisiting Erasure's Andy Bell: The Classic HIV Plus Interview (hivplusmag.com) Erasure’s Andy Bell recalls fan support after sharing HIV+ status (yahoo.com) Andy Bell: 'I'd had…
 
What would happen if a member of your family used your HIV status to blackmail you? This week we find out how Jamie Brickhouse handled this difficult situation and what has changed in Jamie's life since this event. Sources Blackmail-Proof - POZ Jamie Brickhouse speaker on alcoholism, suicide, HIV | Red Brick Agency Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/pr…
 
In the second instalment of our HIV & Blackmail mini series we explore the catalyst behind why Gareth Thomas revealed his HIV status on Twitter. Sources Gareth Thomas: Journalist 'told rugby player's parents of HIV' - BBC News Gareth Thomas on coming out as HIV positive: 'It was my right to tell my family – not somebody else's' | Gareth Thomas | Th…
 
In the first of our blackmail mini series we take a look at what constitutes blackmail and what do to if you’re being blackmailed or harassed about your HIV status. Sources Factors to be proven in order to establish blackmail - InBrief.co.uk The law on confidentiality and HIV status | aidsmap What to do when someone outs your HIV status - Positive …
 
We all remember the TV adverts, but what was in the leaflet that was sent to every household in the UK, as part of the Don't Die of Ignorance campaign? Well wonder no more, as we take a look at the leaflet this week! Sources AIDS : don't die of ignorance : government information 1987 / issued by the Department of Health and Social Security. | Wellc…
 
One of the most iconic adverts of all time and the only major HIV awareness campaign there has ever been. This week, we look at the background of the 'Don't Die of Ignorance' adverts that terrified a generation. Sources 'It was a life-and-death situation. Wards were full of young men dying': How we made the Don't Die of Ignorance Aids campaign | Ar…
 
In the second part of 'HIV Explained' we focus on U = U. We look into what it actually means and the origins of this fantastic campaign. Sources In Just 5 Years, Undetectable=Untransmittable Changed History (hivplusmag.com) U=U: The Backstory (thebody.com) HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus | Great Ormond Street Hospital (gosh.nhs.uk) Hosted on Aca…
 
In our 6th and final episode of our HIV crime mini series, we travel around the globe and take at look at HIV related prosecutions from different countries. Sources Criminal transmission of HIV - Wikipedia HIV criminalisation laws around the world | aidsmap 2012 SCC 47 (CanLII) | R. v. Mabior | CanLII Johnson Aziga - Wikipedia HIV trial in Libya - …
 
In the third episode of our crime mini series we take a look at the case of the first gay man to be convicted of reckless transmission of HIV, Mark James, and which parts of the case the media chose to focus on. Sources Brighton man who intentionally infected partner with HIV jailed | The Argus BBC NEWS | England | Southern Counties | Hunt for HIV …
 
This week Sarah takes us on a fascinating journey through some of the early cases of reckless or intentional transmission and we learn how the law has evolved. Sources R v Clarence (lawteacher.net) R v Dica - 2004 (lawteacher.net) R v Konzani (lawteacher.net) R v Konzani | [2005] EWCA Crim 706 | England and Wales Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)…
 
Welcome to our crime miniseries! In our first instalment we go back to basics to really understand exactly what constitutes reckless or intentional transmission and we explore exactly how the police go about proving these cases. Sources May_2010_Prosecutions_for_HIV_Transmission.pdf (nat.org.uk) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more infor…
 
This week we talk about a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoon strip that has been running for 51 years, Doonesbury. In particular we focus on Andy Lippincott and the story of his HIV diagnosis and death and how Doonesbury, cleverly, used humor to tackle HIV stigma. Sources Andy Lippincott - Wikipedia Gently Dishes Up Some Harsh Comments on AIDS | AP New…
 
To celebrate 1 year of our HIV Heroes and History podcast we are featuring an amazing woman who has done a huge amount in the world of HIV, as well as having an outstanding music career. This weeks HIV hero is....Annie Lennox! Sources Sing campaign - Wikipedia Annie Lennox - Wikipedia 46664 - Wikipedia Annie Lennox explains her 'HIV Positive' t-shi…
 
This week we take a look at the impact, and criticism, of a charity that was founded by Bono, (RED). So get listening and decide if you think (RED) deserves to be in our HIV Heroes series. Sources Product Red - Wikipedia HOW (RED) WORKS — (RED) Bobby Shriver - Wikipedia (RED) - Private Sector (including Foundations) - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS,…
 
This week we take a look at the 2010 documentary The Lazarus Effect. A film that looks at the positive impact of free HIV medication on HIV patients in Africa. This film is full of HIV Heroes and is an absolute must see! Sources The Lazarus Effect (2010 film) - Wikipedia AIDS: The Lazarus Effect (voanews.com) The Life Changing Impact of 40 Cents a …
 
We're off to Chester! This week we take a look at the character Ste Hay and more specifically the storyline around his HIV diagnosis. So join us, as we head to Hollyoaks! Sources Ste Hay - Wikipedia Hollyoaks pictures: Ste's HIV plot begins (digitalspy.com) Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson: ‘Ste Hay’s HIV storyline has been saving lives’ | Soaps | …
 
As many of you know, we just unveiled our own HIV Living Memorial, so this week we focus on museums and memorials! Sources HOME | Queer Britain Home - World AIDS Museum London's first Aids memorial planned for Tottenham Court Road - BBC News UK AIDS Memorial Quilt (aidsquiltuk.org) A heart-breaking monument of love - BBC Website The AIDS Memorial –…
 
This week we talk about the golden age of Hollywood and an absolute heartthrob, Rock Hudson. Rock was the first major movie star to disclose their HIV status, but what is the full story behind what happened and how and why he revealed he had HIV? Get listening to find out! Sources Rock Hudson - Wikipedia Rock Hudson announces he has AIDS - HISTORY …
 
From HIV being created by the CIA, to the AIDS epidemic being caused by polio vaccines, at some point you have probably heard some pretty wild conspiracy theories about HIV. In this episode we explore, and debunk, a few of these! Sources Discredited HIV/AIDS origins theories - Wikipedia African American people’s AIDS conspiracy beliefs best underst…
 
This week we're going allllll the way back to explore where HIV came from and how it spread. Join us for this fascinating and informative adventure! Sources History of HIV/AIDS - Wikipedia Scientists Refute Theory About the Origin of HIV (webmd.com) History of AIDS - HISTORY Aids: Origin of pandemic 'was 1920s Kinshasa' - BBC News Why Kinshasa in t…
 
Join us on a musical journey looking at songs that reference or relate to HIV in some way. From Elton John to TLC, Cyndi Lauper to Wu-Tang Clan, we cover an eclectic mix, but there are so many, that this is Volume 1! *Please note this episode does contain some swearing Sources List of UK Singles Chart number ones of the 1980s - Wikipedia 12 Songs A…
 
This weeks hero was diagnosed with HIV at 13 years old and became a household name in America due to his battle to go to school. We urge you to listen to Ryan White's story - an unbelievable young man that has left an inspiring legacy. Sources Ryan White - Wikipedia Who Was Ryan White? | RyanWhite (hrsa.gov) Remembering Ryan White, the teen who fou…
 
You may have seen the Hollywood blockbuster 'The Dallas Buyers Club' and in this episode we explore the wider history of buyers clubs, in the world of HIV. Sources Dallas Buyers Club: True story? Fact and fiction in the Matthew McConaughey movie about Ron Woodroof. (slate.com) Buyers club - Wikipedia “Managing Your Own Survival”: Buyers Clubs in th…
 
The person we are celebrating this week is a global mega star - the magnificent Dame Elizabeth Taylor! She used her power and platform to work tirelessly in the fight against AIDS. Have a listen to hear why she is an absolute HIV hero. Sources Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Elizabeth Taylor - Wikipedia Elizabeth Taylor's 10 Best Movies, According…
 
This week we feature the legendary artist and activist, Keith Haring. Diagnosed with HIV in 1987 Keith is one of one of history’s best known street-artists-turned-AIDS-activists, using his art to help raise awareness of HIV and his own diagnosis to help combat stigma. Sources Keith Haring - Wikipedia Keith Haring Club 57 (nightclub) - Wikipedia Fac…
 
This week we travel all the way to the Yorkshire Dales where we explore the soap opera storyline of Val Pollard being diagnosed with HIV after a holiday romance. This Emmerdale storyline helped raise awareness of HIV in older women and encouraged an uptake in testing. Sources Val Pollard - Wikipedia Emmerdale's Val Pollard: HIV can happen to anyone…
 
In the 1970's and 1980's 4,689 people with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders were infected with HIV and hepatitis viruses through the use of contaminated clotting factors that were supplied by the NHS. In part 2 Sarah explains what happened next and if there are any answers to how and why this happened and if anyone has been held accountable…
 
In the 1970's and 1980's 4,689 people with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders were infected with HIV and hepatitis viruses through the use of contaminated clotting factors that were supplied by the NHS. In part 1 Sarah educates us on how this shocking event in HIV history unfolded. Sources The contaminated blood scandal | The Haemophilia Soci…
 
The rollercoaster continues! In part 2 of this double-whammy of HIV history, we explore the interview the Charlie Sheen gave on the Today Show, where he spoke with Matt Lauer about living with HIV. Sources Charlie Sheen - Wikipedia Charlie Sheen reveals he's HIV positive in TODAY Show exclusive Charlie Sheen's open letter on HIV-positive diagnosis …
 
Strap in and come on a wild ride with us through the history of what happened in the run-up to Charlie Sheen's historic television interview where he revealed his HIV status. There's so much to Charlie's story we've had to do it in two parts! Sources Charlie Sheen - Wikipedia Charlie Sheen reveals he's HIV positive in TODAY Show exclusive Charlie S…
 
In 1993 Philadelphia hit the big screen. The film was a huge success and helped educated people about HIV. In this episode we learn the backstory to this Hollywood blockbuster how and why this film was made and if it was based on a true story. Sources Philadelphia (film) - Wikipedia Ron Nyswaner - Wikipedia Jonathan Demme - Wikipedia Edward Saxon -…
 
There are some fantastic people who are involved in promoting National HIV Testing Week. This week Sarah has picked a few of them to tell us what motivated them to get involved in this great campaign! Sources Dorcas Gwata who lost three brothers to Aids speaks out about ordeal | Metro News Ranj Singh - Wikipedia We can stop HIV - It Starts With Me …
 
This week we pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the very early days of HIV in the UK, including a group of remarkable men whose passion and determination led them to form Europe's first HIV charity – the Terrence Higgins Trust. Sources Rupert Whitaker - Wikipedia The tragedy that inspired a life-saving charity - BBC News The Newport m…
 
The third episode in our World AIDS Day special edition! Did you know that the HIV red ribbon was the very first awareness ribbon of its kind?! Have a listen to this episode to find out all about how and why the red ribbon came to be a symbol for HIV support and also why wearing the ribbon is so important. Sources Red ribbon - Wikipedia The Red Rib…
 
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