“And he gave me HIV,” he dropped into the tequila-laced conversation.
I was shocked because we’d been friends before dating, and had been in many situations where HIV had been a prominent conversation topic.
Because the way to fight HIV isn’t separately, it’s together.
HIV Blind Date is on Thursday 21 January at the Queen’s Head, 25 Tyron Street, SW3 3LG.
He’d never once mentioned his status, and I’d assumed he was negative. Huddled together in the corner of a shrieking pub full of whiskey-soaked drag queens, he confided in me a status he’d told no one. He’d read an article I’d written online and had assumed I was positive too.