Positively Chris

Positively Chris Living positively with HIV. I’m sharing my experiences to provide some insight into the reality of a life with HIV. My aim is to be open, honest, and informative, in the hope of reducing HIV related stigma, and to get people talking about a subject that many feel unable to discuss openly. Thanks…

Niamh (white) and Richard (tabby). Photo: © 2014 Michael Carchrie Campbell

And then there were five!

It’s been three great years since Andrew and I got married. Where does the time go to? Those of our friends who visited us in East Belfast will know that we have had a lot of ‘children’ of the Build-a-Bear variety. Having moved to the Rock we found ourselves in accommodation that did not prevent…

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Two weeks here, and already seeing a GP.

It is the beginning of our third week in Gibraltar. It does not seem possible that the time has passed so quickly. We left on the fourth Sunday of Lent, and now we are at the beginning of Holy Week, with Easter Day next Sunday. Where has the time gone? Well, this week we have…

Meeting local LibDems in Gibraltar

I was on my way to attempt to register as a civilian living in Gibraltar when I bumped into one of the local MEPs – Sir Graham Watson. Pleased as punch I was to be able I say proudly I am a Liberal Democrat. Now how do I register to vote for you?

A week here and loving the sun

It is now a week since Andrew and I flew out of Northern Ireland to take up residence in Gibraltar. We actually moved into our flat on Thursday, having stayed in an hôtel in neighbouring La Línea de la Concepción since last Sunday. The sun is definitely doing us both good. All over the last two…

A bit of a bounce last week…

It was results time last Tuesday morning when I visited the Royal Victoria Hospital’s GUM clinic for possibly the last time. Since diagnosis my CD4 count has been rather on the low side, on diagnosis, it was 100, and has dropped to 80, before climbing up to above 200. Last Tuesday morning I got told that…