Living with HIV: Tackling stigmas and raising awareness with Harun Tulunay


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Warning: this episode discusses suicidal thoughts.

Harun Tulunay was born in Turkey and moved to the UK to escape the stigma and discrimination he faced as a gay man. When he was diagnosed with HIV in 2016, he decided to become an ambassador for good sexual health and mental health and started to volunteer for charities including Positively UK. Harun delivers public speeches and shares his life experiences to tackle stigma and raise awareness of HIV and mental health.

You can connect with Harun on Instagram: @haruntulunay

Positively UK provides peer-led support, advocacy and information to everyone living with HIV to effectively manage any aspect of their diagnosis, care and life with HIV. Working in partnership with the NHS, Positively UK run a range of peer-led support groups for women, heterosexual men and women, gay men and young people and host events and workshops for recently diagnosed people – those who are planning parenthood or currently pregnant, including talks with activists, clinicians and life coaches. Find out more about Positively UK here.

The Stiix and Stones podcast brings together voices of people from across the globe who are changing the face of sexual health for the better. Find us on Twitter @stiix_sti

This podcast is hosted by Nick Malhomme, head of the STI International Exchange - or STIIX, sponsored by OraSure and produced by Bird Lime Media.

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