A pleasure writing for @mindcharity on this important topic! “My dual HIV and hepatitis C diagnoses had a massive impact on my mental health. I was worried about stigma. I felt alienated from HIV negative gay men on account of my HIV and from HIV positive gay men on account of my hepatitis C. I perceived myself as isolated, alone and rejected.” “My diagnoses came as a complete shock. I knew very little about either of the viruses. None of my friends were HIV positive themselves, although some of them knew people who were. This lack of knowledge accentuated the internal shame and guilt which I experienced.” Read more on the @mindcharity website.