Calvin Tan, a person living with HIV, shares his response to the recent incident involving the 48-year old Singaporean who was jailed for not disclosing his HIV status.
Tag: people with HIV
This true story from a young doctor shows that homophobia can still be found within segments of the highly esteemed medical community.
Dear Straight People, Contrary to popular belief, not every millennial is an apathetic, self-absorbed narcissist obsessed with growing their social media following. Here are 3 Singaporean youths doing their part in the battle against HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted diseases: MR. AJMAL KHAN (AJ): COMING OUT WITH HIV Stigmatisation, and subsequently discriminatory behaviours and attitudes within
Dear Straight People, Meet 44-year old Filipino Laurindo Garcia, a prominent HIV/AIDs activist and the founder of social enterprise the ‘B-Change Group‘. The story you’re about to read is not a new story. In fact, Laurindo’s story has been told numerous times. But it’s a story that I’ve always wanted to cover. One that required me
Dear Straight People, Almost 20 years ago, Paddy Chew made history by becoming the first Singaporean to publicly come out as an AIDs patient. Since then, only two others have dared to follow in his footsteps; Avin Tan in 2012 and AJ in 2016. It may be 2017 but HIV and AIDs continues to be plagued
Dear Straight People, That Sunday had been ordinary. I was comfortably anchored at my sofa, entertaining the nerd in me with the wits of a Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan in her masterpiece, Sarong Party Girl. That peaceful bubble burst prematurely, thanks to the incessant buzzing of my silenced iPhone. Grumpily, I grabbed the phone off the