Hi Guys,

I know i’ve not posted in a while, sorry about that. Things have been a bit topsy turvy this end.

Firstly I got ill, ended up with a severe bout of the flu which resulted in me collapsing and hospitalisation – it took me a while to recover from that one. Then I was busy preparing for an interview for a “dream job” which I subsequently didn’t get. After that I fell into a bit of a depressive pit, and just as I was starting to come back out of it I found out that a friend from London had died which threw me right back into my hole of despair.

Nearly two weeks later now things are starting to look up again, I’m going to take a week to go visit some friends on the continent and I’ve started the job hunt again. I can’t help but think that all of this would have been so much easier if I’d had someone at my side, to hold my hand and give me cuddles – being single sucks, but hey that’s where I’m at right now.

In the next week or two the latest edition of Attitude Magazine will be out, with my interview of Edo Zollo – an amazing photographer who’s built a project around HIV across the UK, so watch out for that. I’ve also got some interesting¬†collaborations¬†with Gaydar coming up – but I can’t say any more than that.

Sorry it’s a bit of a depressing post, but I always said this blog would show the ups and the downs. Hopefully next time you hear from me it’ll be about something more positive (if you’ll pardon the pun).

Look after yourselves,



  1. Thanks for this post. It highlights the genuine challenges of living with a long term condition. You write a great blog and I enjoy reading it. I hope your break abroad does you some good.

  2. Sorry to here all that i just hope you get back on your feet real soon. Just try and enjoy your visit with your friends and just try and relax.

  3. Hi Sam,

    Really sorry to hear that you’ve been going through such a tough time – and especially sorry you didn’t get the job as I know you really wanted it. But, the determination and grit you’ve shown so far will – I KNOW – take you further and upwards once you’ve had a bit of time to recover from everything.

    As for being single, I bet that won’t be for long either – I reckon Mr (W)Right is waiting just around the corner!

    Lots of love

    Hugh xx

  4. Hi Sam,

    I’m sorry to hear things have been so rough for you. Just wanted to say that I discovered your blog tonight, and think it is made of pure awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your life here,


  5. Dont be sorry it not your fault you are unwell,Iam in hospital just now im fed up being treared like a child,i am lucky i have had hiv 21 years and never had anyt flu night sweats ect i volunteer for hiv group and going to be joying another soon i am hear if you ever need someone to let some steam of or just a good chat with but your not by youself,

    take care

    love david xx


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