Talking to my doctor about HIV: Moritz’s Journey with HIV
At 22 years old, Moritz asked Michael to go with him to the sexual health clinic where he was diagnosed with HIV. While he was initially relieved to finally know why he was so unwell, the aftershock of his HIV diagnosis was overwhelming. Luckily, Michael was there every step of the way. Michael normalised HIV for Moritz and helped him to feel more positive about his future.
Educating himself and having open, honest and profound conversations with people who shared their own HIV stories, helped Moritz to overcome his fears and find a way to live confidently with HIV. Through an open dialogue with his doctors and a holistic approach to treatment, Moritz has found a therapy that suits his lifestyle, supporting his physical and emotional wellbeing.