HIV data leak

HIV data leak: 'I'm not dirty even though I have HIV'

Fear, anger, helplessness among roller coaster of emotions for those affected by data breach

Mr Adrian Tyler, 27, talks about coping with the stigma of HIV after finding out he has the condition in 2016, and how misconceptions about it persist.
Mr Adrian Tyler, 27, secured a job as a coordinator for youth programmes at Action for Aids last month. It has been nearly three years since his HIV diagnosis.
Mr Adrian Tyler, 27, secured a job as a coordinator for youth programmes at Action for Aids last month. It has been nearly three years since his HIV diagnosis.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

When Adrian Tyler told his family in 2016 that he had HIV, his stepfather's response was to tell him not to store his toothbrush in the bathroom shared by the rest of the family.

His stepfather also wanted him to have a separate set of utensils.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 03, 2019, with the headline ''I'm not dirty even though I have HIV''. Subscribe