8 THINGS TO REMEMBER DURING PRIDE
BE WHO YOU ARE
After all, it’s what Pride is all about. Join George House Trust in the Parade and make a loud and proud stand against stigma and prejudice.
Pride is a marathon, not a sprint and a lot of alcohol will be flowing. If you’re drinking alcohol, know your limitations and remember to stay hydrated. If you’re taking HIV medication, try to remember not to miss a dose.
PASS IT ON…
Where there’s an opportunity, tell people about the fact that people living with HIV with an undetectable viral load can’t pass HIV to anyone else. Help spread the word that Undetectable = Untransmittable.
Pride is about community and everyone’s there to celebrate the same thing. There’s no reason why you can’t attend events on your own if you want to. Use the opportunity to talk to someone new or come and say hello to the George House Trust volunteers in the Expo.
WILL THERE BE DRUGS AT THE PARTY?
There can be some serious interactions between some recreational drugs and HIV medication. Remember that your judgement and inhibitions may also be affected by substance use.
IT’S JUST A VIRUS…
If you choose to tell someone about your HIV over the weekend and it doesn’t go quite how you planned it, remember it’s their problem not yours. Don’t let outdated and ignorant attitudes spoil your fun.
If some Pride shenanigans is on the cards, your best protection against sexually transmitted infections is to use condoms. Grab a pocketful and away you go.
Whether you attend Pride alone or with friends: celebrate, commemorate, dance and enjoy every second of it. Above all have fun and be proud of who you are.