Ireland’s most famous drag queen, Panti Bliss, takes to the skies aboard HIV Air in a new PSA. “HIV used to be a short hop, but now it’s a long haul,” Bliss says to a controlling steward barking about the old-school approach to living with and breaking stereotypes of living with HIV. The ad is in partnership with Gilead Science (maker of Truvada) and Positively UK.
“It is so important people living with HIV feel comfortable talking to, and working alongside, health professionals to plan for their lifelong journey. HIV can speed up the ageing process so it’s essential to seek advice in order to take the best route for the journey ahead. I’ve lived the life I wanted with HIV for over 20 years and do not intend to stop now!”