The Survivor

Good heavens, Jonathan Grimshaw is still alive and kicking. He contracted HIV way back in 1984, so must be one of the longest-surviving people with HIV in the UK.

While I have never actually met him, for a time he was working closely with my best friend, who was a psychologist and epidemiologist working in the Home Office. Len was instrumental in the development of policy on HIV/AIDS in the UK’s prisons. By his account, Grimshaw was a charming and intelligent man, doing a lot of good work. So it’s good to hear that he’s still with us.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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