A financial magazine website has been launched for people living with HIV in a bid to help people ma...
A financial magazine website has been launched for people living with HIV in a bid to help people manage the most common financial problems.
Called www.positivefinance.com, this is an extension of gay finance magazine www.pinkfinance.com but is produced by the director of CompassIFA, a financial advisory firm specialising in financial support to gay and HIV positive individuals.
Chris Morgan has designed the web magazine to offer generic advice if, among other difficulties, an HIV positive individual needs a mortgage, has to restart finances after illness and what to do to overcome "unfair treatment by insurance companies".
Development of the site has been conducted in collaboration with the Terence Higgins Trust to try and establish the commonest financial problems faced by those with the HIV virus.
Chris Morgan, the editor of Pinkfinance.com says:
"Many people with HIV have approached Pink finance for advice since our launch nearly two years ago. Instead of providing a health section within the main magazine, we've decide to develop a whole website concentrated on these issues."
Figures from the Public Health Laboratory suggests there are 35,000 people living with HIV in the UK, and around 4,100 were diagnosed in 2001 alone.
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