A SEXUAL health specialist from the Countess of Chester Hospital is appearing in a special two part TV documentary next week.
Dr Colm O'Mahony, of the Department of Sexual Health, Countess of Chester, Liverpool Road, talked to actor and presenter Stephen Fry about HIV.
In Stephen Fry, HIV and Me, the follow on from the widely acclaimed documentary The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive, the presenter tackles the world of HIV and AIDS.
Dr O’Mahony said: ‘Stephen Fry visited several centres who deal with HIV patients, he wanted to speak to doctors and sufferers.
‘He came to Chester and was in the centre with me for a few hours. We discussed the general management of HIV and how things have changed over the years.
‘He seemed very knowledgable about HIV and the issues surrounding it.’
In the series, Stephen Fry illustrates the changing face of the virus and meets a range of people you wouldn’t expect to be affected, including a grandmother, a 16-year-old schoolgirl who was born with the virus and HIV-positive couples who set out to have HIV-free children.
The first programme, to be screened on Tuesday, October 2, looks at who is at risk and why, and Stephen returns to an AIDS ward where he frequently visited sick friends.
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