If you ask me…Michael Harris*

Michael Harris* is HIV-positive, works in IT and uses services in Richmond, London

Who has influenced you the most?
Denise Flowers, specialist care manager at Richmond Council. She is very helpful.

What one thing would you change about care services in your area?
Reintroduce the Freedom Pass scheme for people who can’t afford to travel.

What one thing would make your life better?
Moving to Spain.

What three words best describe you?
Easygoing, funny, generous.

What event most changed your life?
Finding out I was HIV-positive 20 years ago.

Who is your dream date?
Robbie Williams, naked, on a secluded island.

What is your favourite book?
Any of the cookbooks by Jamie Oliver.

What is your greatest achievement?
Getting to where I am in my IT career.

When and where did you have the most fun?
When I bought my first car a few years ago.

What makes you angry?
Rude, obnoxious and snobby people.

Who would you like to swap places with?
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson for her money and looks!

Who do you most admire?
Kylie Minogue: she is a good entertainer, unlucky in love and got through breast cancer.

How would you like to be remembered?
As a happy, friendly person.

What is the most important lesson you have learned?
Don’t drink and drive.

What’s your new year’s resolution?
To give up smoking and go back to the gym.

*Not his real name.

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