A man with HIV from Dumfriesshire says he's treated like a leper when people learn he has the virus.
Michael Hebington contracted HIV almost thirty years ago and has suffered prejudice and abuse.
He's now calling for a change in public attitude towards the disease.
World Aids Day is coming up, and a recent report suggests worrying gaps in knowledge about the virus in Scotland.
Fiona McIlwraith reports:
More top news
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
Over the next eight years the populations of all but nine local authorities in England will increase. Four of those are in Cumbria.
The Psychoactive Substances Act will come into effect tomorrow, and could see offenders jailed for up to seven years.