Sunday, 24 September 2017

Coronation Street bringing in HIV storyline

There's a story in The Sun that says Coronation Street is bringing in a HIV storyline which will affect Seb Franklin.

The Sun says that Seb Franklin, played by actor Harry Visinoni, will discover he has HIV in scenes next month.

It is understood that Coronation Street has been working closely with HIV charity the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Mr Curry Sauce tells The Sun: “Coronation Street have never been afraid of tackling taboo subjects and this is not different. Seb’s storyline isn’t going to see him go on a huge ‘journey’ and be drawn over months and years but the initial scenes are sure to be shocking.

“The episodes, which will air next month, will show realistic attitudes both positive and negative to HIV. Producers aren’t going to sugarcoat it, but they also want to show that life doesn’t end with a diagnosis.”

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Anonymous said...

I think it's about time that Corrie does a storyline centering around HIV\AIDS, Bravo!
I guess Faye will have to be tested for HIV\AIDS too?

Tvor said...

Where his mother is an addict, I kind of expect she'll also be diagnosed after he is. He probably got it from his mother, accidental blood mixing or something.

Newfy Pearl said...

OMG. Does this young fella not have enough going against him. Was there a mistake...should he be on Eastenders...because that is the show where no one is allowed an ounce of happiness, not Corrie.
I am weary at just the thoughts of this storyline.

Anonymous said...

I suppose they wanted to do an HIV storyline and gave it to this actor. But honestly for me, he's so peripheral that I really don't care.I don't like it when they try too hard to make a character interesting.This is a big story for a character who for me, could leave tomorrow and it wouldn't matter.
And what is with the current "drug" phase in storylines? Cheaters, Unplanned pregnancies and drugs. That's Corrie these days. Wow.

Anonymous said...

In reply to Tvor, getting infected by "blood mixing or something" - this would be incredibly difficult. The only way for this to even possibly happen is if they both had open wounds and literally ground them into each other. The virus dies on meeting the open air, unlike, say, bacteria.

Of course he could have been born with it....

This storyline is being aired to show the stigma that still surrounds HIV, and also to show that this is now a manageable condition, in that now those on effective treatment are uninfectious and can't pass it on to anyone else - by whatever means!

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