This interview is part of the Women, Risk and Aids Project (1989-90)
archive which was created as part of the Reanimating Data Project
Original transcript of interview with Annie, who is in a long-distance relationship with a man she met while on holiday in the Caribbean. The relationship is based on friendship, rather than sexual intimacy. They have discussed having sex together, but Annie would like to wait until she is in a more secure relationship. She had a fairly well-rounded sex education from school, friends and family, which she has found helpful. Annie doesn't consider herself to be at any real risk of AIDS at the moment, but has some unclear views on navigating condom use in future relationships. She is quite focused on her education and career at the moment, and would like to avoid pregnancy until later in life, perhaps due to her mum having her at a young age. Annie has been brought up in a strict, protective Christian background, but has regained some independence, for instance through her casual alcohol use. She holds some particularly strong sexist and homophobic views surrounding AIDS, sexual reputation and double standards, though neither her nor her close friends are too interested in sexual relationships at the moment - Annie is wondering if her thoughts will change over the coming year.