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 an interview with Sophia. She talks about her romantic and sexual relationships, and the contraceptive methods she uses - her and her current partner have both had AIDS tests and are comfortable with Sophia using the pill. Sophia has had some difficult situations in the past, with an unwanted pregnancy and pre-cervical cancer, which she blames on her irresponsibility and promiscuity. She identifies as a feminist and has some interesting insights, but thinks she still has a lot to learn. Her sex education at school was largely biological, and she acknowledges that it completely excluded homosexuality - she filled in some of the gaps through teen girl magazines, and learnt about AIDS through media campaigns and her time in a Scandinavian country. She would like to travel more in the future, and has been toying with the idea of a Master's degree at some point.