EastEnders Spoiler follows.
EastEnders introduces Zach Hudson, who finds a best friend in his ongoing HIV story.
Chef, played by James Farrar, tested positive for the virus last week, but no one could confide in him about his diagnosis.
In a scene that airs next week, Zack is at first perplexed as to why Sam stayed in Walford given the fact that he was planning to move to Germany with Ricky.
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As he examines her apparent stress (her sons Ricky Jr and Lily are expecting a baby), Zack talks too much about his diagnosis, arousing her suspicions.
Recalling the text from the gum clinic that notified all of Zack’s previous sexual partners, Sam deduces that the message is about him, confirming her guess.
After Sam offers to help and support Zack, he admits to feeling embarrassed about his diagnosis and is keenly aware of the stigmatized nature of the virus.
Sam then berates him for not picking up the medicine and implores him to treat himself properly. She urges him to be honest with Whitney, who is expecting a baby, but Zach overcomes his nervousness and gradually reveals his HIV-positive status to more people in the Square. Can you do it?
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Searches for HIV research have skyrocketed since the storyline aired, revealing a 75% increase in visits to the Terrence Higgins Trust website.
“The surge in traffic on our charity’s website shows that Zack’s diagnosis is already starting conversations in living rooms across the UK, helping to bring these much-needed insights to the realities of HIV today. The ongoing debate will continue as his story unfolds,” said Chief Executive Officer Ian Green.
EastEnders It airs on BBC One from Monday to Thursday at 7:30 pm. The show is also streamed on BBC iPlayer.
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organization containing Amfar, Terrence Higgins Trust and the National AIDS Trust (NAT) We can provide detailed information on HIV and AIDS research, testing and treatment.
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