Coronation Street Set To “Tackle HIV” As Main Character Receives Heartbreaking Diagnosis

Coronation Street are reportedly set to run an HIV storyline for young teenager Seb Franklin, which is set to leave his life – and those of his loved ones – in tatters. It would be the first time that the UK’s longest running soap has directly tackled the illness in a main story.

Seb, the boyfriend of Faye Windass, is apparently set to be diagnosed and reports indicate Coronation Street are consulting with charities to ensure that the storyline is tackled in a sensitive and correct way.

Producers aren’t commenting on the storyline, but it is thought that the diagnosis for Seb will come later this year and throw his entire relationship with Faye into turmoil.