Emma Cole has been diagnosed HIV positive since 1991 and has chosen to speak publicly about living with HIV for over 27 years.
In that time she has undertaken over 3,500 public speaking engagements to a wide variety of audiences including schools, health service providers, the police, social services, church groups and further education colleges.
She launched her 'Positive Voice' Education and Awareness talks to schools in 2002 and now speaks annually at over 100 schools across the UK and Europe.
Beyond all expectations I have survived to celebrate my 50th birthday this June and to mark the occasion I am fundraising for the Student Hardship Fund at LAMDA which helps aspiring actors and technical students who might face unexpected financial need while undertaking their training.
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