Emma Cole has been diagnosed HIV positive since 1991 and has chosen to speak out about living with HIV for the last 33 years.
She began talking publicly as a volunteer at Positive Youth in 1992 before launching her own 'Positive Voice' talk for schools and businesses in 2002. She now speaks annually at between
100-120 schools across the UK and Europe.
Since her diagnosis Emma has spoken at over 250 different schools to an estimated 360,000 young people over three decades.
In addition she has undertaken public speaking engagements to other audiences including pharmaceutical companies, businesses, health service providers, the police, social services, church groups and further education colleges.
Emma has featured in a number of TV documentaries including the recent BAFTA nominated 'AIDS - the Unheard Tapes' and the 2001 broadcast of 'Positive Women' for the BBC and Sky's documentary 'Positive'.