POSITIVE VOICE Providing HIV Education since 1991
POSITIVE VOICEProviding HIV Educationsince 1991 


Since I came out publicly as an HIV positive woman in 1991 I have taken many opportunities to be visible and share my story (see below).


Of course, in 1991 the internet didn't exist so there was no You Tube / Google / Twitter to announce myself but I did radio/newspaper/TV interviews as well as training courses to raise awareness and allow people to see me as a woman living with HIV.


Today the landscape is very different and I was delighted to make my first ever TEDX talk in May 2018.

1991   Appearance on BBC1 Kilroy Show discussion on HIV.
1992   Personal testimony input on BBC Schools Children & Youth Programmes Radio on AIDS
1994-96   Personal testimony input on ‘HIV awareness for Midwifery Staff’ training course
1995   Personal story in feature on ‘Women and AIDS’ in Elle Magazine
1996   Photographed for “100 Women” feature in Marie Claire
1996   Patient input into ‘HIV/AIDS Implications for Nursing Care’ training course run by East London and the City Health Authority 
1996   Keynote speaker for World AIDS Day event Hertfordshire County Council Youth & Community Service
1996   Featured speaker at ‘Celebration of Life’ event for BP Women & Families Group (later Body and Soul)
1996-2018   Patient representative on ‘Patient Panel’ for GP HIV Training Course
1997   Filmed for Carlton TV ‘Your Shout’ World AIDS Day 97
1998   Personal testimony as part of HIV/AIDS Conference for the Archdiocese of Southwark’s World AIDS Day event
1999   Filmed for HIV feature for the Middle East Broadcasting Centre                
1999   Personal testimony input on ‘Mother & Daughter’ Day for Watford GUM Clinic and Watford Women’s Centre at Watford General Hospital
1999   ‘Living with HIV’ article published in Journal of Women’s Health
2000   Main feature story in Marie Claire Health and Beauty
2001   One of three women featured in BBC 2 Modern Times ‘Positive Women’ documentary  
2001   Main feature story in The Times to support the BBC documentary
2001   Photograph and story featured in several newspaper reviews of the BBC  documentary
2001   Feature article WebMD Medical News MSN .co.uk

Photograph and feature in Marie Claire article

2002   Positive Women documentary broadcast on ABC Australia
2002   Radio interview for ABC Australia
2004   Patient Representative for discussion on ethical & moral dilemmas at BHIVA/BASSH symposium

Monthly column for 46664 website

2009   Guest Lecture at Roehampton University
2010   Photographed by Rankin for the Body Shop/UNAIDS global ‘Be An Activist’ HIV poster campaign
2013   Radio interview for Voice of RussiaUK
2017   Guest contributor to BBC World Service ‘World Have Your Say’ programme
2017   Video feature for Al Jazeera News Grid
2018   TEDX Guildford Speaker
2021   Video for the GROWS Project
2021   'POSITIVE' for Sky Documentaries
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