Ian held a number of positions of public office in the London Borough of Ealing: as an elected member of the Council; Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services and Housing; and as Mayor./span>
Since the 80s in HIV/AIDS and gay men’s health, Patriic is an accomplished trainer, educator and outreach worker, and continues to innovate tools with which to engage and support gay men and MSM
Simon is an HIV positive treatment advocate with HIV i-Base which he co-founded in 2000.
Professor Brian Gazzard CBE
Professor Brian Gazzard started the HIV unit at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and is now its Clinical Research Director.
Joshua currently volunteers as a peer mentor for Positively UK, and supports their Gay Talk group.
Rebecca De Havalland
Rebecca is an Irish trans woman her life is a rollercoaster plummeting from glamour-filled highs to the coldest depths, but ultimately is a tale of resilience and hope.
Marc has been living with HIV since 1986. He is a fierce advocate for social justice, and has a particular interest in HIV within the BME community.
The HIV Conversations is a project which brings together a collection of interviews with people living or working with HIV.
Angelina has been living with HIV for two decades. She is originally from Kenya, and is particularly passionate about women, HIV and pregnancy.
Barry heads the St Stephen’s Volunteers. He tells his story of volunteering in an African HIV/AIDS hospital, the lover he lost, and what drives him on to campaign.
Jane started working as a HIV nurse in 1986. She speaks about comforting AIDS patients, combatting stigma, and the development of nursing roles in HIV.
Fernando is his parent’s child, his siblings’ brother and a passionate advocate. Diagnosed 26 years ago, he refuses to let HIV define him.
Paul was diagnosed with HIV in 1997, when it was still a terminal condition. 20 years later he runs Forum Link and supports individuals living with HIV.
Silvia has been openly living with HIV since 2005, challenging the stigma and prejudices towards women living with HIV
Laura is an African woman who has been living with HIV for four years. Although not yet public about her status, her passion for HIV equality has made her an activist
Patrick Cash (Patient Champion at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital) and Paul Decle (Forum Link) have brought together the resources of both organisations to promote the voice of those living with HIV. In doing so we hope that this project will help to support those living with HIV and inform the negative community so that we can reduce the sense of stigma, discrimination and isolation that can be attendant upon living with HIV.
Jonathan was one of the first people to be diagnosed with HIV in the UK. His story is extraordinary, with a character based upon him in the film ‘Pride’.
Robert is a heterosexual haemophiliac man, diagnosed with HIV through NHS treatment in the late 1980s. He tells his story here.
Ben is an American man diagnosed positive in 1981. He speaks about his experience of over 30 years living with HIV, and what inspires him today.
Catalina is a trans woman diagnosed in Sweden in the 1980s. She hopes to inform and educate others through her knowledge and personal experience
Greg is the founder of iwantprepnow.co.uk He talks candidly about coming out publicly as HIV+ on social media, dark depths, and finding the light of activism.
Dan was diagnosed with HIV in 2006. He is an activist, performer and writer, one of Attitude Magazine’s campaigning role models, and speaks out for people power.
Past and Planned Conversations.
You can find a full list of all the past and planned conversations on the events listings page.