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4th May 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


HIV and Trans activist

Catalina has been involved with HIV and AIDS advocacy, prevention and management since 1990. She trained with the Swedish Red Cross as a lecturer in sex education and has been involved with minority issues both in and out of the UK. She brings her knowledge and personal experience to share and, in doing so, hopes to inform and help educate others in the above issues.

Catalina says: “I’m not trapped in a man’s body, but in other people’s perception of what it is to be man or woman and HIV positive.”

The conversation with Catalina

Catalina: The whole conversation
[62.4 MB]

Intro and early traumatic experience
[5.0 MB]

Diagnosis aged 16 in Sweden
[7.5 MB]

Kept diagnosis secret for 8 years
[4.9 MB]

The Noah’s Ark Project
[3.0 MB]

Awareness of one’s own mortality
[4.2 MB]

What inspired you to begin lecturing
[3.0 MB]

The advent of combination therapy
[4.9 MB]

Living with AIDS was like living through a war
[5.4 MB]

Gender reasignment
[9.3 MB]

Stigma as a gay man, an HIV positive person and as a transgender woman
[7.9 MB]

What makes you continue to fight for HIV rights
[6.2 MB]


4th May 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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3rd Floor, Lift Bank C, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road
London, SW10 9NH United Kingdom
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020 3315 8000