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7th September 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Laura is an African woman who has been living with HIV for four years. She is passionate about ending the stigma of HIV and believes in upholding the rights of all people living with HIV as well as gender sensitivity in the HIV discourse.

Her dream is for a time when HIV can be an honest open conversation without the moral judgement and the stigma so that individuals can freely access testing, treatment and get the care they need to live normal lives.

Although not yet publicly open about her status, her passion turned her into a HIV activist, public speaker and peer mentor with Positively UK. She also championed the start of a support group in her community which she coordinates providing peer support, patient representation and information to people living with HIV to live a normal life.

She is a member /Patient representative of the UK-CAB and a graduate of the Sophia forum WISE-UP + advocacy training for women.

The conversation with Laura

The full conversation
[63 MB]

Laura: Intro and diagnosis in 2012[9.1 MB]

Hard to talk about HIV to own community[9.1 MB]

What was it like locking your feelings up[5 MB]

Did your episodes become different or worse[8 MB]

How long did it take you to find support and where[4 MB]

What were the most useful things you learned from other HIV+ people[4 MB]

You got your confidence back for dating[14 MB]

What is it like as an African woman living with HIV in the UK[6 MB]

Finally, your feelings about stigma and your activism[5 MB]

Questions, Laura’s support group, and close[5 MB]


7th September 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