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5th October 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Silvia is coordinator of Poz-Fem UK, the British national network of women living with HIV, which she co-founded in 2004. She has been working with Positively UK for 16 years and is now leading the organization as Deputy CEO.
Silvia is chair of the UK Community Advisory Board, a national network of treatment advocates. Silvia is an experienced trainer and public speakers and one of the authors of the SHE toolkit: a manual to enable women living with HIV in Europe to develop peer support groups – the manual has been translated in 10 languages.
Silvia represented the Global Network of People Living with HIV at the United Nation High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS in 2011 by giving a keynote speech. Silvia also writes a blog about HIV and activism: Speaking Up!
The conversation with Sylvia
The full conversation
Intro by Phil Owen – Governor of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Intro to Sylvia – what was your reaction to diagnosis in 1997 in Italy
Did you disclose to friends and family
What made you come to the UK
Dating and disclosure difficulties
What have been your worst experiences of dealing with stigma
Overcoming internalised stigma and coming out as HIV positive
A statue was made of you – how did that come about
You have said HIV is about relationships not biology
How can we best go forward in empowering young women
What are the most important aspects for you in the fight against HIV today
What drives you on in HIV activism
Audience Q & A and conclusion