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Positive Voices is a community project where people living with HIV share their personal stories to raise awareness of HIV and promote good sexual health for everyone.

We provide an opportunity to hear directly from someone living with HIV, ask questions and improve your knowledge of HIV and sexual health.

We operate in London, Brighton and Glasgow.

Email us to book a Positive Voices speaker.

Why book a Positive Voices talk?

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HIV can affect anyone. More than 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK, with around 5,000 people testing positive for HIV each year.

Knowledge of HIV is often based on the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 1990s rather than the realities of living with HIV in the 21st century.

Because of outdated information, people living with HIV can face prejudice and discrimination in educational settings, in the workplace and from their family and friends.

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Positive Voices speaking to health and social care students at City of Westminster College.

What we offer

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Positive Voices speakers are trained to deliver sexual health presentations to diverse audiences in a range of settings, including:

  • schools and colleges
  • youth clubs
  • the NHS and other healthcare providers
  • businesses
  • faith-based groups
  • charities and community organisations.

Our speakers cover HIV prevention and safer sex messages, along with sharing their own experiences living with HIV. We also provide free resources on request, such as condoms, leaflets, classroom activities and factsheets.

How it works

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We can tailor our presentations and discussions for young people and adults. We will discuss our visit with you beforehand and ensure that our presentation is both appropriate and engaging.

Positive Voices provides this service at no cost, although donations to the charity are welcome.

For more information or to book a speaker, contact one of our coordinators by emailing [email protected].

Volunteering with Positive Voices

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If you're living with HIV and would like to volunteer as a Positive Voices speaker we would love to hear from you.

Apply to volunteer.

Testimonials

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Positive Voices fitted wonderfully into our PSHE programme. The speaker was so engaging and charismatic, and delivered such a powerful message to our pupils.

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Jake Jones, PE Teacher, The Cumberland School
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We've been working on reducing the stigma around HIV, but hearing the message directly from people living with HIV creates a huge impact. Staff came up to us after the event to say how great the speakers were.