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.
Why book a Positive Voices talk?
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Because of outdated information, people living with HIV can face prejudice and discrimination in educational settings, in the workplace and from their family and friends.
What we offer
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
- 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
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
If you're living with HIV and would like to volunteer as a Positive Voices speaker we would love to hear from you.