18 episodes

Positively UK provides support for people living with HIV, by people living with HIV. Our podcast provides information, inspiration and awareness around HIV. All episodes are co-created with people with HIV.

S02: Positively UK was established 35 years ago as Positively Women. As we celebrate 35 years of providing peer support, we talk to people about our past and present.

S01: Positively UK Gay Men's Project Coordinator Chris O'Hanlon hosts a series of HIV-related podcasts for LGBT+ communities where he talks to those at the forefront of HIV services.

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Positively UK provides support for people living with HIV, by people living with HIV. Our podcast provides information, inspiration and awareness around HIV. All episodes are co-created with people with HIV.

S02: Positively UK was established 35 years ago as Positively Women. As we celebrate 35 years of providing peer support, we talk to people about our past and present.

S01: Positively UK Gay Men's Project Coordinator Chris O'Hanlon hosts a series of HIV-related podcasts for LGBT+ communities where he talks to those at the forefront of HIV services.

    Why the Project? Silvia & Neo & Maryam

    Why the Project? Silvia & Neo & Maryam

    This podcast series is part of the archival research project Positively Past, Positively Present. In this episode, Positively UK’s CEO, Silvia Petretti, and Women Project Co-ordinator, Neo Moepi with Co-Researcher and Project Manager, Maryam Shaharuddin discuss why the project is taking place and our ways of working.

    • 35 min
    Janine: Living with HIV and Experiencing Motherhood & Pregnancy

    Janine: Living with HIV and Experiencing Motherhood & Pregnancy

    Janine McGregor Read currently works at Homerton Hospital in the multiple disciplinary team with pregnant women and is also a peer navigator and the East London coordinator at Positively UK. In this podcast, Janine shares her experience of being pregnant as well as becoming a mother living with HIV.

    • 23 min
    Alice: Gendered Health Perspectives, Exploring Women's HIV Outcomes

    Alice: Gendered Health Perspectives, Exploring Women's HIV Outcomes

    Alice is the founding director of the Salamander Trust and works as an activist, researcher and participatory trainer in the field of HIV. In this episode, Alice discusses the role that gender plays in women's health outcomes, with specific references to HIV. Here are links to some of the studies Alice mentions:
    Violence against women, What will it take to
    achieve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV?, Enhancing Social Norms
    Programs: An Invitation to Rethink “Scaling Up” from a Feminist Perspective, 20 years of Shamefully
    Scarce Funding for Feminists and Women’s Rights Movements | AWID and
    specifically the chart Alice
    mentions.

    • 35 min
    Men: Garry Brough and Eli Fidgerald

    Men: Garry Brough and Eli Fidgerald

    In this episode, Garry Brough, a pioneer in our sector, shares insights on representation, peer support, and identity. Eli Fidgerald shares his inspiring journey from Bristol to Youth Project Coordinator at Positively UK.

    Together, Garry and Eli also discuss the importance of peer support, relieving the burden of openness about HIV, and diversifying representation. Hear about visibility, hyper-visibility, and power representation.

    • 27 min
    Silvia Petretti: HIV and Female Leadership

    Silvia Petretti: HIV and Female Leadership

    Silvia joined Positively UK in 1999 as a volunteer and was appointed Positively UK’s CEO in February 2019. In this episode, Silvia speaks about female leadership and mentorship. She has represented people with HIV on the British HIV Association (BHIVA) Board, chaired the UK-CAB and represented the Global Network of People Living with HIV at the United Nation. She currently sits on the World Health Organisation advisory board on women and HIV.

    • 33 min
    Beatrice Osoro: Beginning of Services for African Women

    Beatrice Osoro: Beginning of Services for African Women

    Beatrice Osoro firstly started working with Positively Women as a volunteer. Now, she is our Clinical Outreach and Statutory Contract Lead. In this episode, Beatrice shares her experience of servcies for African women in the HIV sector and how she found a safe space at Positively Women.

    • 29 min

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