HIV Conversations @the MediCinema
Wednesday 7th September, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
HIV Conversations is a new initiative at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where each month, a different speaker explores different aspects of living with HIV, such as diagnosis, fighting stigma, love, dating and sex. Staged in the hospital’s state-of-the-art MediCinema, which the public are invited to attend. The HIV Conversations take place on first Wednesday of each month 5 to 6pm.
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.
Sound recordings of the previous conversations are archived online.
The colourful MediCinema is on the 3rd floor (Lift Bank C) and has capacity for 40 seats, 6 wheelchairs and 4 beds, which as well as providing conference facilities, enables patients to enjoy time away from wards.