HIV Conversations @the MediCinema
Wednesday 5th July, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 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.
Originally from Kenya, Angelina has over 16 years’ experience of working in the HIV sector. She has worked on initiatives ranging from providing one-to-one support to people living with HIV; managing service provision to facilitating, promoting and advocating for the involvement of women living with HIV in forming and informing local and national strategy and policy. Angelina also works with adolescents and young people living with HIV, where she supports them around various issues and coping strategies including HIV Treatment Literacy and general well-being around living with HIV.
As a woman living with HIV for two decades, Angelina is passionate about advocating for the sexual health and reproductive rights of women living with HIV. From 2010 – 2011 she led the planning, curriculum development and delivery of the pilot project ‘From Pregnancy to Baby and Beyond’ with Positively UK. This project featured in Salamander Trust’s “Rights, Camera, Action” participatory film training workshop. This project developed a sustainable model of education, information, emotional and practical support, for women living with HIV through ante- to post-natal care.
Angelina also sits on various national and international advisory boards regarding policy formulation. This includes the Women’s Network of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She has also co-authored various articles in peer-review journals and UNAIDS reports.
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.