HIV Conversations @the MediCinema
Wednesday 6th September, 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.
Michelle has been involved with Sexual Health, HIV & Wellbeing since 1988. She is a counsellor in HIV. she began her training as a therapist in the 1980s. Michelle convened the Trans awareness training within THT in 2008 and she was the the lead on developing the first UK Sexual Health, HIV and Wellbeing booklet for Trans Women.
Michelle is Co-founder of cliniQ CIC and Director of Holistic Wellbeing Services and she Co-Leads on cliniQ’s training programme cliniQ is the first and at present the only holistic sexual health HIV and Wellbeing Service in the UK founded by trans people for trans and non-binary people.
She is the convener of cliniQ’s series of conferences – Trans Health Matters. The conferences have HIV & Sexual health for trans people as central to the issues. She attends and presents at many conferences on the issues of Sexual Health HIV and Wellbeing for trans & non-binary people. In 2016 she presented at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.
Michelle is a member of IRGT: A Global Network of Trans Women advocating for trans people in the international HIV response.
Michelle lives in London with her husband Vince, they finally married in 2016 after they had been living together for 37 years! It was a beautiful sunny day, and they were surrounded by very lovely friends and family.
They have cat and a very yappy Pomeranian dog.
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.