Janine: Living with HIV and Experiencing Motherhood & Pregnancy
Positively UK LGBT+ Podcast
by Positively UK
5d ago
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. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/positivelyuk/message ..read more
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Alice: Gendered Health Perspectives, Exploring Women's HIV Outcomes
Positively UK LGBT+ Podcast
by Positively UK
1w ago
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 Fem ..read more
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Men: Garry Brough and Eli Fidgerald
Positively UK LGBT+ Podcast
by Positively UK
7M ago
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. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/positivelyuk/message ..read more
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Silvia Petretti: HIV and Female Leadership
Positively UK LGBT+ Podcast
by Positively UK
8M ago
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. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/positivelyuk/message ..read more
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Beatrice Osoro: Beginning of Services for African Women
Positively UK LGBT+ Podcast
by Positively UK
9M ago
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. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/positivelyuk/message ..read more
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Gender and HIV: Jo Manchester and Rebecca Mbewe
Positively UK LGBT+ Podcast
by Positively UK
1y ago
Jo Manchester was a co-founder of the International Community of Women living with HIV (ICW). You may remember Rebecca Mbewe from Episode 2, she is one of the directors for 4M Mentor Mothers Network and also works on the GROWS project at Positively UK which looks at issues that affect women and ageing. In today’s episode, in honour of International Women’s Day, Jo and Rebecca speak about their experience with Gender and HIV as women. You can find out more information about the ICW's 12 Statements here. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/positivelyuk/message ..read more
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Positively Women Histories, Part 2: Carolyn Williams and Fiona Pettitt
Positively UK LGBT+ Podcast
by Positively UK
1y ago
Carolyn Williams was the first peer volunteer at Positively Women and Fiona Pettitt is currently a peer volunteer at Positively UK and is a former Trustee at the ICW. They talk about how they felt supported and held at a time where it had been difficult to access groups specific to women living with HIV. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/positivelyuk/message ..read more
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HIV & Prison: Sophie Strachan / Cinzia Milesi
Positively UK LGBT+ Podcast
by Positively UK
1y ago
Cinzia Milesi was one of the first Prison Workers at Positively Women and an instrumental advocate for women in prison and women who use drugs. Sophie Strachan is the CEO of the Sophia Forum and currently sits on the BASHH special interest group for prisons developing quality standards for sexual health in prisons. In this episode, they both share their personal experiences with HIV and Prison and discuss the support they received and still advocate for. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/positivelyuk/message ..read more
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Magazine - Julie Reynolds
Positively UK LGBT+ Podcast
by Positively UK
1y ago
Julie Reynolds was one of  the founders and former editors of Positively Women’s magazine. She currently works in Family Support Management but still is a Peer Mentor with Positively UK and also works with the Bearded&Flushed project. Here, she talks about the reasons why she started the magazine and what it was like for women living with HIV in the early 1990’s. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/positivelyuk/message ..read more
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Navigating Career and Motherhood: Rebecca Mbewe + Angelina Namiba
Positively UK LGBT+ Podcast
by Positively UK
1y ago
Rebecca Mbewe is a peer mentor, speaker and trainer with long standing experience of working within the HIV sector with various organisations. Angelina Namiba has over 24 years’ experience of working in the HIV sector. Among many things, they are co-directors of the 4M Mentor Mothers which is a peer-led programme that trains women living with HIV across the UK as Mentor Mothers. Together, they share their experiences navigating through their careers and raising their children whilst living with HIV. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/positivelyuk/message ..read more
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