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Paul Woodward

Paul Woodward

  Primary Statement Being HIV+ taught me not to take life for granted Secondary I think its important to make a difference – HIV challenges me in this respect, either I could get terribly depressed about having it or it could galvanize me into action and to lead...
Meg Warner

Meg Warner

  I have been HIV+ for eleven years.  I don’t really fit any of the usual stereotypes of HIV+ people.  I am a straight, 46 year-old, female academic who enjoys church music and films and only does prescription drugs. I work as a lecturer in Biblical Studies at...
Max Niggl

Max Niggl

  Max has worked as Living Positive Victoria’s Positive Speakers Bureau Coordinator since 1999. He is constantly inspired by the HIV speakers he work with and believes there must be an ongoing community discussion about HIV. Max has presented at local, national...
John Manwaring

John Manwaring

  When I came out at 19, HIV seemed like a crisis like since past. I never seriously thought it would affect me. When I was diagnosed HIV-positive three years later, I realised that HIV could still affect me. I’ve been fortunate enough not to have it affect my...
Peter Davis

Peter Davis

  Peter caught HIV in 1985 at the age of 18 in Melbourne after just two sexual risk exposures: unprotected sex once with a man and also once with a woman. Is his 30th anniversary since that infection something that he will celebrate? Peter works as a documentary...
Sebastian Aristos

Sebastian Aristos

  My name is Sebastian Aristos. I am a 48 year old HIV positive gay man. I am working part-time for Telstra and studying a Graduate Diploma of Counselling part-time too. I live with my partner in St Kilda. I have had some experience of public speaking as I have...