Enhancing the health and social wellbeing of children and young people living with HIV

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Positively Spoken is an oral history project collecting the life stories of people who were born with and grew up living with HIV in the UK.

Since the late 1980’s, sound recordings telling the unique stories of people living with HIV have been collected at the British Library Sound Archive. Young people who have grown up with HIV have insightful and important stories to tell, but these stories have not yet been collected.

How it works

Positively Spoken will provide a safe space for people who have grown up living with HIV to share their stories, so that they can be archived in the British Library and included in the social history of HIV in the UK.

Young peer researchers are on the project team and will be conducting some of the interviews.

Participants can choose to keep some or all of their story hidden for up to 100 years.  

Anyone aged 16 or older who has grown up living with HIV is invited to take part. Find out more about what is involved in taking part, at the Get Involved link below and follow us on Instagram for updates on the project. 

With thanks to:

Positively Spoken is made possible with the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The project is run in partnership with the British Library.