Category Archives: Steering Group

Paul Clift

I was diagnosed in 1988 while living in Brighton; within a year I had also become carer for my HIV-positive partner. After his death I became Chair of Brighton Body Positive, and became increasingly involved across the HIV sector in Brighton. I became the Patients Representative at the Lawson Unit in Brighton in 2000 where, […]

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Silvia Petretti

Silvia Petretti is a woman living with HIV and advocate for the human rights of people living with HIV. She was diagnosed in 1997.  Since 2005 Silvia has been openly living with HIV because she believes it is a powerful tool to challenge the stigma and prejudices directed towards women living with HIV. Silvia is coordinator […]

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Johnson Mwangi

I was diagnosed with HIV in 2013. I have lived in UK since 1998. I have had a lot of work experience and education in UK. The most interesting sector was health and social care especially when I worked in Harrow at a mental health service. l stopped working with health care services and launched […]

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Garry Brough

Garry is a member of the UK-CAB Steering Group. He was diagnosed in 1991 at the age of 23. After starting treatment in 1997 and slowly recovering his health, he started volunteering and working in HIV support. He co-founded the Bloomsbury Patients Network in 1999. Garry has worked on the YMCA Positive Health Programme, as […]

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Fernando Monteiro

I was diagnosed in 1990 and ever since have been involved with community activism, first in Portugal then in the UK. I currently work as Peer Support Volunteer at the Kobler Clinic and a Volunteer Welfare Advisor with Positively UK. Part of my work is advocating on behalf of people living with HIV and trying […]

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Virginia Cucchi

I am a Horticulturalist and Garden Designer. I was diagnosed with HIV in 1997. I have a “possible to do” attitude. I am very good at networking. I would like more interaction with other HIV activist networks. I speak five languages. My family had a chemist shop and I grew up in it in Argentina. […]

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Jo Josh

Since HIV diagnosis in 2008, and subsequent mobility issues, Jo has used her communications skills to support voluntary sector projects, mainly in the HIV and mental health sectors. As a member of the steering group of UK-CAB, she helps to connect 790+ individual members and over 120 organisations. She also provides communications support to Body & […]

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Jane Shepherd

 Jane was diagnosed with HIV in 1990 and after an initial burst of activism, followed a career in graphic design and lecturing in Zimbabwe. She has an MA in design leadership and since 2006 has run her own design consultancy for clients working in women’s rights, SRHR, and HIV. She is a service user rep. […]

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