Produced by Positive Women Victoria, Our Stories: Ending HIV Stigma, is a new podcast about women, by women living with HIV in Australia to challenge the myths and stereotypes that feed HIV stigma and the Women and HIV Media Guide provides information that enables accurate and sensitive reporting of stories about women living with HIV.
Our Stories: Ending HIV Stigma is a new podcast where women living with HIV share stories of achieving their life goals, navigating sex and relationships, pregnancy and motherhood in this new era of U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable).
The first three episodes feature:
Charlotte shares her story as a young woman on a trip to Bali, life suddenly spiralled out of control. Later diagnosed with HIV, Charlotte overcame addiction and now has three beautiful children, all born free of HIV.
Brittney contracted HIV during surgery as a child and is now a mum herself. She tells how HIV never held her back.
Batsirai begins her story in Africa and continues in Australia. This revealing story highlights the importance of public discussion of HIV to encourage awareness, testing, and challenge the myths, that underpin HIV stigma.
Our Stories: Ending HIV Stigma is an initiative of Positive Women Victoria, Australia’s only community-based HIV organisation funded to provide peer support, information and advocacy specifically for women living with HIV. This project has been supported by an unrestricted grant from Gilead Sciences Pty Ltd.
Listen at Positive Women Victoria or wherever you download your podcasts. New episodes available fortnightly.
Positive Women Victoria also encourages you to read the recently published Women and HIV Media Guide, which provides information that enables accurate and sensitive reporting of stories about women living with HIV. Journalists, researchers and other people who may be asking women with HIV to tell their personal stories are encouraged to read this guide and use the facts in the guide to challenge outdated myths and help all people with HIV live free of the burden of stigma, judgment and discrimination.