I am a Ugandan born British citizen working with Positive East as HIV Prevention and Testing Coordinator. I work with communities to promote HIV prevention and encourage community involvement in HIV health promotion. I promote HIV and STI testing as well as coordinate outreach activities.
I have worked in the HIV sector since 1991 and I am one of the founders of the “African Community Involvement Association”, ACIA in 1994 an organisation that pioneered in running support group meetings for the African communities affected by HIV in South London. I have worked for several HIV charities including, Uganda Action AIDS Fund (UAAF), African Community Involvement Association (ACIA), Blackliners, Community Health African Trust (CHAT), Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) and Positive East.
To cement my experience and skills, I did a course in Health Studies at St. George’s Hospital Medical School and HIV Health Promotion at Thames Valley University (University of West London).
In the 30 years of working in the sector, I have developed and managed 7 HIV support, prevention, care, and testing projects in addition to 1 Stop TB project for the migrant communities in the London Borough of Brent.
Currently I’m working on the HIV and Christianity project with Positive East HIV Prevention. This project is aimed at involving faith leaders and people of faith in HIV prevention and promoting HIV testing, destigmatising HIV, and developing resources for use with the faith groups. We hope this project will support the efforts to achieve the 2030 target of ending HIV transmission.