The Positive Speakers Bureau Changing Voices videos are compelling and inspirational viewing to more fully understand the realities of living with HIV.
Our speakers are the human face of HIV and help to reduce fear, myths, stigma and discrimination.
Key messages are also delivered on HIV and STIs prevention, education and the promotion of safer sexual behaviours for the people of Victoria.
The Living Positive Victoria Positive Speakers Bureau is run by and for HIV positive people who are highly trained public speakers and presenters.
Speakers develop their presentations in response to each request and are selected to speak in accordance with their subject matter knowledge and experience in particular areas.
All speakers attend formal training workshops and are provided with comprehensive skills development. These areas of training include:
Our speaker’s primary aim is to talk about their personal experiences of living with HIV. However topics such as discrimination, homophobia, sexuality, social justice and equity of healthcare access are common discussion areas.
The Positive Speakers Bureau staff are funded by the Victorian Government.
The Speakers Bureau is reliant upon the fees charged to provide training and pay for the speakers’ presentations.
Unrestricted educational grants are received from HIV pharmaceutical companies to support the speakers’ presentations where schools and NGO’s are unable afford the fee and for the speakers’ professional development.