UK oral history project for young people who were born with HIV
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base
Some of the most important and moving HIV history projects include those that support people to record their experiences of living with HIV.
On 1 December 2021, the Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA) are launching a new project called Positively Spoken. This will offer this opportunity to young people who were born with HIV.
The project is being led by young adults living with HIV and will run for two years. It will also involve trained interviewers to help record these stories.
Participants need to be aged 16 or over. They can choose to keep some parts or the whole of their story hidden for up to 100 years. This lets people decide which parts of their story can be shared at different times, when they are ready.
The project is part of the British Library Sound Archive which has recorded stories of adults living with HIV since the late 1980’s.