The Positive Speakers Bureau (PSB) is a program of Positive Life NSW which offers a range of trained, passionate and committed members of the community who are living with HIV. They share their personal stories and educate the wider community by delivering key prevention, education, harm reduction and safer sex messages woven into each speaker's story. The Bureau offers your agency, school, organisation or group the opportunity to hear the first-hand experiences of people with HIV.
"I have been learning about HIV and I thought I knew a lot but when I heard you speaking, I was able to live it and feel what must be like to live with HIV. You gave us more than we asked for." - Support Worker 2016
Our speakers aim to
- put a human face to HIV,
- dispel myths about HIV,
- encourage a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with HIV today, and
- counter ignorance, fear, stigma and discrimination of people with HIV by representing themselves as they are.
We launched the Positive Speakers' Bureau (PSB) on World Aids Day, 1 December 1994, and the program is still running strong today.