Led by black women living in the UK, this pivotal book commemorates 40 years of the African community's resilience, strength, and leadership in the HIV response. The work stands as a testament to the often overlooked contribution of Africans living with HIV in the UK, providing a voice and celebration of their journey through this epidemic.
In the UK, despite considerable data on Africans affected by HIV, their lived experiences and contributions remained largely undocumented. Addressing this void, a steering group of African women-recognised HIV activists-sought to capture these essential narratives. Their aim was to compile 40 stories, marking the 40th anniversary of HIV. Through regular meetings and interviews, they gathered personal stories, poetry, and evocative photographs. The resulting book is more than a collection; it's a testament to an often-unseen community's resilience and impact in the HIV journey.
This book offers a rare and intimate perspective into the African community's experiences with HIV in the UK. Purchase a copy to support the voices that have been resilient through time and demand to be heard.