Hello, and welcome to our corner of the AffinOT website.
Inspired by BAMEOTUK, we launched our network on 14th June 2021. We are here for anyone in the occupational therapy community who wants to connect, share, learn and celebrate all things LGBTQIA+.
Want to know more?
- Follow us on Twitter
- Come along to one of our events (info below)
- Check out our LGBTQIA+OT Media Collection
Next ‘Connect’ event: Monday 25th October, 7pm on Zoom
To join, please contact us by e-mail or sign up to our mailing list.
Andrew is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist living and working in London. He is originally from the North East of England, where he was diagnosed with HIV in 2015, at the age of 21. Since receiving his diagnosis, Andrew has campaigned extensively to improve the lives of those living with HIV. Andrew aims to use his story as a way of educating others on the reality of living with HIV in 2021, and end stigma once and for all.
Andrew will discuss the impact that living with HIV has on a person’s occupational identity, and give insight into how to provide inclusive occupational therapy services for people living with HIV.
Andrew will provide an overview of current statistics, research and disease trajectory before discussing the experience of living with HIV today. He will cover Undetectable = Untransmissable (how a person living with HIV with an undetectable viral load doesn’t transmit HIV to their partners), and the impact of societal stigma. Andrew will also discuss the future and what occupational therapists can do going forward.
View our past ‘Learn’ events here.