This week Cal shares some of the recent conversation he had with five living legends involved in the early response to HIV and AIDS. As five women, the panel shares their perspectives on being involved in an epidemic that was largely impacting gay men and other men who have sex with men here in Australia.

During this episode, Cal talks to:

  • Auntie Bev Greet – founder of Positive Women Victoria and longstanding advocate for women living with HIV
  • Maureen O’Brien – the first Community Health Nurse at the Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre (now Thorne Harbour Health’s Centre Clinic)
  • Sue Stone – former counsellor and social worker at Fairfield Hospital, the Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre, and the Alfred Hospital
  • Liz Crock – Nurse Practitioner working in HIV for over 30 years at Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital, the Alfred Hospital, and the Royal District Nursing Service (now Bolton Clarke)
  • Dr Edwina Wright – infectious diseases physician specialising in HIV clinical care and research for over 35 years

The discussion in the episode comes from the recent online event “Women in the Early Response to HIV” hosted by Thorne Harbour Health on Tuesday 11 May.  The full video is free to stream online at: https://youtu.be/GK1kE55i6mo