In an interview with Olympian Ji Wallace, scheduled to air this Sunday on Australia’s only GLBTI radio station JOY 94.9, presenter Avi Miller will, for the first time, publicly reveal his own HIV positive status.
From left to right pictured above: Brent Allan, Ji Wallace, Dean Beck and Avi Miller.
Inspired by the recently announced ENUF campaign, Miller felt compelled to add his voice to the growing number of individuals prepared to speak out against HIV stigma.
The ENUF campaign aims to encourage all people, regardless of their HIV status, to have the courage and skills to identify and refuse to tolerate the manifestations of HIV stigma, which include resistance to HIV testing and repressing HIV disclosure – adversely affecting the health and well-being of those living with HIV.
At its core is the 10X10 ENUF Manifesto, stating 10 Declarations and 10 Commitments – to find out more and sign the ENUF IS ENUF pledge click here.
Tuesday evening at the Annual General Meeting of People Living With HIV/AIDS Victoria, the membership endorsed a new name for the organisation, now known as Living Positive Victoria – check out our article here. During the AGM a new Board of Directors was elected which includes Avi Miller.
Living Positive’s Executive Office Brent Allan is the architect of the ENUF HIV Stigma initiative, a project that has international potential and interest.
Brent Allan, together with ENUF ambassador, Silver Olympic Medallist Ji Wallace, will join Dean Beck and Avi Miller on JOY 94.9’s flagship interview program ‘Word For Word’ this Sunday from 1pm, syndicated nationally via the Community Radio Network, or you can listen live here.
A podcast of the interview will be available immediately following the completion of the program here.
Full coverage of the Living Positive Victoria AGM will air from 12 noon Thursday on Dean Beck’s news program ‘On The Line’ on JOY 94.9 and podcast shortly afterwards.