Charity Nyirenda

Charity Nyirenda is one of the UK’s leading HIV awareness campaigners, using her own experience of living with HIV for 18 years to promote better understanding of HIV. She has volunteered and worked alongside many organisations in the HIV sector including Positively UK, Embrace UK, NAZ Project, National AIDS Trust and Terrence Higgins Trust (THT). She has been the face of THT's ‘Can’t Pass It On’ campaign for several years, educating people that those on successful treatment can’t pass HIV on to their sexual partners. In 2019, Charity won the Islington Volunteer of the Year award for her support work for women living with HIV and her courage for being the face of several stigma campaigns. In 2021 she was nominated to receive a Points of Light award. She devotes her time to being a dedicated activist for migrant women living with HIV and continues to fight against stigma.