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Portrait of Jessica Whitbread

Jessica Whitbread

Jessica Whitbread has been advocating for people living with HIV and those most affected for over 15 years. Jessica’s passion lies in connecting and engaging local grassroots communities with each other and broader social change movements. She does this as an independent consultant working with organizations such as GNP+, ICW and Y+ Global. Her ongoing projects include No Pants No Problem, Tea Time, PosterVIRUS and Love Positive Women. She published Tea Time: Mapping Informal Networks of Women Living with HIV in 2014 and is Co-Editor of The HIV Howler: Transmitting Art and Activism. Regarding the International AIDS Conference, Jessica represented women and girls living with HIV on the Conference Coordinating Committee for AIDS 2016 (Durban), AIDS 2018 (Amsterdam) and AIDS 2020: Virtual. In her role on the IAS Conference Committee, Jessica will be representing GNP+ and ICW jointly.