About us

Who we are

A collaborative of reproductive and sexual health activists and experts, focused on changing the story of HIV for Black communities on a global scale.

The Global HIV Collaborative was formed in 2021 by NAZ, with the specific aim of improving HIV-related health outcomes for Black communities on an international scale. By bringing together voices at every level, from community programmes and faith leaders, researchers and scientists, policy-makers to business leaders, it’s our aim to create a shared pool of knowledge that benefits us all — and then using that knowledge to make real changes.

Better healthcare programmes, better treatment, better policy.

Meet the collaborative

Doreen Moraa MorachaInfluencer

Doreen is the founder of I AM A BEAUTIFUL STORY, an initiative aimed at changing the narrative of people living with HIV in all their diversity.She is a champion for living life beyond a HIV diagnosis and hopes to see a stigma free world.

Susan ColeAidsmap

Susan is an award-winning HIV activist, broadcaster, writer and public speaker, advocating for people living with HIV for two decades. She leads the community engagement and broadcasting activities for the HIV information charity NAM aidsmap

Dr Vanessa ApeaBarts Health NHS Trust

Vanessa is a Consultant Physician in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine at Barts Health NHS Trust and on NAZ’s medical board. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of London and a Fulbright Scholar, as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and founder of the Standard Health Group which works in the UK and Ghana.

Parminder SekhonNAZ

With over 20 years of experience in the sexual health and HIV sector, Parminder is the CEO of NAZ. She is a longstanding LGBTQ activist with extensive experience in raising the profile of the Queer community through the medium of photography.

Gracie CartierInfluencer

Gracie Cartier aka Madame Jeuge is a Black Trans activist, recently opening up about being HIV positive for almost 18 years. She is the presenter of her new show “Transcend” which focuses on honest conversations around HIV stigma, mental health, wellness and healthcare disparities that not only affect Black Trans and HIV communities, but all people focused on creating an equitable and inclusive world.

Emma SuttonNAZ

Emma is the policy advisor at NAZ; having previously worked at Age UK and United Response. Her campaigning and advocacy work ranges across prisoner rights, democratic engagement and improving outcomes for marginalised communities.


Dr. Nelson is the Independence Foundation Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Global Affairs & Planetary Health at the Yale School of Nursing. He leads research to reduce HIV inequities in African and African diaspora communities.

Dázon Dixon DialloSister Love, Inc

Dázon Dixon Diallo is founder and president of SisterLove, Inc, a recognized visionary and advocate in the struggle for sexual and reproductive justice, and the fight against HIV with, and on behalf of, communities of womxn and girls living with HIV and those affected by HIV and STIs transmission.

Jide MacaulayHouse of Rainbow

Reverend Jide Macaulay is the Founder and CEO of House Of Rainbow CIC. Openly gay British-Nigerian born in London, a Christian minister since 1998. As an inspirational speaker and HIV Positive Activist, Jide focuses his ministry on inclusion and reconciliation of sexuality, spirituality and human rights.

Walter JaokoUniversity of Nairobi

Professor Walter Jaoko is a Professor of medical microbiology and tropical medicine, Director of KAVI and former Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology at University of Nairobi. He is a sector leader with over 30 years’ experience in teaching and research and has a keen interest in health research ethics.

Mac Darling CobbinaCEPEHRG

Mac Darling has four decades of experience in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) interventions targeting LGBTIQ persons in Ghana and has earned Red Ribbon Award in Mexico from UNAIDS.

Earl FowlkesCentre for Black Equity

Earl Fowlkes serves as the President/CEO of the Center for Black Equity, Inc. Formerly the International Federation of Black Pride -IFBP, founded in 1999 as a coalition of organizers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and South Africa formed to promote a multinational network of Black LGBTQ Pride and community-based organizations. Earl has worked on health, political and LGBTQ issues in many communities for nearly thirty years.

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