Sophie Dilmitis

Sophie Dilmitis is the sexual and reproductive rights and HIV coordinator of the World YWCA based in Geneva. Sophie founded the Choose Life Trust in Zimbabwe and worked comprehensively with over 7000 pupils in 30 schools over a five-year period. Sophie facilitated presentations on all aspects relating to HIV, positive living and workshops to private, community and government sectors locally and internationally. Sophie has also worked with positive young on issues around stigma and discrimination, disclosure, self-empowerment and capacity building. In 2003 Sophie ran a weekly column called Factor Positive, on issues related to HIV and AIDS to fuel public discussion for the Sunday Mirror, Harare, for which she won the Auxillia Chimusoro Award for excellence in media reporting. Sophie has been HIV positive for 16 years.

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