Emma Cole has been diagnosed HIV positive since 1991 and has chosen to speak publicly about living with HIV for over 25 years.
In that time she has undertaken over 2,500 public speaking engagements to a wide variety of audiences including schools, health service providers, the police, social services, church groups and further education colleges.
She launched her 'Positive Voice' Education and Awareness talks to schools in 2002 and now speaks annually at over 100 schools across the UK.
Emma has appeared in a number of magazine and newspaper articles. She has also participated in programmes for both national and local radio in support of World AIDS Day. In 2001, Emma was one of three women featured in the critically acclaimed BBC documentary 'Positive Women'.
Between 2009-10, Emma worked in conjunction with the Nelson Mandela Foundation's 46664 campaign, writing a regular blog and providing awareness raising talks across the UK. In 2010 she was photographed by Rankin for an international campaign run by the UNAIDS and Body Shop to highlight HIV activists.