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Marking Pride Month 2024, these episodes will be released weekly from June 12th, offering listeners profound insights and deeply personal stories from the HIV and AIDS crisis.

These new episodes continue to explore the human experiences and historical impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, through the voices of survivors, activists, medical professionals, and community leaders. Episodes will be released every Wednesday, completing a powerful series of 20 diverse and moving stories. 

Episode Schedule and Highlights:

  • June 12, 2024: Dr. Rupert Whitaker
    Dr. Rupert Whitaker, one of the longest survivors with HIV, co-founded the Terry  Higgins Trust in 1982 (now known as the Terrence Higgins Trust) and has dedicated his life to advocacy in medicine and public health. His episode delves into his personal journey and the ongoing need for community support and medical service reform.
  • June 19, 2024: Andrew Keates
    Andrew Keates, a multi-award-winning theatre director, shares his story of growing up during the Section 28 era, his HIV diagnosis, and his work in raising awareness about HIV through theatre. His narrative highlights the intersection of art and activism.
  • June 26, 2024: David Eason
    David Eason recounts his experiences as a volunteer at the London Lighthouse and the impact of the AIDS pandemic on his life and relationships. His episode is a poignant reflection on loss and resilience.
  • July 03, 2024: Dr. Graeme Moyle
    Dr. Graeme Moyle discusses the evolution of HIV treatment from the late 1980s to the present. As Director of HIV Research at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, he provides a clinician’s perspective on the advancements that have transformed HIV from a fatal diagnosis to a manageable condition.
  • July 10, 2024: Richard Leaf
    Richard Leaf, an actor and writer, shares his experiences witnessing the early days of the AIDS crisis in San Francisco and his subsequent volunteer work at the Mildmay Hospice. His episode offers a unique viewpoint as a straight ally.
  • July 17, 2024: Krishen Samuel
    Krishen Samuel, born in South Africa and diagnosed with HIV in 2009, discusses his journey and the importance of remembering the past to inform the present. Currently pursuing a PhD in Public Health, Krishen’s story bridges the gap between historical and contemporary experiences of HIV.

Introduced by Anita Dobson and voiced by actors Christopher Ashman, Elexi Walker, and Kay Eluvian, the ‘Love, Loss & Life’ podcast series draws from NHST’s extensive archive of filmed interviews, 100 of which are housed at the London Metropolitan Archive. These episodes encapsulate the personal and collective memories of those who lived through the height of the HIV and AIDS epidemic, preserving their stories for future generations.

Podcast Details: ‘Love, Loss & Life’ is available on major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Amazon Music. For more information, visit Love, Loss & Life Podcast.


Your generous support helps us to secure, preserve and protect the stories of the HIV and AIDS pandemic. In doing so, we can ensure the stories continue to be retold to younger generations, including through the arts and education.

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