Adrienne Seed

Adrienne Seed is an artist, writer, blogger and HIV activist and campaigner who is available for motivational, inspirational or keynote speaking.  The combination of her visual presentation style, charismatic storytelling and sense of humour have inspired audiences all over, leading to feedback such as:
  • “One of the most amazing presentations in my life that I’ve ever seen”
  • “Amazing story and artist addressing stigma around HIV”


Adrienne discovered she was HIV positive in 2002. After the initial shock of diagnosis, she decided to highlight the ‘hidden demographic’ and raise awareness. She has become a successful public speaker, speaking at a number of medical conferences as well as on national U.K. TV and radio.  She has also published her autobiography and writes a regular humorous blog:


  • WAVE Women Against Viruses in Europe – Steering committee member
  • Chair Thrivine HIV support group
  • Lancashire Voice – community resource and voice for the HIV community in Lancashire
  • Regional coordinator POZ – FEM UK
  • Member of ICW International Community of women living with HIV AIDS
  • Sophia Forum – raising the profile of women living with HIV

Keynote Speaker Presentations - Media Events - Awards


  • EACS 15th European AIDS Conference Barcelona Spain – Speaker and ‘Storyboard’ project coordinator for WAVE Women Against Viruses in Europe
  • AIDS since the 80s – filmed interview, Two Point Zero, London


  • HIV Awareness Event, Renaissance, Healthier Living, Blackpool Lancashire – Keynote Speaker presentation ‘Late Diagnosis’
  • 16th International Conference of National HIV Nurses Association, City Hall, Cardiff – Keynote Speaker ‘Late Diagnosis’
  • BHIVA Five Nations Conference,  London – Janssen sponsored Keynote Speaker and exhibitor ‘HIV in Art’


  • 18th International Conference of Cytology ‘A bridge between two views’ Art Exhibition, Palais Des Congres, Paris
  • Soroptimist Society, Clitheroe, Keynote speaker ‘Women’s health’


  • BHIVA 18th Annual Conference Manchester, speaker ‘Community Representative for Standards of Care’


  • Gilead Putting Patients First Campaign, DVD photo shoot booklets focusing on treatment experiences
  • She Programme, Salamander Trust, film and photo shoot, resources for women living with HIV


  • Inter Faith Association, Edinburgh – Keynote Speaker ‘Taking the T out of Stigma’
  • Gilead Putting Patients 1st Award for England Northern Ireland (as chairman of Thrivine)
  • NHS Dragon’s Apprentice – Award for production Positive Picture film and art project
  • CVS Community award nomination for Thrivine
  • BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour – radio interview
  • ITV News at Ten – filmed interview ‘Ageing with HIV’
  • BBC Radio Lancashire, Blackburn – Radio Interview


  • ITV This Morning, Granada Studios, London – Television Interview ‘Living with HIV’
  • Manchester College, Lancashire – Positive Speaker
  • Blackburn Cathedral, Lancashire, World AIDS Day Vigil – speaker
  • Preston Flag Market, Lancashire – Speaker ‘Celebrating Life with HIV’
  • BBC Radio Lancs, Blackburn – Radio Interview


  • XV11 World AIDS Conference, Mexico – Patient Representative