My name is Paul Thorn. I'm an activist, author and broadcaster. I've been HIV-positive for over 30 years, since I was 17 years old, and I'm a Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) survivor. I spent three months in negative pressure isolation in 1995. Both my experiences of HIV and MDR-TB have influenced my work over the past three decades.
Today, as well as writing books, I'm Head of Secretariat at TBpeople (Global), a network of TB activists based in 41 countries around the world. I love radio and I'm regularly a guest on BBC Radio Sussex where I review the day’s newspapers.
My proudest achievements are being instrumental in the United States revoking the ban on HIV-positive people entering the country; my nomination by Stonewall as Journalist of Year 2014; and my book Diary of a Modern Consumptive being accepted into the holdings of the Robert Koch Institute Library, Berlin.
If you want to learn more about my story please click here for a You Tube video.
You can also find out more about my books by clicking on the covers below.