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 listen my most recent appearance on BBC Radio Sussex, click here.
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.