Andrew tells the tale of the search for his birth mother while juggling the effects of HIV, the demands of drug trials and the perils of microfiche.
Andrew has had a long career in social work and pursuing social justice. For eight years, he headed up the first cross London program to support people living with HIV to go back to work, coordinating the support provided by multiple HIV organisations. Once that program wound down, he moved on to set up a London-wide disabled peoples’ peak organisation called ‘Inclusion London’ advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. Since returning to Australia in 2011, and until recently, he worked with the National LGBTI Health Alliance where amongst many other things he produced three highly acclaimed Health in Difference conferences. Andrew now enjoys a quieter life spending more time with his partner and much loved schnauzer, Fritz.