Has been living with HIV and hepatitis B and C for over 35 years. Has always had a strong interest in social issues, coordinating projects with high risk groups, mainly IDUs. As an HIV activist and member of NPS Italia, network of people living with HIV, has worked for many years as peer counsellor and peer educator in Italian prisons, in projects aimed at encouraging testing/prevention/treatment of HIV/HCV/HBV among prisoners. Has contributed as a community member to the implementation of a Hepatitis C elimination plan in Italy (March 2017) advocating for the HIV/HCV coinfected.
Has been recently elected as a board member of EATG. As an EATG member, has taken a specific interest in the long term health and quality of life of PLHIV, contributing as a steering committee member to the Ageing with HIV project and to the HIV Outcomes Initiative which has recently launched policy recommendations and indicators in the European Parliament for the long term management of HIV focusing on the quality of life of PLHIV.
Is also a member of the EATG’s Hepatitis Advisory Committee (HAC).