UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB)

John Jacquiss

An HIV Activist with a passion for helping and supporting people with their personal mental and physical health and wellbeing, seeking to find ways to empower the next Chapter in Health Condition self-management.  Active supporter of up-to-date education, around HIV and sexual health.

HIV as a Health Condition is a special personal passion for me and key driver for my journey. As an Expert Patient and someone living with HIV I have learnt to embrace my own health and wellbeing and focus on building strong relationships with the really great Healthcare Specialists, who play a key role in helping me keep fit and well.

As BHIVA Community Trustee I am also a member of the steering group of the UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB). I am a Positive Voices Speaker with Terrence Higgins Trust, which now extends to Schools, Universities, Major Corporates and Healthcare environments. I am active in the ongoing UKHSA national study of people living with HIV the results, videos, stories and stats can be found at .

Community Representative on the London Fast Track Cities – Vision for HIV care Community Group. Member of the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Coalition for Living Well with HIV, focused on understanding and supporting the mental health challenges experienced when living with HIV. Patient Safety Partner for University Hospital Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Member and Patient representative for Brighton (Lawson Unit) on the Sussex HIV network.

Community Member representative on the NICHE Program Steering Committee. Previously sole lay representative on a National Hepatology Study, providing input and understanding from the patient perspective, to support and ensure compliance and success of the study.

I’m an experienced Managing Director, Consultant and Motivational Coach and have developed an understanding of the behavioural science aspects of business, with a demonstrated history of working in the Health, Wellbeing, Fitness and, Healthcare Sector. I’ve also worked in the finance and banking sectors.

My other passions are keeping fit, skiing, travelling, embracing and experiencing different cultures.