Abosede Olotu

Global Ambassador

Abosede Olotu is an HIV advocate and activist from Lagos, Nigeria. She was diagnosed with HIV in 2000 and began working with The Well Project in 2011 as a member of our Global Women's Task Force. She also blogs for A Girl Like Me and is the proud mother of three beautiful, HIV-negative children.

Trained as a counselor and a peer educator, Abosede has worked in HIV for more than a decade. During that time, she has provided services for orphans, vulnerable children, women and families. She is especially focused on young women, and believes that empowerment and access to information are the best prevention tools. She has applied her courage and unique spirit to ensure that her fellow treatment activists have access to the most current information and research, as well as the support they need to continue to thrive in such a demanding field. She is dedicated to sharing her experiences with others in an effort to reduce stigma and provide encouragement for HIV-positive women around the world.

Currently, Abosede works as a trained and experienced counselor on HIV/AIDS at the National Call Center in Abjua, a project under the National Agency for the control of AIDS in Nigeria. There she provides her callers with up-to-date information and refers those who choose to know their HIV status to providers, as well as counsels both those who are positive and negative on making an informed decisions about their behaviors. Her role there gives her the opportunity to reach a larger population.

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HIV 102: How HIV Impacts the Immune System, CD4 Cells and Viral Load was the third in our eight-week webinar series that offers women living with HIV capacity building and training on HIV disease and treatment advocacy.

Learn what parents and providers need to know about HIV risk factors specific to teens and the importance of talking to your teen about HIV.

Aprender los mitos más comunes - y las realidades - sobre el VIH: tratamiento, pruebas, transmisión y más.