My activist name is Vanessa; I use an activist name as I am not yet open with my status. I am part of the CYC. The CYC is a vibrant and creative group of young people who are keen to get involved in all sorts of projects and campaigns, and get the voices of young people living with HIV heard. Since 2010, the CHIVA Youth Committee (CYC) has been working alongside the CHIVA staff team and Executive Committee to represent the voices of children and young people. The committee has up to 12 members at each time. There is an elected chair and deputy chair; the Committee members are all aged between 12-18 years and all live with HIV and they hold their roles for 2 years. I was elected the youth committee chair between 2016 and 2018.