ClinQ are proud to announce that Juno Roche, Transgender Activist and HIV campaigner is to become our patron.
Juno describes herself as a ‘long term thriver’ with HIV having contracted it back in the early 90’s when the outlook was still seen as incredibly bleak. She is very aware of the issues that trans people face in terms of their medical care, support and targeted care.
Juno recently stated; “For far too long trans people have been ignored by the healthcare systems and have far too often faced ignorance and prejudice from doctors and healthcare workers in the sexual health field, this leaves an already vulnerable group more isolated. Isolated people often seek comfort in risky behaviour, I know I did.”
Juno will use her platform to raise the public profile of ClinQ and to help to increase its availability and remit.
She said about ClinQ; “I have longed to have my healthcare within a safe, supportive space and have often feared for younger trans people growing up without this service. ClinQ provides this brilliantly, in a central, easily accessible location with a great team of experienced health workers who understand the concerns trans people face at all points and times of their lives and journeys. But ClinQ currently has a very limited service at present which needs expanding, not only in terms of time but also reach, I fully intend to do whatever I can do to help to make this a reality.”
We look forwards to working with Juno in building this future vision.