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Olwen Williams: Eradicating the stigma

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 13 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2222
Duncan Smith


Olwen Williams, 59, is president of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV and a consultant in genitourinary/HIV medicine at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in north Wales. A noted networker and advocate, she is as media savvy as her role demands, communicating the message in Welsh if necessary, since she grew up speaking the language. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Wales and has made four health related television documentaries. She qualified at Liverpool in 1983 and has been heavily involved in the Royal College of Physicians’ Future Hospital Programme, leading the development site at Betsi Cadwaladr.

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