Olivia G. Ford

Olivia G. Ford

Olivia Ford is a contributing editor for and, as well as a full-time freelance editor and writer based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Olivia began her engagement with HIV-related media at She was a proud full-time staff member from late 2007 through early 2014, starting her tenure as a proofreader/copyeditor and ending as the site's executive editor.

Olivia went on to serve as communications director at Positive Women's Network - USA, a national advocacy network of women living with HIV, with which she still regularly collaborates and volunteers. In 2015, Olivia was part of the inaugural cohort of the Rockwood Leadership Institute's Fellowship for Racial and Gender Justice Leaders in the HIV Movement.

Currently a full-time freelance editor and writer, Olivia has consulted with organizations and programs such as Echoing Ida, InPartnership Consulting, the Women's Foundation of California and The Well Project. In addition to, her work has appeared in Black AIDS Weekly, Positively Aware and POZ, among other outlets. A trained birth doula and native Brooklynite, she has been based in New Orleans, Louisiana, since June 2015.


Within the past year, Olivia Ford has had some form of official relationship with each of the following groups/organizations that have a stake in the fight against HIV. These disclosures were last updated on March 2, 2017.

Editorial Contributor/Consultant Roles

  • Black AIDS Weekly
  • HIV Justice Network
  • International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
  • Positively Aware
  • POZ
  • Remedy Health Media (
  • Ribbon Consulting Group
  • Sero Project
  • The Well Project

Volunteer Roles

  • HIV Is Not a Crime National Training Academy: conference planner, presenter
  • Louisiana Anti-Criminalization Movement
  • Michael Johnson Legal Defense Fund
  • New Orleans Week of HIV/AIDS Awareness: social marketing committee
  • Positive Living Conference: conference presenter
  • SPEAK UP! National Leadership Summit for Women Living With HIV: conference presenter, volunteer

Articles by Olivia G. Ford


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Conversations With Federal HIV Leaders From the 2017 U.S. Conference on AIDS