Peo was a pioneer in the work for people living with hiv. An advocate and spokesperson, often seen in media and on tv. For many people, Peo gave a memorable impression and mark. Despite becoming sick, he continued his work to give hiv and aids a face, and help others in need. He agreed to tests and experimental treatments when queried by the doctors, in the spirit to find some form of treatment for the virus.
For us its important for the legacy of Peo to contine to live on. His memorial stipend has been awarded to one or two persons living with hiv and working to improve the conditions for people living with hiv every year since 1996.
We hope that Peos Stipend will continue to inspire and incentivize people to improve the lifes of people living with hiv, and also serve as reminder of Peo and his fighting spirit.
Peos mother Ingrid whom created the stipend, left us in 2015, the story about Peo and her thoughts on his life can be found in the book Hivernation from 2012.