Birgit Leichsenring

Birgit Leichsenring is a microbiologist working since many years in the field of virology, especially with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

As a science communicator in this field of sexual health, she wants to raise awareness towards specific topics and their scientific background.

Nevertheless, she does not define sexual health as a purely biomedical issue, as often the psychosocial context plays a much larger role.

Professionally and privately, she therefore feels particularly located in queer activism.