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Katerina Tarli Bio

Katerina Tarli

Retired, Author

Katerina Tarli was born in Athens, Greece on October 15, 1959. 

She studied drama at Greece’s National Theater School and the National Odeon. She has worked as an actor, director, and translator, and has published poetry collections and a novel. She is a mother of two, and found out she was HIV+ after her third child became ill and died in the US in 1987. She never became ill and came out publicly as HIV positive in 2021, during an event marking World Aids Day.

It was a life of punishment, struggle, and loneliness, interminable loneliness. I hadn’t even told my mother I had tested HIV positive.