He has worked for the Terrence Higgins Trust in the UK since 1985 when he started in the postroom, subsequently working his way to become Chief Executive in 1991. He has been a consistent voice in the media coverage of AIDS in all its aspects from health promotion, social care and advocacy to treatment issues.
He is also Chair of Involve, an advisory group promoting public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. He lives in Peckham, London with his partner of 27 years, a counselling psychologist.
In 1999 he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of his contribution to the charitable sector and was appointed a Commissioner of the Commission for Health Improvement. Partridge was knighted in the 2009 New Year Honours.
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