Panel: NO ACCESS: Young, Black and Positive

Sat Nov 18, 14:45

Panel, Hackney Showroom, Free

Partnering with BlackOut UK, PrEPster and The Love Bank to discuss the impact of healthcare inequality in London, the question of who gets to be on PrEP and what YOU can do to topple these institutional barriers.


with a screening of short documentary:
No Access: Young, Black, and Positive
dir. Adri Murguia / USA 2016 / 24'

Here in the UK there has been some good news in these dark days: Public Health England has announced a 21% decline in HIV in the UK. Accredited to good prevention campaigning, the increased prevalence of PrEP, testing and treatment, all thanks to the NHS. But although there are optimistic statistics, black gay men and trans people of colour continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV in the UK and around the globe.

In NO ACCESS: YOUNG, BLACK AND POSITIVE we visit Jackson, Mississippi, where up to 40% of black MSM are HIV positive and explore how racism, poverty and inequality contribute to these shocking statistics. In a country whose government believes healthcare is not a right, we see that prevention, treatment and support is far from God-given.

Panellists: Ramses Underhill-Smith, MD of Alternative Care Services; Anthony Hunte, Programme and Volunteer Manager, Spectra; Phil Samba, Writer and Activist.

Chaired by Marc Thompson of BlackOut UK.

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