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Marc Thompson

2nd August 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Marc Thompson
Marc Thompson
Marc Thompson
An activist, mentor, ‘man-about-town’ and film buff, Marc Thompson has worked in Public Health and been a fierce advocate for social justice for 25 years, with a focus on Black minority and ethnic communities, sexual health and HIV. He is particularly interested in the intersection of race, sexuality and HIV and the impact it has on individuals and society.

Marc has worked and volunteered with various community based organisations including GMFA, Big Up, Living Well and Terrence Higgins Trust.

Marc is currently a coordinator of Project 100, the national peer mentor programme being managed by Positively UK. His role is to manage the national roll out of the programme, which aims to recruit and train people living with HIV to become peer mentors, across the country and to work with providers of services to develop and implement peer mentoring programmes locally.

Marc is also a co-founder of www.prepster.info, a community based intervention that aims to educate and agitate for PrEP access in England and beyond and a co-founder and editor of www.blkoutuk.com a website dedicated to providing a safe space for black gay men to share their narratives and build community.

The conversation with Marc

The full conversation (40 minutes 17 seconds)
[25 MB]

1. Diagnosis (1 minute 53 seconds)< 2. Live fast, die young? (1 minute 15 seconds)

3. Disclosure (1 minute 42 seconds)

4. AIDS and stigma (1 minute 29 seconds)

5. Sex, love and dating (2 minutes 27 seconds)

6. Stopped having sex (1 minute 6 seconds)

7. Antiretrovirals (2 minutes 33 seconds)

8. HIV activism (2 minutes)

9. Self-worth (2 minutes 2 seconds)

10. Important to be around other positive men (1 minute 41 seconds)

11. BME communities (1 minute 32 seconds)

12. Identity (1 minute 38 seconds)

13. Social justice (1 minute 47 seconds)

14. Progression with hope? (1 minute 24 seconds)

15. Black gay men (4 minutes 32 seconds)

16. Representation (1 minute 38 seconds)

17. Prepster (2 minutes 27 seconds)

18. What drives you to still campaign for HIV (1 minute 53 seconds)

19. How do you take care of your self? (2 minutes 42 seconds)


2nd August 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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3rd Floor, Lift Bank C, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road
London, SW10 9NH United Kingdom
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