HIV Conversations @the MediCinema
Wednesday 2nd May, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
HIV Conversations is a new initiative at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where each month, a different speaker explores different aspects of living with HIV, such as diagnosis, fighting stigma, love, dating and sex. Staged in the hospital’s state-of-the-art MediCinema, which the public are invited to attend. The HIV Conversations take place on first Wednesday of each month.
Since the 80s in HIV/AIDS and gay men’s health, Patriic is an accomplished trainer, educator and outreach worker, and continues to innovate tools with which to engage and support gay men and MSM in their health. Dragged kicking and screaming from retirement, Patriic co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Collective in 2010 where he volunteers and over caffeineates. More recently, he co-devised and piloted an ‘Introduction to Chemsex’ training day which includes guidance on how drug services can be more inclusive of the LGBT+ community; and has produced a series of self-help films on drugs and the law for Release. This acerbic bear of a man is as charming as he is curmudgeonly with an inciteful perspective of gay men’s health and an unwavering ability to connect gay men with their health issues.
Sound recordings of the previous conversations are archived online.
The colourful MediCinema is on the 3rd floor (Lift Bank C) and has capacity for 40 seats, 6 wheelchairs and 4 beds, which as well as providing conference facilities, enables patients to enjoy time away from wards.