HIV Conversations @the MediCinema
Thursday 12th July, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 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 usually take place on first Wednesday of each month.
Phillip Antony Dzwonkewicz
Phillip Antony Dzwonkewicz, Is 36 and he has been positive for 11 years now.
He is an office manger by day and performer by night.
Phillip was crowned Mr Gay England in June 2018 and he is heading to compete in Mr Gay Europe in August.
His campaign is simple: HIV Doesn’t Define You!
Phillip says “I am hoping that by being visible and present on social media, and using Mr Gay England and Mr Gay Europe as a platform, to open up a dialogue of the reality of living with HIV in 2018 and smashing that 80s imagery for good. They need to know they know one of us”
The conversation with Phillip on YouTube: Phil Dzwonkiewicz, Mr Gay England 2018, is using his platform for a campaign to combat stigma in ‘HIV Doesn’t Define You’. In this short video series ‘Busting HIV Stigma With Mr Gay England’ he talks to 56 Dean Street about being diagnosed with HIV, some of the complexities of living with HIV, and rediscovering self-worth.
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.