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HIV Prevention in Britain: beyond the typical PrEP user

Hosted by LSE Festival: Shape the World

Join the conversation: Scholars and community-based charities reflect on HIV transmission rates among ethnic minorities, women and heterosexuals and broadening the reach of preventative measures.

Sabrina Rafael is co-evaluator of the MobPrESH programme at Prepster, which works with self-identifying women around PrEP and sexual health.  Sabrina is also a cofounder of Girlsplained, an online community platform for stigma free health discussions with black and brown girls using social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) methodologies. Sabrina currently is an Analyst at Social Finance working on outcome funds and fund management projects in the education and health. Sabrina speaks Creole and holds a BSc in Biomedical Science and MSc in Public Health & Health Economics from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr Vanessa Apea (@vanessa_apea) is a consultant physician in Genito-urinary and HIV medicine and the clinical lead for Sexual Health at Barts Health NHS Trust. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. Vanessa is passionate about reducing inequalities in healthcare. She has made this a central focus of her clinical work and recently received an NHS 70 Windrush Award for her contribution to improving health equity. She has an established track record of exploring barriers to engagement in care in marginalised populations and has a particular research interest in participatory approaches and translational research. Vanessa is a member of the London Fast-Track Cities Initiative stigma subgroup working to get London to zero HIV stigma. She is also the medical director of NAZ, a charity advocating for high quality sexual health and HIV support services for BAME communities. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians with an MBBS from Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ medical school. She is also a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. 

Dr Timothy Hildebrandt is Associate Professor of Social Policy and Development. His teaching, at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, focuses on social policy and development, non-governmental organisations, and sexuality. Trained as a political scientist, Timothy’s current research program aims to better understand how social policies affect marginalised populations (such as LGBT people) and how social actors (such as NGOs) seek to rectify inequalities in policy processes and outcomes. 

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This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shape the World running from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, with a series of events exploring how social science can make the world a better place. The full programme will be online in January 2020.

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