Ant - Community Engagement
1. Could you introduce yourself and say a little about your background.
I’m Ant (he/him), and I am an online and TV presenter with a passion for journalism and creating programmes for younger audiences. I’ve previously worked at Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Holidays and in Production Management for the BBC’s The One Show, helping to deliver outstanding and distinctive content. In addition, I’ve had varied TV production jobs, including for ITV and I produced and presented my own web show “TurnOver TV” for Pinewood Studios TV Training Academy. Through the years, I have developed key skills from researching, writing, casting talent, producing to presenting and demonstrated a strong ability to create content from the brainstorming for original ideas to the finished programme. My aspirations are to produce and present a variety of captivating shows for younger audiences and to open The United Kingdom’s first all-inclusive Caribbean restaurant & sports bar based in Brixton. I’m also currently learning Spanish in my spare time.
2. What do you do for work and what skills are you bringing to Preptrack?
My day job is an Assistant Practitioner at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital providing sexual health testing, diagnosis, treatment and person-centred care. I’m working with Preptrack to help spread the word about PrEP and Preptrack to healthcare professionals and to build our connections with healthcare organisations across the UK.
3. When did you first hear about Preptrack and why did you decide to get involved?
I heard about Preptrack from a nurse at work and I wanted to help bring awareness of the app to because I believe that it can contribute to achieving the goal set by the Government to eliminate HIV transmission in England by 2030, with an interim target of an 80% reduction in transmission by 2025.