Disproportionate Impact on Latinx LGBTQ+ Men’s Access to Preventive Care and HIV Treatment

Marc Meachem, Head of External Affairs U.S. at ViiV Healthcare, discusses a recent report released by ViiV Healthcare called “Tal Como Soy/Here as I Am” which analyzed multiple factors that contribute to the disproportionate impact on Latinx LGBTQ+ men’s ability to access preventive care and HIV treatment.  He talks about how this report and learned insights can help healthcare professionals improve care and access. 

With more than two decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Meachem has held leadership roles in various therapeutic areas across commercial development, marketing, and communications. He earned a B.A. in French language and literature and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. As head of External Affairs US at ViiV Healthcare, Mr. Meachem directs all U.S. external public affairs activities. He is committed to grounding the work in deep insights based on the lives of people living with and affected by HIV. He has designed and launched initiatives to address the unmet needs of disproportionately affected populations, including ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action Southern Initiative, Positive Action for Women, the ACCELERATE! Initiative, and the Youth Scholars Program with NMAC. Mr. Meachem has received a number of accolades from the community including a “Heroes in the Struggle Award” by the Black AIDS Institute, the Angel Award from Gay Men of African Descent, Inc., and a Corporate Leader Award from Iris House.

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