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February 2021

Normalising HIV testing, treatment and prevention in BAME communities

Community events
Online event
Thursday 11th February, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

About this event

A discussion around normalising HIV - testing, treatment and prevention – in Black African, Black Caribbean and ethnic minority communities.



London is the first city in the world to diagnose, treat and virally suppress 97% of people living with HIV.

However, inequalities persist. The London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham have the highest rates of HIV in England. 8,700 people across the three boroughs have tested positive for HIV. In the London borough of Lewisham, heterosexual contact is the most common exposure type (54%) of those diagnosed with HIV.

To commemorate HIV testing week 2021, Love, Sex, Life, a Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) service committed to reducing sexual health inequalities for Black African, Black Carribbean and other ethnic minority communities in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham is hosting a discussion about normalising HIV.

More about event

Love, Sex, Life will be joined by a panel of fantastic speakers, including Marc Thompson, Director at the Love Tank and founder of PrEPster, an initiative that educates + agitates for PrEP access, Dr Vanessa Apea, a Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine at Barts Health NHS Trust, and Jason Okundaye, a London-based writer, and columnist at Tribune Magazine.

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