With the launch of the Government’s HIV Action Plan, England has set a target to reduce new HIV transmissions by 80% by 2025, and end them by 2030. GPs and primary care professionals play a key role in achieving this ambitious target.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Zero HIV Social Impact Bond (SIB) was a world-first initiative when it launched in 2018, aimed at focusing on bringing individuals with HIV into care across the South London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham.
EJAF, Lambeth Council, The National Lottery Community Fund, ViiV Healthcare, Comic Relief and Big Issue worked in partnership to deliver the SIB with local organisations and health systems, including GP federations.
The Zero HIV SIB operates across three settings: in hospitals, in GP surgeries and in the community.
This new resource outlines practical guidance learned from the SIB, focusing on HIV testing in primary care, and re-engaging people living with HIV who have been lost to follow-up elsewhere in the health system.
The guidance includes:
- Top tips from EJAF’s GP Champions
- Learning from the Zero HIV SIB
- Case study on HIV testing and lost to follow-up interventions
- Practical examples of tools and advice
Read the guidance briefing [PDF].