Together with European Testing Week, HIV Prevention England is hosting a webinar on Monday 23 November 2020 looking at testing vulnerable populations during the pandemic.
This interactive session will provide a brief overview of how providers have addressed the challenges and maximised opportunities during lockdown and other COVID-19- restricted contexts to continue to reach particularly vulnerable populations to provide testing for Blood-Borne Viruses, including HIV and Hepatitis.
HIV Prevention England and NAT (National AIDS Trust) invite you to join us for this online event exploring how to deliver safe and effective community HIV testing in the current context of COVID-19, and launching NAT’s two new toolkits, created to support the effective design and evaluation of community HIV testing.
Community-based HIV testing is a valuable contributor to the effort to end HIV transmissions in England. By drawing on the best practice of current community testing providers, these toolkits explore the key questions to consider when designing and delivering community testing interventions in England. They also support stronger evaluation of interventions to ensure that lessons are learned and national understanding of community testing is improved.
This event is intended for:
Providers and commissioners of community testing.
Community organisations interested in setting up testing interventions.
Wider colleagues in sexual and public health.
NAT’s community testing project was funded through the Public Health England Innovation Fund and some of the content of the toolkits is specific to England. However, the toolkits and discussion will still be likely to have relevance in other parts of the UK.
HIV Prevention England and a wider Advisory Group have supported NAT throughout the project.
HPE organises a conference to bring together professionals working in HIV prevention and sexual health in England, as well as other key figures and influencers in the field of HIV. The 2020 conference took place on Tuesday 18 February in central London.