Forthcoming events

Promoting trans inclusive HIV testing and sexual health services

Globally trans people experience higher rates of HIV prevalence, and are more vulnerable to getting HIV compared to other groups. General health services may not meet the needs of trans people due to lack of awareness of trans health issues or cultural insensitivities. There is also a scarcity of specialist services.

To support a trans-inclusive National HIV Testing Week, we will be hosting an informative webinar for health professionals who provide services for trans people and the general population.

The session will cover:

  • an overview of trans health and HIV issues
  • real-life experiences of trans people
  • clinical perspectives on providing trans inclusive services
  • practical information on how to promote a trans inclusive service
  • tools, further information and referral options.

It will be held on Tuesday 7 November 2017 from 12.00pm-1.30pm.

This session will be delivered in partnership with CliniQ, ClinicT, The LGBT Foundation and Yorkshire Mesmac. Special thanks to CliniQ for driving this initiative.

Register for this event

Past events

HPE 2017 Conference

HIV Prevention England (HPE) organises a biennial conference to bring together HPE partners, commissioners, health promoters, HIV service providers and faith leaders working in England, as well as other key figures and influencers in the field of HIV. The last conference took place on Thursday 18 May 2017 in central London.

Watch the video of the conference:

Download the programme [PDF]

The conference had the following outcomes:

  • Increased understanding of and attachment to the HPE programme
  • Increased understanding of the latest developments and current issues in HIV prevention in England
  • Delegates can take away at least one new idea for local implementation.

The presentations from the HPE conference are available below, where applicable.

Main Plenary Sessions

Morning Plenary

Afternoon Plenary

Closing Plenary

Panel and discussion:

  • Professor Jim McManus, Hertfordshire County Council
  • Marion Wadiba, The NAZ Project London
  • Dr Michael Brady, Terrence Higgins Trust/King’s College Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Will Nutland, PrEPster
  • Winnie Sseruma, community advocate


Workshop 1: Combination Prevention

Please note that due to technical issues on the day the audio quality for this clip is limited.

Workshop 2: HIV Prevention Innovation Fund Project Showcase

Workshop 3: Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men

Workshop 4: HIV Testing in Community Settings

Workshop 5: PrEP: from Trial to Reality

Workshop 6: Home Sampling and Self Testing

Workshop 7: Engaging African Communities

Workshop 8: Systems Approaches to Testing and Prevention

Aaron Chady and Catherine Foulk-JonesIncreasing outreach HIV testing in Leeds using a model of effective partnership work [PDF]

Information Seminar: Pre Exposure Prophylaxis

We hosted an information seminar on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) on March 31 2017. The event explored access to PrEP, the upcoming national trial, and the potential impact of PrEP on HIV and sexual health services across England.


  • Effectiveness of PrEP, how it could affect STIs, and its influence on current clinical practice [PDF] [Video]
    PrEP access, generic use, the individual impact and the community response [PDF] [Video]
    The NHS-funded PrEP trial [PDF]

Expert Seminar: New HIV Testing Technologies

We hosted an expert seminar on new HIV testing technologies on November 7, 2016. The event explored the availability, uptake, and opportunities to the sector these new testing technologies provide.


HPE stakeholder Event, May 2016

HPE hosted a stakeholder event in May 2016 [PDF]. The event covered future plans for the programme and local delivery.

Cary James – HPE, what’s next [PDF]
Taku Mukiwa – HPE 2012-2016 [PDF]
Yusef Azad – HIV prevention since 2012 [PDF]