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.
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
- Ian Green – Welcome (00:00 – 06:30)
- The Rt. Hon the Lord Fowler – Opening remarks (06:30-23:15)
- Dr Valerie Delpech – Towards eliminating HIV in the most affected communities in the UK [PDF] (23:15-1:01:26)
- Dawn Austwick – Using generous leadership to meet the needs of our communities (1:01:26-1:25:46)
- Cary James – We started something: HIV prevention in England [PDF] (00:00-10:30)
- Deborah Gold and Kat Smithson – The state of HIV and sexual health prevention services in England [PDF] (10:30-43:00)
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
- Nalini Iyanger – Update on the PrEP Impact trial [PDF] (00:00-7:50)
- Dr Alan McOwan – Rapid initiation of treatment in a central London clinic [PDF] (07:50-20:20)
- Cary James – Size matters: promoting choice to increase engagement with condom promotion [PDF] (20:20-29:30)
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
- Owen Brigstock-Barron – Introduction to the HIV Prevention Innovation Fund [PDF]
- Jenny Hand – Innovative HIV testing in the workplace [PDF]
- Jeni Hirst and Rob Cookson – POCT in partnership [PDF]
- Ali Orhan – Let’s stop HIV: targeting Latin American communities [PDF]
Workshop 3: Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men
- Dr Ellen Hensbroek – Sexualised drug use: the national picture [PDF]
- Matthew Harrison – Impact of an online sexual health promotion project in Sheffield [PDF]
- Professor Rusi Jaspal – Attitudes towards PrEP among MSM in London and the East Midlands [PDF]
Workshop 4: HIV Testing in Community Settings
- Matthias Kuske – Increasing the quality and innovation in HIV testing for MSM: learning from European Checkpoints Toolkit [PDF]
- Michelle Ross – Engaging trans communities in HIV testing [PDF]
- Yasmin Dunkely – Assisted HIV self testing and self sampling in London [PDF]
Workshop 5: PrEP: from Trial to Reality
- Etienne Fouquay – Implementing PrEP in France: lessons and insights [PDF] (00:00-14:30)
- Winnie Sseruma – PrEP: an opportunity to refocus HIV prevention (14:30-27:05)
Workshop 6: Home Sampling and Self Testing
- Luis Guerra – Update on the National HIV Home Sampling Programme [PDF]
- Laura Streeter – Increasing the return rate of self sampling kits using behavioural insights [PDF]
- Dr Michael Brady – HIV self testing: feasibility and acceptability of a large-scale national service [PDF]
Workshop 7: Engaging African Communities
- Takudzwa Mukiwa – Using social and digital media to reach African communities [PDF]
- Wellington Moyo – Welcome Hear: HIV prevention targeting new arrivals in Wakefield [PDF]
- Chenai Dhilwayo and Sherine Edwards-Dodds – Champions of change: using a peer-led model to drive community-led HIV prevention in African communities [PDF]
Workshop 8: Systems Approaches to Testing and Prevention
Aaron Chady and Catherine Foulk-Jones – Increasing 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.
- The national HIV home-sampling service [PDF] | Video
- HAUS study: feasibility and acceptability of home-sampling kits to increase the uptake of HIV testing among black Africans [PDF] |Video
- HIV self-testing in the UK [PDF] |Video
- Self-testing models in the community-based organisation setting [PDF] | Video
- Event report [PDF]
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.