HIV prevention resources
To support the It Starts With Me and National HIV Testing Week campaigns, we provide free HIV prevention resources to all organisations in England engaged in HIV prevention.
The British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards recognise excellence in the production and dissemination of accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced patient information. In September 2017, our resources won the BMA Patient Resource of the Year and a Special Award for Innovation.
If you would like to use these resources in your HIV prevention work, they can be accessed through our portal.
Our resources include:
- Double-sided A4 posters, including posters to promote local testing services.
- Leaflets on HIV testing and condoms.
- Interactive outreach resources including scratch cards and peel and reveal cards.
- Short film clips (African, MSM and generic versions) for use on social media, in clinics and venues, explaining the role of testing and treatment in stopping HIV.
- Stickers, condom packs and other promotional merchandise
New for National HIV Testing Week 2017
For National HIV Testing Week this year our merchandise and posters will feature new imagery and messaging in line with the campaign for this year.
In addition to the resources we provide, a number of tools are used to engage target communities and HIV sector professionals in our campaigns:
- The website www.startswithme.org.uk – with tools to help individuals decide when to test, which test to use, where to test and which condoms to use.
- Target communities are engaged with through our @startswith_me twitter account, the Facebook pages startswithmeuk for Africans, and startswithme for men who have sex with men (MSM).
- Adverts on Facebook, UK African and gay websites and direct messaging to members of gay dating sites and apps.
- Outdoor advertising (on and around public transport) in areas with high concentrations of Africans or MSM.
- Adverts in national and regional gay and African press.
- Health and community professionals working in HIV prevention are engaged through our NationalHIVTestingWeek Facebook page and @HIVPreventionEn twitter account.