HPE Conference 2020 registration now open

HPE Conference 2020 registration open - tuesday 18 february, mary ward house, london

Please note our first release tickets have now sold out and our waiting list is open.

We’re delighted to announce that registration for the HPE Conference 2020 is now open.

The conference programme will explore ways to improve the nation’s sexual health, reduce the rising rates in sexually transmitted infections and reach zero new HIV diagnoses by 2030.

This event will provide a platform for open discussion as well as practical learning opportunities that delegates can take back to their organisations, clinics and other places of work.

The conference will take place on Tuesday 18 February 2020 at the Mary Ward House Conference Centre in central London. It is free to attend for all those working in sexual health and HIV prevention.

Conference registration

When: Tuesday 18 February 2020
Where: Mary Ward House, 7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN

Register today

National HIV Testing Week 2019 Social Media Pack

We’ve created a social media pack to make it easy for you to get involved in National HIV Testing Week 2019 and promote local activities, as well as the opportunity to order a free postal test through It Starts With Me.

What’s in the pack?

  • Images: a selection of correctly sized images for use on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social network.
  • Suggested posts: examples of posts for Facebook and Instagram plus tweets for Twitter.
  • Links: the suggested posts for Facebook and Twitter also contain links to the It Starts With Me online testing tools and the self-sampling postal test service.

Download via Dropbox

Download via Wetransfer (link updated 11 November)

Key messages

This year, the campaign will feature celebrities and influencers promoting ‘Give HIV the finger: a finger-prick test is all it takes’, a continuation of the successful creative that we have run for the last two years.

Our key messages for this year’s campaign are:

  • Testing for HIV is easy, all it takes is a finger-prick test.
    People can live with HIV for a long time without any symptoms, testing is the only way to know your HIV status.
    Anyone diagnosed with HIV in the UK can access free treatment and support.
    If you have HIV, finding out means you can start treatment, stay healthy and avoid passing the virus onto anyone else.
    There are more ways than ever to test – in a sexual health service, your GP, through community organisations and via online testing.

Hashtag

This year’s hashtag is #HIVTestWeek. Hashtags are not case sensitive so using #hivtestweek would work as well – we’ve just used capitals to make it easier to read what the hashtag is about.

Coming soon: campaign videos.

National HIV Testing Week 2019 resources now available

Resources available for National Health Testing Week 2019

Free resources to promote HIV testing this National HIV Testing Week are now available to order.

This year’s resources include:

  • posters,
  • leaflets,
  • condom packs,
  • stickers,
  • display stands,
  • a limited number of T-shirts.

Take part in the campaign

This year, the campaign will feature celebrities and influencers promoting ‘Give HIV the finger: a finger-prick test is all it takes’, a continuation of the successful creative that we have run for the last two years.

National HIV Testing Week starts on Saturday 16 November 2019 and aims to promote regular testing among the most affected population groups and to reduce the number of people who are diagnosed late or remain undiagnosed.

We are inviting organisations to participate by running campaign events, providing extra testing opportunities, and promoting HIV testing and prevention services with our support.

Order your resources today

HPE Conference 2020: Call for abstracts

HPE Conference 2020 - save the date - 18 February 2020

HIV Prevention England will be hosting the national HIV prevention conference on Tuesday 18 February 2020 in central London. Registration for the conference will open in November 2019 and attendance is free for all those working in HIV prevention.

The conference will provide a platform for open discussion as well as practical learning opportunities that delegates can take back to their organisations, clinics and other places of work.

Conference themes

HPE has worked with stakeholders across the sector to produce these conference themes. We welcome abstracts which can influence and contribute to good health, not only around HIV but also in the specialties of sexual and reproductive health (SRH).

Getting to zero – reaching the last 8%

  • Combination prevention: addressing communities beyond those already engaged with established prevention methods e.g. testing, PrEP etc.
  • Sexual networks: identifying and engaging ‘underground’ sexual networks affected by HIV and poor sexual health.
  • Prevention and attitudes to sexual health in non-metropolitan and rural communities.

Social justice: stigma, discrimination and inequalities

  • HIV, sexual and reproductive health inequalities in key population subgroups.
  • Attitudes to HIV and good sexual health in the era of Treatment as Prevention.
  • Language and terminology: the impact on community engagement.

Systems strengthening

  • Holistic approaches to HIV and SRH.
  • New models of prevention and care for people living with and affected by HIV and STIs, including primary and secondary health services.
  • Building sustainable partnerships outside the HIV sector.
  • Learnings from HIV prevention: how can these be applied to combat the rise in STIs?

Working differently: challenging status quos in HIV prevention work in the UK

  • Challenging silo-working and community gatekeepers.
  • Alternatives to the disproportionate focus on social marketing campaigns or biomedical interventions.

The future of commissioning

  • Approaches to increasing demand for integrated HIV and SRH services: preventing resource shortfalls and other system risks.
  • The role of the private sector: how can diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and mobile geo-networking app corporations maximise public health impact together with the HIV and SRH sectors.

Abstract submission process

Submission period now closed.