As the year draws to a close there is much to celebrate within the HIV sector. The UK’s achievement of reaching the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals ahead of the 2020 target is something that we can all be proud of. We now know that in the UK:
- 92% of people living with HIV are diagnosed
- 98% of these people are on treatment
- 97% of these people are virally suppressed
As outlined in the latest Public Health England (PHE) ‘Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the UK: 2018 report’ [PDF], this success is down to the combination prevention approach which is now at the forefront of the sector’s efforts to eliminate new HIV transmissions.
National HIV Testing Week starts this Saturday 17 November, and there is still time to get involved.
This year’s National HIV Testing Week is fast approaching (Saturday 17 November) and it’s time to start shouting about it on social.
We’ve created a social media pack to make it easy for you to get involved and promote local activities, as well as the opportunity to order a free postal test through It Starts With Me.
Ahead of National HIV Testing Week 2018, we are taking a look back at some of the activities our partners have delivered during previous events. Last year LASS and Trade Sexual Health, who both provide services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, raised the profile of HIV testing by inviting local MPs to their centres.
They explain their engagement with the politicians and why raising the profile of HIV testing is important to their work.
Free resources to promote HIV testing this National HIV Testing Week are now available to order.
This year’s resources include:
- condom packs
- display stands
- a limited number of T-shirts.