HIV testing week is taking place from 21 November 2015 to 1 December 2015. This national campaign effort aims to increase the numbers being tested for HIV, particularly amongst those groups most affected (black Africans and men who have sex with men).
Locally Terrence Higgins Trust, Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and Evolve Addiction (the integrated service for substance misuse and sexual health for young people) will be working together to:
- increase testing among key population by raising awareness of HIV;
- increase the acceptability of HIV testing among key populations;
- develop and promote care pathways into local testing services.
Terrence Higgins Trust has created a national high profile media campaign ‘It Starts with Me’. In Brent, this will involve a range of outreach activities in local libraries, churches, colleges, youth and community venues in Harlesden, Willesden, Kilburn and Kingsbury.