Doing it all over London

20 November, 2015

Written by: Barry Norris

Health and Wellbeing > News

This year all of London’s boroughs got together to tackle the high incidence of HIV in the capital by funding and supporting an innovative new media campaign called Do It London.

Doing it all over London

You might have seen the Do It London posters earlier in the year and you’ll certainly be seeing them again as the winter phase of the Do It London campaign gets underway, raising awareness of the need to test regularly for HIV and to practise safer sex without singling out the groups who are most at risk.

Image of three Do It London ads on the TubeThe Do It London campaign will be supporting National HIV Testing Week (NHTW), which begins on Saturday 21 November, and World Aids Day, on Tuesday 1 December, by displaying HIV testing posters on street signs across London during the last two weeks of November.

At the same time, the Safer Partnership will be delivering HIV prevention initiatives locally for Lambeth. In support of NHTW and World Aids Day they’ll be holding events to encourage and offer free, easy and confidential testing for HIV.

If you’d prefer to self-test for HIV in your own home you can do so using a free kit from the SH:24 website.

HIV Testing Week events

Sunday, 22 November at 10am
Church HIV testing
Trinity Baptist Church, 2 Thornlaw Road, SE27 0SA
Delivered by Africa Advocacy Foundation. Call 020 8766 7732 for more information.

Monday 23 November
Rapid HIV testing
Shaka Services, 38-40 Kennington Park Rd, SE11 4RS
Delivered by Calvin Stovell of the Naz Project London. Contact Vernal Scott vernal@naz.org.uk for more information.

Wednesday 25 November
Rapid HIV testing of black MSM & the wider black community
Local venue TBC
Delivered by Naz Project London. Contact Vernal Scott vernal@naz.org.uk for more information.

World Aids Day events

Tuesday 1 December, noon to 5pm
HIV awareness and testing
Express News, Unit 8 Holles House, Overton Road, SW9 7AP
Contact Carlos Corredor carlos@naz.org.uk or 07725243888 for more information.

Tuesday 1 December, 2 to 6pm (event open to all)
Black Communities Meeting the HIV Challenge
Shaka Services, 38-40 Kennington Park Rd, SE11 4RS
Contact Vernal Scott vernal@naz.org.uk or 02087411879 for more information.

Saturday 5 December (Tentative; date TBC)
Brunch discussion on HIV, sexual health, HIV testing and stigma targeting the Black community
Organised by Shaka Services. Contact Pennie shakaservices54@gmail.com for more information.

The London HIV Prevention Programme, of which the Do It London campaign is part, is run by Lambeth on behalf of all 32 London councils and the City of London.

Do you want to know more about HIV? Feel free to ask us a question below or alternatively, read Do It London’s FAQs to find out more…

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