This Friday 1 December 2023 marks World AIDS Day. Join Lambeth Together to #RockTheRibbon and support people living with HIV.
World AIDS Day is a global movement to unite people in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Since 1988, communities have stood together on World AIDS Day to show strength and solidarity against HIV stigma and to remember lives lost.
World AIDS Day exists to shine a light on the real experiences of people living with HIV today, while celebrating the strength, resilience and diversity of the communities most affected. It is a moment to inspire the leadership needed to create a future where HIV doesn’t stand in the way of anyone’s life.
Ruth Hutt, Director of Public Health at Lambeth Council, said: “We want to encourage Lambeth residents to find out their HIV status. If your test result is positive, there’s effective treatment and support available, which will mean you can live a full and healthy life and protect others. Do not let stigma stop you getting testing. Speak to your GP practice or order a free, confidential test kit to do at home.”
Sexual Health and HIV: PrEP Awareness & Worlds Aids Day
80% of people in London don’t know that you can’t pass HIV on when on effective treatment. This is also known as Undetectable=Untransmittable. The Do It London campaign promotes four sure ways to prevent HIV, including being Undetectable and PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) a powerful method that can save lives.
HIV support service in Lambeth: Bridges
We know that people living with HIV need more than just medical care. Lambeth commissions a care and support service for people living with HIV from Bridges. This partnership provides the following services for people living with HIV:
- Advice and Advocacy
- Family support
- Peer Support
Find out more about support from Bridges.
Online sexual health services
Sexual Health London (SHL) is an online service that provides free and easy access to sexual health self-testing kits for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). You can also order routine and emergency contraception via SHL. Visit the SHL website.
Why does this matter to Lambeth Together?
Lambeth Together’s Sexual health Programme seeks to improve sexual and reproductive health in Lambeth and to help people with a sexually transmitted infection to get the right support at the right time. We aim to reduce the nuumber of sexually transmitted infections and to achieve zero HIV-related stigma, zero HIV transmissions and zero HIV-related deaths.
Find out more about our Sexual Health Programme’s priorities.