Webinar: Normalising HIV testing, treatment and prevention in BAME communities by Love, Sex, Life LSL

Key details

Date: 11th February 2021

Location: Webinar

Date and Time:

Thursday, 11th February 2021

14:00 – 15:00 GMT

Host: 

Love, Sex, Life LSL (Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham)

A discussion around normalising HIV – testing, treatment and prevention – in Black African, Black Caribbean and ethnic minority communities. Our Head of Programmes Chanel Noel will be moderating the event.

More than ever, our sexual health matters. But currently, too many people in our community face barriers to their sexual and reproductive health. Love, Sex, Life LSL is our new partnership – working with sexual health charity Brook, BAME sexual health charity NAZ, and social impact communications agency Shape History – with the aim to challenge these inequalities by delivering high quality, culturally sensitive sexual health services and education across Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham.

About this Event

London is the first city in the world to diagnose, treat and virally suppress 97% of people living with HIV.

However, inequalities persist. The London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham have the highest rates of HIV in England. 8,700 people across the three boroughs have tested positive for HIV. In the London borough of Lewisham, heterosexual contact is the most common exposure type (54%) of those diagnosed with HIV.

To commemorate HIV testing week 2021, Love, Sex, Life, a Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) service committed to reducing sexual health inequalities for Black African, Black Caribbean and other ethnic minority communities in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham is hosting a discussion about normalising HIV.

Love, Sex, Life will be joined by a panel of fantastic speakers, including Marc Thompson, Director at the Love Tank and founder of PrEPster, an initiative that educates + agitates for PrEP access, Dr Vanessa Apea, a Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine at Barts Health NHS Trust, and Jason Okundaye, a London-based writer, and columnist at Tribune Magazine.

You can register for the upcoming webinar here.