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HIV Awareness and Test Promotion

The Aim

The overall aim of HIV Awareness and HIV Testing is to reduce HIV transmission, spread and reduce new HIV infections, through raising basic awareness and knowledge among African and Caribbean communities residing in Enfield and Haringey.  It is also aimed at reframing participants’ thinking about their sexual behaviour through a combination of behavioural interventions and an information intervention with a focus on explaining the benefits of HIV and STI testing services.  The work stream is designed to reduce a reliance on written information and to sign post service users into other services, such as, the Love Safely Partnership Project, where service users can be offered structured follow up to improve their personal knowledge about HIV and its transmission, encourage longer term safer sex practice through, for example, discussing techniques for avoiding high risk situations and negotiating safer sex.  We plan to achieve our aim mainly by rrunning workshops and seminars that includes, gender specific work, work targeting African Muslims and black majority churches, work targeting communities where HIV is emerging as an issue, for example, the Horn of Africa and West Africa; Dominican Republic, Haiti, Barbados, Jamaica, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, work addressing the specific needs of people under 25 years of age, work targeting francophone communities and work engaging African and Caribbean men who have sex with men.

Please download these documents below for more information.

About Time To Know  (T2K) Card:

Time to Know (T2K) card is developed by the Pan African and Caribbean Sexual Health (PACSH) Project to increase opportunities for an HIV test through increasing access to local GUM Clinics. This is done through initial discussion with individuals about the importance of testing. When they decide to go for an HIV test using the card would help them to facilitate the situation.The card can be used in two ways;

  1. It can be taken direct to the St Ann’s Hospital, GUM Clinic and handed it to the receptionist. The receptionist will put you to a Health Advisor.
  2. You can call the numbers on the card for more information or we can make appointment for you.

It is a very confidential way of increasing access and nobody knows about your test result except staff at the GUM clinic.   Please see the link below (Time 2 Know Card).

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