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Pan African and Caribbean Sexual Health (PACSH) Project PDF Print E-mail

ECCUK has been providing information on HIV/AIDS and sexual health for the past 14 years. In this time we have built on our experience and expertise in the field.


The services of ECCUK have been expanded to Pan African and Caribbean communities since 2005 and have covered the wider issues of Primary and Secondary HIV prevention.  The PACSH project has been in operation since then and successfully supported well over 48 different nationalities with regard to providing direct support to HIV positive people and also provide primary prevention programme to our service users.

The PACSH Project is one of the main programmes of ECCUK that is also the main provider of community sexual health promotion services for African and Caribbean people living in Enfield and Haringey. ECCUK is also a member of different organisations such as African HIV Policy Network (AHPN) since its beginning and an implementing partner of National African HIV Prevention programme National African HIV Prevention (NAHIP) programme in North Central London - Camden, Islington, Enfield, Haringey, and Barnet.

In parallel with other services of ECCUK, PACSH project provides information, advice and guidance on sexual health in general and has a number of programmes within it.  They are the Primary and Secondary HIV prevention programmes

Definition:

Primary HIV Prevention is defined as ‘activities focused on preventing uninfected people from becoming infected.  Secondary HIV Prevention is aimed at enabling people living with HIV to stay well and to prevent the onward transmission of HIV.  Tertiary HIV Prevention aims to minimise the effects of ill health experienced by someone who has symptomatic HIV.

1.  The Primary HIV Prevention Programme: has 2 major projects.

 

Provide information on HIV/AIDS to raise awareness and tackle stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV. In turn we hope to decrease the number of new infections within the community. This also includes information on sexual health and wellbeing.  We will also make available and provide FREE condoms and femidoms to the community through our outreach program, using outreach venues and events that take place.

The 2 main projects under this programme are:-

We also translate and leaflets available for readers.  HIV / AIDS related materials into other languages.  Below are short leaflets about HIV/AIDS that has been translated to AMHARIC.


2.  The Secondary HIV Prevention Programme - has also 2 major projects

The main aim of this project is to provide practical and emotional support to people who are affected or infected by HIV. We also help them to address other issues such as immigration, housing, welfare benefits, money and debt, education and training and business start up support.

The 2 main projects under this programme are:-


3. Other Sexual Health Services:

We also have other sexual health services particulaly dealing with other Sexually Transmitted DIseases (STIs) including HIV / AIDS.  The following projects deal with such issues.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact ECCUK. The office is open Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm.

Advice and support is available through VISITING THE OFFICE, TELEPHONE or EMAIL.

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Condom Information and Resource Distrubution Programme PDF Print E-mail

Condom Information and Resource Distrubution

The Aim:

The overall aim of condom and information resources distribution 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 contributing to the reduction in the spread of HIV and STIs through improved access to and availability of condoms (male and female) and through increased and effective use of condoms by African and Caribbean communities living and working in Enfield and Haringey.  It will also contribute to meeting other aspects of the aims of the Sexual Health strategy of both Haringey TPCT and Enfield PCT.
 
HIV Awareness and Test Promotion PDF Print E-mail

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).

 
Newly Diagnosed Pregnant Women Support Service PDF Print E-mail

Newly Diagnosed Pregnant Women Support Service (NDPWS)

The Aim

The aim of this service Is to support the newly diagnosed pregnant women and also those who have recently delivered their babies and who are receiving Treatment and Care at the North Middlesex Hospital.  It is also aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV and improve the health and well being of African and Caribbean people living with HIV.  It will also help African and Caribbean people to be HIV educated, aware, empowered and equipped with access to clear, accurate and credible information and quality services.  

 

 
Community Support Service PDF Print E-mail

Community Support Service

The Aim:


The aim is to provide information, advice and guidance and also emotional support to HIV positive people and people who are leaving hospital after an episode of care to provide a single contact point for community based emotional support, signposting to other services, access to training and volunteering opportunities, support with accessing primary health care and emergency health care, support to access financial help, and where appropriate access to immigration and other specialist advice services; support around disclosure of their HIV status; relationship support and support to establish and sustain safer sex with their partners, including distribution of free condoms.

The project will also reduce stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV and improve the health and well being of African and Caribbean people living with HIV, contribute to be HIV educated, aware, empowered and equipped with access to clear, accurate and credible information and quality services.

Please download the documents below for more information.

 
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