Southwark has the 3rd highest HIV prevalence in the country and I commissioned a report into HIV and sexual health locally to help tackle stigma, raise awareness and to continue working for better access to healthcare.
It is ‘national HIV testing week’ and very important to encourage everyone to test! You can order a kit to use at home for free this week here: https://freetesting.hiv/
Thanks to improvements in treatment, including PrEP trialled in our borough, testing positive for HIV can now mean a long and healthy life with the right support.
But more needs to be done to address barriers to healthcare, including tackling the extreme NHS waiting lists we see after 14 years of Tory mismanagement.
I helped mark the 10th HIV testing week in Parliament to help boost testing and hope my report is useful locally! Please get in touch to discuss this or any other matter!