16 November 2022

During PrEP Awareness Week, CNWL’s new PrEP Outreach Team in London will be launching a programme of rolling community outreach across the boroughs of Camden, Islington, Haringey and Barnet.

The outreach will run for one year across a diverse range of venues, including bars and clubs, community centres, libraries, sports centres, and further education colleges and universities.

We want as  many people as possible to know about PrEP and make sure the message reaches as much of the community as possible, while sustaining a focus on groups more at risk of HIV such as gay, bi, and other men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM), and people who either come from, or whose partners come from, a country with high rates of HIV.

PrEP Outreach Workers will be available to discuss PrEP, book PrEP appointments in CNWL’s clinics, and provide informational and promotional resources, including our ‘Quick Guide to PrEP’ and PrEP tote bags. Outreach Workers will also be providing condom and lube packs, and HIV point-of-care testing so that members of the public can test for HIV, with an instant result generated using just a finger-prick sample of blood.

Dominic Reilly, PrEP Programme Manager, said

“From the community engagement work we’ve done so far, we know that many people still aren’t aware of PrEP, or they haven’t seriously considered that it could be for them. Our PrEP Outreach service will provide opportunities to raise the profile of PrEP and answer questions, while promoting wider sexual health through the distribution of condom packs and HIV point-of-care testing.”

Where to find us during PrEP Awareness Week

Tuesday 29 November

Morning Session at Laurel’s Healthy Living Centre The Laurels Healthy Living Centre (whittington.nhs.uk) (Partnering with Embrace UK)

256 St Ann's Road
London N15 5AZ

Wednesday 30 November

Thursday 1 December

2pm to 5pm Outside Project The Outside Project – London's LGBTIQ+ Community Shelter, Centre and Domestic Abuse Refuge (lgbtiqoutside.org)

The Outside Project Hub

The Solidarity Centre

48 Seven Sisters Road

Holloway, London N7 6AA

Friday 2 December

8pm Zodiac Bar Zodiac Bar London – London's Newest LGBTQ+ Venue

119 Hampstead Road

London

NW1 3EE

 

Join a webinar from 1pm to 2pm on 2 December

Join our webinar- open to all - on The Forgotten History of HIV and HIV prevention methods from 1pm to 2pm on 2 December 2022. Find out more and register here