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
- Morning Session at Tottenham Centre, College of North East London (CONEL) CONEL - A North East London College (Partnering with Embrace UK) Tottenham Centre, High Road, Tottenham N15 4RU
- Afternoon Session at Marcus Garvey Library Marcus Garvey Library | Haringey Council (Partnering with Embrace UK) Tottenham Green Pools & Fitness, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham N15 4JA
Thursday 1 December
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
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