Making it Count is the CHAPS national HIV prevention programme’s strategic plan to prevent sexual HIV transmissions among gay men, bisexual men and other men that have sex with men (MSM) in England.

Testing Technologies briefing

Testing Technologies briefing
Find here the latest Making it Count briefing sheet on available HIV testing technologies. More »


Health and Social Care Act

Health and Social Care Act
Find here updates and links to documentation regarding the Health and Social Care Act 2012.. More »


<em>KWP</em> website

KWP website
The Knowledge, the Will and the Power is our 'sister' framework for HIV prevention among African people in England. More »


Case study

Outreach support materials

Outreach support materials (‘knick knacks’) have been central to CHAPS national campaigns for the last decade. They facilitate face-to-face interventions between workers and men and are highly valued by outreach staff as an aid to their work. Knick knacks typically cost around 50p - £1 per unit, and carry the core campaign message (and website address). Evaluation shows they work best when they are high quality, with a practical use and relate to the campaign topic. They also aid in targeting sub-populations: button badges and lip balm were chosen to increase younger men’s engagement with a recent condom campaign as previous experience showed these had particular appeal with this group.