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
Find here the latest Making it Count briefing sheet on available HIV testing technologies. More »
Health and Social Care Act
Find here updates and links to documentation regarding the Health and Social Care Act 2012.. More »
The Knowledge, the Will and the Power is our 'sister' framework for HIV prevention among African people in England. More »
No Bars to Sexual Health
Trade Sexual Health and Yorkshire MESMAC were funded through CHAPS to produce a short sexual health promotion and HIV prevention film for men in prison. The film could be watched by men in their cells and viewed through the prison information channel. HMP Gartree in Leicestershire allowed access to film in the prison using prisoners, with information supported using animation, quizzes and demos. To complement the film, an information pack helps staff to support prisoners after watching the film. This resource has been requested by over 50 establishments and was recently launched through the HMP Intranet. A questionnaire for health care staff was produced to monitor uptake of sexual health services in prisons.
News from NAM
- ART use doesn't increase sexual risk among people with HIV in the UK
- Why being gay or bisexual gets easier with age: risk of suicide is SIX times higher in younger men
- First data on uptake of HIV self-testing in the UK
- Opt-out HIV testing in a hospital emergency department may cost less than managing two patients with undiagnosed HIV
- Considerable overlap between HIV and shigellosis epidemics in the UK
- Online privacy concerns limit the reach of sexual health messages on social media