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 »
Outreach to distribute resources
Trade Sexual Health in Leicester undertakes outreach in gay bars and clubs as a means of giving out safer sex resources including condoms and written materials. For example, to promote the national GMFA CHAPS campaign Count Me In, outreach workers created a sandwich board promoting the campaign and asked men to “sign up” to it by putting their thumb prints onto the “hand” printed on the board. Men were also given Count Me In leaflets to take away. The outreach worker also organised entry discounts to clubs for men wearing the wrist band distributed with this campaign. This enabled workers and volunteers to see who had been approached and ensured men were actively seeking the worker to get a wrist band.
News from NAM
- The more drugs gay men have taken, the more likely they are to have unprotected sex
- HIV is increasing in gay men in London because of lack of testing, comparative study finds
- England: Department of Health publishes plans to charge overseas patients
- Study finds no evidence that HIV-positive gay men in UK have increased risk of neurocognitive impairment
- Book Review: ‘AIDS: Don’t Die of Prejudice’, by Norman Fowler
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