AHF United Kingdom is a program starting later in 2019.
The program will be providing anonymous, rapid HIV tests in the area of Croydon, South London through its own testing site and at outreach activities across the city. Information and prevention, including the distribution of LOVE condoms, will be offered to at-risk communities and the general population.
The program partners with local hospitals and community organisations to offer HIV and sexual health awareness, testing, prevention and advocacy. AHF United Kingdom partners with local providers and community groups at events such as Croydon Pride, National HIV Testing Week (UK), and World AIDS Day.
AHF United Kingdom program does not include clinical activities, but will work closely with NHS providers to link people diagnosed with HIV into care and treatment services.
“The United Kingdom (UK) has a relatively small HIV epidemic with an estimated 101,600 people living with HIV.
The epidemic is largely concentrated among certain key populations, including men who have sex with men and black African populations.
The UK has made significant progress in antiretroviral treatment coverage in recent decades: overall 87% of people living with HIV in the UK are virally suppressed.”