Recent studies of new HIV diagnosis in London show that “since 2005 there has been a notable increase of South Americans newly diagnosed with HIV in the UK” (HPA, 2011).
“Let’s Stop HIV” is a response to the raise of new HIV infections among Latin Americans, run by CLAUK in partnership with Naz Latina, a project from Naz Project London, and CLAUK’s member organisations. The campaign is carried out as part of our work towards improving Latin Americans access to health services.
Informative and community HIV testing campaign
We run workshops for service users touring CLAUK member organisations, as well as external partners throughout London. Through these events, we provide information in Spanish and Portuguese about routes of infection, prevention, testing and the importance of early detection, as well as ways to access NHS services.
If you work with Spanish and/or Portuguese speaking Latin Americans, please contact us. We would love to bring Let’s Stop HIV to your organisation. We want everyone to get tested!
137 rapid HIV tests
9 Workshops and testing events
15 information & condom distribution centres
4,000 condoms distributed
7,000 informative leaflets distributed
400 posters in organisations, shops & GP Practices
Outreach on World Aids Day
We closed every year with an event at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre for the World Aids Day. Elephant & Castle is a key community space for Latin Americans. Big thank you to Naz Latina, LAWRS, Charing Cross Sexual Clinic and NHS Southwark Health Checks!
About Naz Latina
Naz Project London (NPL) is the longest established and largest BME charity in London addressing the sexual health and HIV/AIDS needs of its communities in a linguistically and culturally appropriate way.
The NPL project Naz Latina works since 1997 to meet the sexual health needs of the Spanish speaking Latin American communities in London, including those who are HIV positive and those who live with people with HIV/AIDS.