Quick, easy and frequent testing: the key to HIV prevention
Promoting the importance of having a test every three months is helping to combat the virus in London
Last year, Londoners tested for HIV more than, and also more frequently than, anywhere else in the country, which resulted in a significant drop in HIV diagnoses in the capital. A record 40 per cent reduction in new diagnoses has been reported across five central London clinics since the ground-breaking HIV prevention campaign by London boroughs, known as Do It London, began. Following on from this success, the latest phase of Do It London, which encourages HIV testing as part of combination prevention, has been timed to coincide with National HIV Testing Week (18-24 November).