New diagnoses of HIV in London have decreased by 42% since 2015, even alongside increases in testing rates. This shows the effectiveness of combination prevention, including increased uptake and frequency of testing, access to PrEP, knowledge of U=U and ongoing condom use.
Since 2015, Do It London has been promoting HIV testing and combination prevention in the capital. Thanks to London councils’ commitment to HIV prevention, the campaign will continue throughout the next phase of the London HIV Prevention Programme which runs until 2022.
The London HIV Prevention Programme (LHPP) is a London-wide sexual health promotion initiative. It aims to increase HIV testing and promote prevention choices. We know what works and if London continues to make the right decisions new HIV diagnoses will continue to decrease. The programme is funded by London boroughs and managed on their behalf by Lambeth Council.
As well as our city-wide Do It London campaigns, the LHPP also provides a free condom distribution, outreach and rapid HIV testing service for men who have sex with men (MSM). This service is delivered by GMI Partnership and Freedoms. We also commission online sexual health outreach and advice via websites and apps.