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Community Axis for Sexual Health

CASH - Southwark

(Community Axis for Sexual Health)

Sensitising Community for Better Sexual Health Outcomes 

CASH aims to engage the Black communities in HIV awareness, prevention, testing and treatment. Management of HIV risk is not restricted to People Living with HIV (PLHIV), and includes those who are HIV negative but identified as being at higher risk of exposure to HIV. More broadly, the aim of the service is to tackle the stigma surrounding HIV and the barriers to engaging with HIV testing, treatment and prevention services experienced by Black communities .A further aim of the service is to situate this within a wider context of health and wellbeing.

The key objectives of CASH are:
◦ Increase Black communities’ awareness of their HIV risk.
◦ Deliver HIV point-of-care testing (POCT)to target groups.
◦ Engage members of Black communities who are HIV-negative in HIV prevention and risk-management strategies, including PrEP.
◦ Engage members of Black communities who are HIV-positive in existing HIV treatment and support services.

Community Axis for Sexual Health
Community Axis for Sexual Health

CASH aims to increase Black communities’ awareness of their HIV risk.This will be done through a range of creative and culturally appropriate methods to deliver the key objectives of the service, including in-person engagement and development of informational materials in collaboration with Southwark Council.

We will deliver HIV point-of-care testing to Black community members over a 12-‘month period through a range of approaches, with a focus on in-person outreach events. 
Testing will be conducted confidentially and discreetly, providing emotional wellbeing support upon receipt of test results as well as support to engage target groups in clinical services.

Community Axis for Sexual Health
Community Axis for Sexual Health

We aim to engage members of Black communities who are HIV-negative in HIV prevention and risk-management strategies, including providing PrEP information and free Condoms

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