London is the first city to top global target for tackling HIV

6 September 2019

London has been chosen to host the first Fast-Track Cities international conference from 9-11 September because we’re the first global city to top the initiative’s ambitious ‘90-90-90’ target.

As of 2017, 95% of Londoners with HIV were aware of their status, 98% were receiving treatment and 97% of people receiving treatment were virally suppressed.

This is a big achievement, however HIV still remains an important problem in London and in Brent. In 2017, four out of every 1,000 people aged 15-59 in Brent were living with HIV, compared to just two out of every 1,000 in England.

We’ve teamed up with the Terrence Higgins Trust to hold HIV Prevention Awareness Training for professionals working in Brent as part of the Fast-Track Cities initiative. The training will aim to update residents on the status of HIV in Brent and share information on HIV prevention and support services, with a focus on engaging young people.

Cllr Krupesh Hirani, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Culture and Leisure, said:

“London has made great progress tackling HIV and as a borough we’re committed to working with organisations, communities and individuals to continue this work and support those living with HIV to lead healthier lives.

“The HIV Prevention Awareness Training will be a great opportunity for professionals working in Brent to learn key skills and find out how they can help to end the stigma around HIV.”

If you’re a professional working in Brent, you can book onto Brent’s HIV Prevention Awareness Training through Eventbrite.

To learn more about the Fast-Track Cities initiative, please visit the Healthy London Partnership website.