Current News & Updates


September 2021


Non-Clinical Sexual Health Services Newsletter


From October 2021, Spectrum Community Health CIC in partnership with BHA for Equality will be launching a range of non-clinical sexual health services across Wakefield. Click the link below to read issue one of  the partnership newsletter for more information.

Non-Clinical Sexual Health Services Newsletter



August 2021


60 seconds of HIV: Let’s sort this together


We have created a series of bitesize videos; ’60 seconds of HIV: Lets sort this together’ interviewing several people from community and health professions on an array of topics including test, manage and prevent.

We sought a variety of interviewees who could display their different perspectives of what “sorting HIV” looks like to them using their raw and honest perspectives.” Check out our video playlist here: https://bit.ly/3jijpMm .



Nomination for NHS Communications Initiative of the Year Award


We are very excited to announce that Ending all new cases of HIV in Greater Manchester within a generation (HIVe) has been shortlisted for the 

“NHS Communications Initiative of the Year Award”. This award is designed to celebrate innovations, ideas and strategies that are making a difference

to the way the NHS is communicating. https://awards.hsj.co.uk/shortlist-2021


July 2021


The PaSH Newsletter-  Volume 6 

Check out our latest PaSH newsletter for summer 2021

PaSH Newsletter, Volume 6 – (Click to download)




Ending new cases of HIV in Greater Manchester Survey

Click the link below for more info and to complete the survey.

<< Survey Link >>


May 2021



Speak Easy – 19th May 2021

On Wednesday 19th May at 6pm on Zoom, we will be discussing modern day faith and leadership with special guest Reverend Lara Akinola, who is the founder and Senior Minister at Liberty Ministries International. Lara is a transformational speaker, a coach and a mentor. Her Christian faith is the bedrock of everything she does.


Join the discussion on Wednesday 19th May at 6pm on Zoom.


Meeting ID 862 0030 7684

Password: SpeakEasy

Speak Easy Faith and Leadership Flyer


If cannot catch us on the day, head over to our YouTube channel where the event will be uploaded.



April 2021


PaSH Newsletter and May Calendar

Happy Spring! The Passionate about Sexual Health Team (PaSH), here at BHA have been delivering a whole host of activities. Take a look at the PaSH Newsletter which features all past and current events from all the PaSH partners, this edition also features upcoming events.

PaSH Newsletter Vol 5 (Click to download)



PaSH May Calendar(Click to download)

Throughout May we have a whole host of sessions taking place, including ‘Black Men’s Sexual Health’ launching on youtube, Speak Easy – Topic still to be confirmed and our new series ‘ Facts and Myths about Sexual Health’. Stay tuned to our social media channels to keep up to date with all things, BHA For Equality.




March 2021


Digital Inclusion Newsletter

Take a look at our Digital Inclusion Newsletters, which feature useful information to help everybody feel confident using the internet. In the newsletters we debunk a few myths which may be prevent some ‘non-users’ from wanting to be digitally involved.


Most importantly we discuss the benefits of using the internet to access health information online, as now more than ever it is vital for our health and wellbeing that we can connected.


Digital Inclusion is about ensuring the benefits of the internet of the internet and digital technologies are available to everyone. Those who do not use the internet may think it’s not for them”, “It’s too complicated, or it is too expensive”.


Digital inclusion is making sure everyone has the means, to access information online. This also includes having access to technology and knowing how to use this. Those who are digitally excluded may lack the skills, motivation and confidence or have no access to equipment.


learnmyway.com and skillsfortomorrow are two great websites which offer online modules and videos to help support digital engagement development.


Please read our Digital Inclusion newsletters.

Digital Inclusion Newsletter – Volume 1


Digital Inclusion Newsletter – Volume 2




January 2021


National HIV Testing Week

It’s National HIV Testing Week (1st to 7th of February)!

National HIV Testing Week is a campaign to promote regular testing among the most affected population groups in England. Regular testing helps to reduce the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV and those diagnosed late. This year, the campaign returns with the successful creative ‘Give HIV the finger: a finger-prick test is all it takes’. The campaign will encourage people to test for HIV at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Please see our calendar to check our exciting activities during the week!







Tips for Sex & COVID-19

An informational leaflet created by our sexual health team from the PaSH partnership

which outlines our current guidance on tips for maintaining sexual health wellbeing during COVID-19.

<< Click here to download our leaflet >>



PaSH Newsletter

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Speak Easy Launch


Our new discussion panel show, “Speak Easy”. Speak Easy has been built in partnership with Yvonne Richards; a volunteer at George House Trust. The show will be hosting an array of guests, discussing many topics, touching on taboos within BME communities. We are encouraging the community to inform these sessions with ideas of subjects and questions for the panel. On Thursday 21st January 2021 at 6pm live on Zoom here.






December 2020



PaSH December Events Calendar

Click here to view the Manchester Sexual Health December Calendar



November 2020



Greater Manchester HIV Testing Week – HIV: Let’s sort this together (16th November to 22nd November)

Click here for more info on GM HIV Testing Week 2020



World AIDS Day vigil online 1st December  

Join us for a very special online World AIDS Day Vigil as we remember people lost to HIV, show our solidarity with people living with HIV around the world and commit ourselves to challenging HIV stigma and discrimination.

The Vigil will be broadcast at 7pm on Tuesday 1st December.

The Vigil is organised by the Passionate about Sexual Health (PaSH) Partnership, a collaboration between BHA for Equality, George House Trust and LGBT Foundation.



Donate for World Aids Day 2020

This year, our amazing volunteers won’t be able to talk to people about the importance of #WAD2020 and collect much-needed donations due to Covid-19 restrictions. So, in the meantime, please consider donating by text to support the work of the PaSH partnership if you can.

You can also donate online at: www.ght.org.uk/wad 







Greater Manchester HIV Campaign wins ‘Best Health and Beauty Campaign’ at the 2020 Northern Marketing Awards


On Tuesday 3rd November, ‘HIV: Let’s sort this together’ was awarded Best Health and Beauty Campaign at the Northern Marketing Awards.


For more information on the awards click here.







Worlds Aids Day is a Time For Raising HIV Awareness



 With the challenges we face and to ensure the safety of our volunteers, we are inviting you to join us to   do something a little different…

 This year is a year like no other.  Instead of taking to the streets of Manchester to distribute red ribbons, we are   inviting volunteers old and new to join us on Zoom for an evening of online awareness raising. 

 This will be a fabulous opportunity to learn more about HIV and contribute to Manchester’s World AIDS   Day Vigil. 

 We look forward to seeing you on the 24th of November at 18:00.

 To register click here: https://ght.org.uk/civicrm/event/register?id=2114&reset=1



October 2020


PaSH Newsletter, Volume 3


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Nomination for The Northern Marketing Awards 2020

Exciting news!!! The ‘HIV: Let’s sort this together’ campaign has been shortlisted for two marketing awards; “Best health and beauty campaign” and “Best use of research and insight”.


For more information click here.



Important Announcement – Retirement of Dr. Priscilla Nkwenti from BHA

Click the link above to read the important statement.


Dry Blood Spot Testing postal service

Our Dry Blood Spot Testing postal service has now launched!! We are now offering FREE postal home HIV tests. Dry Blood Spot testing can be done at your convenience from home, with the added option for a telephone or online coaching consultation to support you to take the sample. Click here for more information

on Dry Blood Spot testing and how to order.


BHA Calendar for Black History Month 2020

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BHA Calendar of Events for Black History Month 2020


Step Up Scheme Launch  

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September 2020



Sexual Health Week 2020

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HIV: Let’s Sort This Together – Phase 3 Launch

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Coco’s Story

For many a HIV diagnosis can come as a big surprise, Coco is not alone in their story many people have suffered from a late diagnosis.

If you’d like to hear someone’s story of what a late diagnosis that happened in Yorkshire is like, please watch the short video below.




June 2020


PaSH Newsletter – Volume 2, Issue 5

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BHA Leeds Skyline Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue 1

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May 2020



Report: Impact of COVID-19 on BAME VSCE Groups 

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March 2020


Update on our current services across Leeds and Manchester

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February 2020


Launch of New Campaign in Greater Manchester to End New HIV Cases

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Interview with Charity METRO to Promote Sexual Health

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