Fast-Track Cities London has launched a £3 million improvement fund as a first key step to support London to eliminate new HIV infections, and HIV related stigma and discrimination by 2030. £3 million has been identified over the next three years (£1 million per year) to fund improvement projects, which focus on achieving some of the specific aims of the London Fast-Track Cities Roadmap.
Bids for funding will need to demonstrate that they contribute to the overall aims of *Fast-Track Cities. This means that they must support efforts to reach those living with HIV, who are undiagnosed and to maintain high treatment and care standards.
In particular, they are looking for bids which focus on:
• Early diagnosis and testing: reducing new, late and undiagnosed HIV infections
• Supporting long term virological suppression and re-engaging those lost to care
• Improving integration and personalisation of services: helping people with HIV to live well and experience seamless care and pathways between primary, secondary and community care
• Reaching underserved populations: the cohorts of Londoners where current significant health inequalities exist
*On 10 January 2018, The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, signed the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities Ending the AIDS Epidemic, along with London Councils, Public Health England and NHS England. The ambition is to cut rates of new HIV infection in the capital and eliminate discrimination and stigma associated with the condition.