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Written by Francesca Fergus Smear tests, also known as cervical screening tests, refer to the health check a nurse will conduct on a person with a cervix. The procedure involves the nurse inserting a speculum into the vaginal canal. The speculum is then opened up so...

What is your name?My name is Denisa. Where are you based?I live in Lambeth. Why did you become a community champion?I researched volunteering roles in my area, to boost my experience as a Health and Social Care student. I am passionate about delivering valid information about sexual...

With recent research highlighting that HIV transmission in the UK is now most prevalent amongst heterosexuals, it’s now more important than ever for those at risk of HIV transmission consider starting using PrEP, regardless of gender or sexuality. But… what is PrEP? PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis....

Last year, we hosted a webinar on the impact of HIV and the role we all have to play in stopping the stigma surrounding it and normalising treatment and prevention. Since then, research has shown that HIV transmission in the UK is now most prevalent amongst...

National HIV Testing Week 2022 is taking place between February 7th until February 11th 2022. It is is a campaign to promote regular testing among the most affected population groups in England. This helps to reduce the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV and...

By Simphiwe Sesane, Registered Nurse and Love Sex Life LSL Community Champion In the London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham (LSL) individuals face some of the greatest sexual health inequalities, these include high rates of STIs/HIV, emergency contraception use and termination of pregnancy. [caption id="attachment_1441" align="alignright"...

Closing date: 7 October 2021Reference: LON1433Salary: £22,034 + London Weighting Allowance, pro-rata Hours: 2 posts at 22.5 hours per week and 30 hours per weekContract:  Fixed term 31st July 2022Location: Lambeth and SouthwarkInterview date:  TBC We would particularly welcome applicants who have experience of working with BME communities and/or experience...

insert_event_code_here; During Sexual Health Week 2021, Love Sex Life LSL, a Sexual and Reproductive Health Partnership aiming to reduce sexual health inequalities for Black communities, launched our first ever arts competition. The competition is open to Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham residents and residents to answer...

What is the Love Sex Life Sexual Health Campaign? #ConsentLSL Love Sex Life is excited to launch a campaign exploring the theme of the consent for Sexual Health Week 2021. Throughout the week, we'll be educating and informing local residents about the key to healthy relationships...

In 2021, research by FROMMARS showed that Lambeth has the highest rate of STI diagnoses in England, followed by Southwark at number 3 and Lewisham at number 12. With the added context of Black African and Caribbean residents making up 28% of the population across...