Leicestershire AIDS Support Services

http://www.lass.org.uk/
Leicestershire AIDS Support Services (LASS) is an independent voluntary organisation that was set up in 1987 to provide a range of services for people in the City of Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland, affected by HIV/AIDS. The organisation works to prevent the spread of HIV and to promote positive sexual health through education, training, and community initiatives.

Support Stats & Facts

  • Black African MSM appear twice as likely to contract HIV as other ethnic groups

    (Sigma Research, 2011)

  • BAME MSM make up 0.1% of the total population in the UK, but 13% of MSM diagnosed with HIV.

    (Nastal-3, PHE, 2013)

  • Black MSM are also twice as likely to report homophobic attacks in their local area compared to the white population - 13% compared to 6% respectively

    (Stonewall, 2013)