Shaka Services

http://shakaservices.org.uk/
Shaka Services is a charitable specialist sexual health organisation based in South London. It provides high quality, culturally appropriate care and support services and free advice on a range of issues including sexual health, HIV treatment, emotional support, welfare rights, social care, housing and immigration. The organisation works mainly with African/Caribbean and Asian people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS who live in the Greater London area. Shaka's primary aim is to promote better sexual health awareness and safer sex in order to tackle both HIV/AIDS prevention and related sexual health issues (i.e. sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies and abortions).

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)