The Dean Street Wellbeing programme: culturally tailored community engagement programmes to combat a challenging epidemic

David Stuart and Leigh Chislett
56 Dean Street, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Europe’s first venereal disease (VD) clinic for men was set up in Dean Street, Soho, London in 1862. Though much has changed, Soho continues to be a vibrant and cosmopolitan area, particularly for LGBT Londoners who are more susceptible to a concentrated HIV epidemic that requires a creative and culturally competent social response beyond the ‘practice safe sex, test and treat’ model that remains prevalent within the NHS and third-sector organisations. Read more. . .