A plan's been unveiled to try to end all new cases of HIV in Greater Manchester within a generation.
The city-region is bidding to become a "Fast Track City" - part of a network of communities around the world which work together to take action, share best practice and tackle discrimination.
At the moment, there are 300 new HIV transmissions within Greater Manchester every year.
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham unveiled the plan at the Manchester Pride Candlelit Vigil, where thousands of people came together in Sackville Gardens to remember those lost to HIV.
It will see £1.3 million spent on targeted support for those living with HIV, or who are most at risk of transmission.
- Encouraging the use of PrEP and PEP medication amongst the most at-risk groups, which has been proven to stop HIV in its tracks
- Establishing new peer-led services and support tailored to individual needs
- Substantially increasing screening and testing at home, in the community and through sexual health services
- Maximising prompt and effective treatment for those diagnosed; and
- Challenging stigmas and other social and cultural barriers that prevent people accessing testing and support.
- Further promoting and encouraging safer sex practices.