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Give HIV the finger!

22/11/2018

National HIV Testing Week runs from November 17th - 23rd.

The purpose of the week is to promote regular testing among the most affected population groups and to reduce the rates of undiagnosed people and those diagnosed late.

The only way to know for sure whether you have HIV is to get tested. It's never been easier to get an HIV test and to get a result quickly. You can get a test in person or order tests online, with free and paid-for options. Many tests will provide you with a result in a just a few minutes.

SH:24 provides free and confidential sexual and reproductive health services 24 hours a day, that you can access from your phone. NHS have a mapping tool for you to find HIV testing services in your area, click here.

With an early diagnosis and effective treatments, most people with HIV won't develop any AIDS-related illnesses and will live a near-normal lifespan.

How often should you test for HIV?

Testing at least once a year for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is good sexual health practice for everyone who is sexually active, even if you know you haven't put yourself at risk of infection.

Read more about HIV symptoms, causes and treatments here. 

Remove the stigma, and give HIV the finger!

 

 

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