National HIV Testing Week
Launches on 18 November 2017
National HIV Testing Week 2017 launches on 18th November and is an annual campaign which promotes HIV testing to most at risk people, including men who have sex with men and Black African men and women.
This key milestone will increase the opportunities for people to get tested and to also learn more about HIV. There are a number of ways to get a free, simple and confidential HIV test, including testing with PaSH partners BHA for Equality (Black African people) and LGBT Foundation (gay, bi and other men who have sex have with men).
Get a Test
1 You can get a simple finger prick test (results in 20 minutes) To find your nearest testing venue go here
2 Free postal test kit https://www.test.hiv/
3 You can also seek testing all year round at a GP surgery and at the local sexual health (GUM) clinic.
An estimated 103,700 people are living with HIV in the UK and 6,000 people are diagnosed every year according to Public Health England. Of these, 13% are undiagnosed and do not know about their HIV infection, which means they are not accessing life-saving treatment and care.
Individuals who are most at risk are recommended to test at least once each year. Testing for HIV puts you in control and, thanks to treatment, will stop you from getting seriously ill, enable you to live a normal lifespan and can lower your risk of passing the virus on to anyone else.