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National HIV Testing Week

National HIV Testing Week

The annual National HIV Testing Week (NHTW) promotes HIV testing to gay and bisexual men and black African men and women. These groups make up seven out of 10 people in the UK living with HIV.

The week is co-ordinated by HIV Prevention England (HPE) with support and participation from organisations in the public, statutory and private sectors. It promotes the benefits of regular testing and treatment for both the individual and the community.

It raises awareness of the importance of HIV testing, as well as increasing opportunities to test – be it in clinical settings, in primary care, through community-based rapid testing or via postal testing. The ultimate goal is to increase regular HIV testing in the most affected groups.

Last year hundreds of organisations participated by raising awareness, providing extra testing opportunities and promoting services – with many using NHTW resources.

NHTW 2016 ran from Saturday 19 November to Friday 25 November. This year, NHTW starts on Saturday 18 November. For more information on NHTW go to the HPE website

What can you do?

Would you like to get involved with National HIV Testing Week? Let us know:

Chamut Kifetew
Email: hpe@tht.org.uk

Jacob

It Starts With Me

If we all test we can stop HIV.

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