National HIV Testing Week (NHTW)

 

NHTW, which starts on the 21st November, is a national campaign that encourages populations most affected by HIV to consider taking an HIV test. These groups include gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), and African people.

The campaign aims to increase HIV testing among populations most affected by HIV by:

• increasing awareness and acceptability of HIV testing
• increasing access to HIV testing

 

Why is HIV testing important?

There are 25,872 people in the UK living with HIV who don’t know they have it. As these people are unaware they are living with HIV, they are not accessing treatment or care. As a result, their long-term health is at risk and, unknowingly, they remain the primary source for onward transmission.

 

Where can I get tested?                                                       

 

Abacus
Mon – Thurs: 10.00 – 6.00pm
Friday: 10.00 – 4.00pm
Saturday: 11.00 – 4.00pm
Sunday: 12 noon – 3.00pm

Armistead (Rapid HIV Testing Sessions Only)
Each Wednesday 2.00-3.30pm
Additionally Wednesday 25th November 12.00 – 8.00pm

Royal Liverpool GUM / Centre for Sexual Health
Monday 10am - 1pm and 3pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday 9am -12pm and 1:30pm - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm and 1:30pm - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 1pm and 3pm - 6:30pm
Friday 9am - 12pm and 1:00pm - 3:30pm

The Blood Borne Virus Team at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust are also holding a HIV/AIDS ‘Ask Anything’ Question and Answer session for patients, visitors and staff, at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, on Friday 27th November. The drop-in session will run from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm, in the Tutorial Room, outside GUM on the 1st Floor (ABC side).  

Health Information Centre, Hanover St (Rapid HIV Testing sessions only)
Tuesday 24th November 11.00 - 3.00pm
Thursday 26th November 11.00 – 3.00pm

St Brides Church (Rapid HIV Testing session only)
Wednesday 2nd December 11.00- 3.00pm 

Alien Sex Club, Camp & Furnace (Rapid HIV Testing Sessions only)
Friday 6th November 5 – 7pm
Saturday 7th November 1-4pm & 5 – 6pm
Friday 13th November 1 – 4pm
Friday 20 November 1 – 4pm
Saturday 21 November 1 – 4pm
Sunday 22nd November 2 – 4pm
Friday 27th November 5 – 7pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Saturday 28th November 1 – 4pm

 

Where can I find more information about NHTW?


To find out more about the national NHTW campaign, visit:

www.StartsWithMe.org.uk

 NationalHIVTestingWeek
@startswith_me, #hivtestweek

 

Where can I find more information about HIV?


www.sexualhealthliverpool.co.uk/home/help-and-support/hiv.aspx 

www.sahir.org.uk