The Eddystone Trust are now urging people across the South West to find out their HIV status as we are supporting National HIV Testing Week, which runs from Monday 1st February to Sunday 7th February,
This year there is a focus on HIV testing at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdown has meant that most people have had fewer sexual partners, if any at all, and now is the perfect time to be sure you know your HIV status. The week encourages people to have a free, quick and confidential HIV test, particularly those in groups most affected by HIV, including gay and bisexual men and black African men and women.
James Mead, Development Lead for Prevention at The Eddystone Trust, said:
‘Testing from home is the safest option for us all. You can order a FREE HIV self-test kit straight to your door, equipped with detail instructions on how to use. Getting tested regularly should be something we’re all doing in order to protect ourselves.
‘If you test positive, effective treatment means you can live as long as anyone else, and when the amount of the virus in your blood is reduced to undetectable levels, this means you cannot pass on HIV. Testing puts you in control and isn’t something to be afraid of.’
Self-testing kits can be ordered during HIV Testing Week by visiting the following link http://bit.ly/3qz6gPR
If you wanted to discuss HIV with us then you can also reach out to us on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 0800 328 3508