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National HIV Testing Week

NATIONAL HIV TESTING WEEK (NHIVTW) week commencing Saturday 16 November        

NHIVTW raises awareness of the importance of HIV testing, as well as increasing opportunities to test – be it in clinical, primary care or community-based rapid testing. 
In the UK, the combination prevention approach to HIV has led to a substantial decline in HIV diagnoses for the first time. However, the work must not stop here. There was a small increase in late diagnoses between 2015 (39%) and 2017 (43%), which means testing is still as important as ever.

We are looking for people who will champion HIV testing during the national campaign. Why not film a short 10 – 20 second clip which can be on your phone and then tweeted during National HIV Testing Week.
This will:

  • Champion HIV testing
  • Champion awareness raising
  • Champion HIV activism

#HIVChampions
#WADMerseyside
@sahirhouse
#HIVTestWeek

For more information about how to be #HIVChampions contact Serena Cavanagh at Sahir House info@sahir.uk.com

See list below where you can access FREE HIV testing on Merseyside supporting National HIV Testing Week 2019

Name:            HIV testing
Date:              Tuesday 19 November
Time:              1pm – 3pm
Venue:            Sahir House, L2 2AH
Contact:          0151 237 3989
Further info:    full sexual health screening also available, just drop in

Name:             HIV testing
Date:               Wednesday 20 November
Time:               2pm – 5pm
Venue:            Armistead, L1 4AF
Contact:          0151 247 6560
Further info:    full sexual health screening also available, just drop in

Name:             HIV information session and HIV testing
Date:               Thursday 21 November
Time:               evening
Venue:            YPAS
Contact:          Chris Porter
Further info:   HIV testing available for young people accessing this service

Name:            HIV testing and seminar
Date:              Thursday 21 November
Time:              11am – 2.30pm
Venue:            Liverpool Community College
Contact:          HIV Community Nurses 0151 295 8650
Further info:   HIV seminar for students followed by opportunity for HIV testing with other services available offering sexual health advice and information

Name:             HIV testing
Date:               Thursday 21 November
Time:               2pm – 5pm
Venue:            Armistead, L1 4AF
Contact:          0151 247 6560
Further info:    full sexual health screening also available, just drop in

Name:             HIV testing
Date:               Thursday 21 November
Time:               7pm – 1.30am
Venue:            Townhouse, Wirral
Contact:          Sahir House 0151 237 3989
Further info:   rapid HIV testing, also offering chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing

Name:             HIV testing
Date:               Friday 22nd November
Time:               10am – 3pm
Venue:            Hartington Road Clinic, Lesseps Road, Liverpool L8 0SG
Contact:          HIV Community Nurses – 0151 295 8650 – hiv.communitynurses@rlbuht.nhs.uk 
Further info:   Drop in for a rapid HIV test with results available in 15 minutes

Name:             HIV testing
Date:               Tuesday 26 November
Time:               1pm – 3pm
Venue:            Sahir House, L2 2AH
Contact:          0151 237 39879
Further info:    full sexual health screening also available, just drop in

Name:             HIV testing
Date:               Wednesday 27 November
Time:               2pm – 5pm
Venue:            Armistead, L1 4AF
Contact:          0151 247 6560
Further info:    full sexual health screening also available, just drop in

Name:             HIV testing
Date:               Thursday 28th November
Time:               12.15pm – 4pm
Venue:            Tomorrows Women, Laurence’s Old School Site, Beckwith Street East, CH41 3JE
Contact:          Sahir House 0151 237 3989
Further info:    rapid HIV testing, also offering chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing

Name:             HIV testing
Date:               Thursday 28 November
Time:               2pm – 5pm
Venue:             Armistead, L1 4AF
Contact:           0151 247 6560
Further info:     full sexual health screening also available, just drop in

Name:             HIV testing
Date:               Thursday 28 November
Time:               1pm – 3pm
Venue:             St Brides Church, Percy Street
Contact:           Armistead 0151 247 6560
Further info:    full sexual health screening also available, just drop in

Name:             HIV testing
Date:               Saturday 30 November
Time:               10am – 1pm
Venue:             Museum of Liverpool https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/contact/
Contact:           Armistead 0151 247 6560
Further info:    Drop in for a free rapid HIV testing service and find out more about HIV awareness and  
                        activism in Liverpool.

For all regular HIV testing opportunities on Merseyside see list and links below:

Liverpool
http://www.sexualhealthliverpool.co.uk/home/help-and-support/hiv-testing.aspx

Wirral
https://www.sexualhealthwirral.nhs.uk/hiv-aids/getting-tested-for-hiv-we-can-help/
https://w-spot.org/get-tested/

St Helens
http://www.sthk.nhs.uk/atoz/Lists/Services/ServiceDisplay.aspx?ID=32

Knowsley
https://www.sexualhealthknowsley.nhs.uk/stis/hiv/

Sefton
https://www.seftonsexualhealth.nhs.uk/all-about-us/clinic-times-and-locations/

“When I was asked to take part in this campaign, I was very glad to do so. I took the test because I believe that it will help our health as a nation if millions more people knew their HIV status for sure. Given the history of fear and stigma around HIV, I understand that people may be reluctant to be tested – but knowledge is the best way to destroy fear. Taking the test is easy and free, with the results back in minutes. It should become normal for all of us. The staff who dealt with me were lovely and completely put me at my ease. So if you have been putting this off I say ‘Don’t worry. Go, take the test, become sure of your HIV status, and face the future with confidence!”

Paul Bayes
Bishop of Liverpool

https://www.hivpreventionengland.org.uk/campaigns/national-hiv-testing-week/