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It's national HIV Testing Week (18 - 24 Nov)

09 November 2017

We're supporting national HIV Testing Week (18-24 November), a nationwide campaign to encourage testing and help reduce transmission rates of HIV.

You may have seen the recent Coronation Street storyline where Seb, a young, straight male, has just found out he has become infected with HIV after having sex with somebody who was carrying the virus. This just shows that although some people are deemed higher risk - men who have sex with men, people from different ethnic backgrounds, people who share needles - it’s really important everyone gets tested to be sure.

We are encouraging anyone who hasn’t had an HIV test to come along to one of our clinics and have a test. Even if you’ve had a test, but have changed your sexual partner it’s important to have another test.

Testing for HIV has never been easier. It’s confidential and free from our service and anyone accessing our everyday clinics can ask for an HIV test. 

As well as our usual clinics we are running extra drop-in clinics during national HIV Testing Week at St Catherine’s Health Centre and Victoria Central Health Centre offering HIV blood testing:

  • Monday 20 November, 8.00am - 12noon, St Catherine’s Health Centre, Derby Road, Birkenhead
  • Tuesday 21 November,  8.00am - 12noon, Victoria Central Health Centre
  • Wednesday 22 November, 4.00pm - 7.00pm, St Catherine’s Health Centre, St Catherine’s Health Centre, Derby Road, Birkenhead
  • Thursday 23 November, 10.00am - 2.00pm, St Catherine’s Health Centre, St Catherine’s Health Centre, Derby Road, Birkenhead

Testing regularly is important to knowing your HIV status. People should not be afraid of having an HIV test.

Testing for HIV is quick, simple and confidential.

Take the test!