National HIV Testing Week (18-24 November) is an initiative by HIV Prevention England, funded by Public Health England, and coordinated by Terrence Higgins Trust, with support, partnership and participation from organisations across the public, statutory and private sectors, including Spectra.
This year we’re asking people to raise their finger and share a message of support.
National HIV Testing Week aims to show how easy, empowering, quick and confidential it is to get tested for HIV… and why it’s nothing to be feared.
It is important to get tested regularly for HIV if you are sexually active and when you change sexual partners. HIV often has no symptoms. Testing is the only way to be sure of your HIV status.
Getting tested for HIV means that, if you are infected with the virus, you can receive HIV treatment and care before the infection damages your health. It also means you will reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to your partner. HIV is passed on through bodily fluids (such as semen, vaginal fluid and blood).
Most cases of HIV transmission in London are through sex, which is why condoms are important in reducing that risk, as well as other new methods such as PrEP.
Condoms also protect against other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia.
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