National HIV Testing Week
Now in its fourth year, National HIV Testing Week (NHTW) promotes HIV testing to gay and bisexual men and black African men and women. These groups make up seven out of 10 people in the UK living with HIV.
You can get involved in two ways:
Download or order free resources
Last year over 750,000 free resources were ordered and distributed across England. Download or order free National HIV Testing Week 2015 resources (as well as other items from the It Starts With Me campaign) now.
Register your testing event
NHTW welcomes the participation of any group or organisation working in HIV prevention with gay/bisexual men or Africans. You can register your testing event and it will appear in the Test Finder on It Starts With Me.
Branding, costs and quantities
On some materials their is space for local branding and information, please contact email@example.com for more information. All resources are free, but quantities may be limited.
If you have any questions about National HIV Testing Week please email: HPE@tht.org.uk. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter and tweet using #HIVTestWeek and #imtesting.
The week is co-ordinated by HIV Prevention England (HPE) with support and participation from organisations in the public, statutory and private sectors, and promotes the benefits of regular testing and treatment for both the individual and community.
It raises awareness of the importance of HIV testing, as well as increasing opportunities to test - be it in clinical settings, in primary care, through community-based rapid testing or via postal testing. The ultimate goal is to increase regular HIV testing in the most affected groups.
Last year hundreds of organisations participated by raising awareness, providing extra testing opportunities and promoting services - with many using NHTW resources.
NHTW welcomes the participation of any organisation whose work reaches England’s key populations affected by HIV.
A survey of organisations and clinics which participated in NHTW 2014 found:
- 96% of agencies agreed that NHTW was a valuable addition to our HIV prevention efforts.
- 86% of all agencies agreed NHTW had increased their capacity to impact on their community or clients.
- 98% indicated they will be supporting NHTW again in 2015.
Know Your Needs
Knowing the needs of your local area is the best way of understanding what is working and what needs to improve. You can find out how your area is doing in comparison to the national average for HIV prevalence and late HIV diagnoses by using our online tool.
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