National HIV Testing Week
National HIV Testing Week (6-12 February) is a campaign to promote regular testing among the most-affected population groups in England.
UHB Charity is proud to work with UHB NHS Foundation Trust, the Saving Lives Charity, Umbrella Sexual Health Service, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham LGBT, the Hepatitis C Trust and patient groups to help spread awareness of the importance of testing.
This week our van was out and about at different locations across Birmingham, offering free HIV and Hepatitis B and C testing to anyone who needed it. The team from University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and the Saving Lives Charity did a fantastic job. Their aim is to eliminate HIV, Hepatitis B and C from Birmingham by 2030.
One of the team told us, "Having the van allows us to visit people all over Birmingham and therefore provide care to more people than ever before. It is so important to be able to offer testing so that people can know their status. The test itself is very easy. It’s important for people to know that anyone diagnosed with HIV in the UK can access free treatment and support."
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