World AIDs Day 1st December 2020

World AIDs Day

The theme for this years ‘World AIDs Day’ is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact”

 What is world AIDs Day?

Approximately 34 million people in the world are living with HIV/AIDS, the majority of these in sub-Saharan Africa. The United Nations, in conjunction with the World Health Organisation, has declared 1 December World AIDS Day.

How to prevent the spreading

Ending the HIV Epidemic points out four key things we can do to eliminate the HIV/AIDS epidemic:

  • Diagnosing people with HIV as early as possible,
  • Treating people with HIV rapidly
  • Preventing new infections by implementing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and syringe services programs (SSPsR)
  • Responding quickly to potential HIV outbreaks.

Getting tested for HIV

There are various options for getting tested for HIV including testing at your local sexual health clinic, GP surgery or local HIV organisation. You can also test at home using either a postal test or a self-test.

Home Testing Kits

Do you want a sexual health check-up for peace of mind?

We offer home testing kits for STI. Your kit will arrive in discreet packaging, labelled with your name, address and a returns label. To order one please click onto the link:

https://www.thenorthernsexualhealth.co.uk/order-a-home-sti-test-kit

Once you have completed the test kit, just pop your test(s) and form into the box, then into the free post envelope and put it in your nearest post box, back to us.

Once we have received your kit your tests will then be processed, and results given in approximately 3 weeks.

If you have any queries, please contact: thenorthernISH.homekit@mft.nhs.uk.