The first National HIV Testing Week takes place from 23-30 November 2012 in the run up to World AIDS Day on 1 December.
During the week, many organisations in England are teaming up to encourage gay men and African people to take an HIV test. These are the people most at risk of getting HIV. Across England, organisations will offer more opportunities to test, both in clinics and in the community.
The week aims to:
These aims will help to reduce the number of people who are diagnosed late with HIV. Early diagnosis helps people to manage their HIV and also reduces the risk of passing it on to other people.