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HIV Testing Week 2012

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:

  • Increase the numbers of gay men and African people taking an HIV test
  • Raise awareness in the gay and African communities of the importance of testing
  • Increase the number of opportunities to take a test at clinics and in the community

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.

Related links

UK National Guidelines for HIV Testing

Visit the THT website to find out more about HIV testing and whether you're at risk

Read more information about HIV Prevention England