To coincide with
National HIV Testing Week, NAM
is launching a free-to-use
online and smartphone tool, which lets you quickly find out where you can go
for an HIV test in the UK.
The new online tool allows
you to enter your location and get contact details for your local hospital or
clinic where HIV testing and other sexual health tests are available. An
advanced search option displays results on a map, and lists specialised clinics
(e.g. for gay men and young people) as well as out-of-office hours testing
locations and paid-for tests.
You can access the HIV test finder:
Director of NAM,
says: “Taking an HIV test can be a life-saving step. The UK is fortunate to have more than
600 excellent and free services, which mean testing is more convenient and
quicker than ever. Yet, despite this, nearly a quarter of people living with
HIV in the UK
are unaware of their status. We’re delighted the Big Lottery is funding our HIV test finder app, which we are launching
to coincide with National HIV Testing Week, a nationwide drive to reduce the
number of people with undiagnosed HIV. With NAM’s app, finding an HIV test has
become even easier.”
The iPhone app will
let you find a testing centre while out on the move, telephone and book an
appointment and use a map to get directions. Using the Facebook app will not
show up on your timeline. If you want to encourage your friends to take an HIV
test, you can share the app with them.
The arrival of the HIV test finder tool brings a new,
simple and convenient way for people to quickly and easily get the information
they need to get tested for HIV, in just a few clicks.
Used the HIV test finder? We’d love your
feedback, do get in touch with us on 020 3242 0820 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About NAM: NAM works to change lives by sharing information about HIV and
AIDS. We believe that, wherever you are in the world, having independent, clear
and accurate information is vital in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It enables
individuals and communities affected by HIV to protect themselves, care for
others, advocate for better services and challenge stigma and discrimination.
We produce useful information that you can trust, and make sure it is there for
anyone who needs it.
About National HIV
Testing Week: Testing week is a new
initiative run by the HIV Prevention England partnership and aims to encourage
people at high risk of HIV to take a test. National HIV Testing Week takes
place between 23rd and 30th November, and will be
promoted online and on radio. We will be tweeting from @aidsmap using the hashtag #HIVtestingweek to raise awareness of the week. You
can find out more about National HIV Testing Week on THT’s website.
the app: Visit www.aidsmap.com/hiv-test-finder from a web browser (on a smartphone or computer). To
download the iPhone app, visit the App Store and search for: HIV test finder or go to: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id577199759.
To find the app on Facebook, search for HIV
test finder on Facebook or go to: https://apps.facebook.com/hiv-test-finder/.
The app contains: The full address information and telephone contact details
of over 700 HIV testing locations across the UK, including sexual health
clinics, community testing projects, as well as private testing centres and
organisations that can support home testing.