National HIV Testing Week

National HIV Testing Week is a targeted, high profile, national campaign that encourages England’s key populations most affected by HIV to consider taking an HIV test. These groups include gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and African people. HIV Prevention England organises National HIV Testing Week and LASS are proud to offer a completely free and confidential rapid HIV test.  National HIV Testing Week is between 22-30 November 2014, however we offer HIV tests all year round.

Leicester is one of the most diverse cities in the UK and the largest in the East Midlands with only half the population describing themselves as ‘White British’.

Alongside English, around 70 languages and/or dialects are spoken in the city. In addition to English, eight languages are commonly spoken: Gujarati, Punjabi, Somali, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali and Polish.

With continuing migration into the city, new languages and dialects from Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe are also being spoken.

This is why our advert speaks in 15 international languages and our message is clear! It is better to know your own HIV status and it’s so easy to get a HIV test at LASS, you’ll have the result within a minute!

Our team of volunteers have specialist training to provide a free and confidential test, we also have a fantastic support team to provide after-care and further information if required. We also have established network links so we can refer to more specialist agencies all around Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland so you can be sure to get expert advice for your needs.

We also have a support group “LhivE”, a group of people from Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland who are living with HIV. Living with HIV brings a whole set of its own issues and LhivE demonstrate that people living with HIV can lead fulfilling and safe lives with choices.

We hope you like our advert and hope that you’ll feel comfortable to contact us if you would like a free and confidential test. Please visit: lass.org.uk for further information.

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