We are delighted to be able to share the early key findings from our innovative regional project that delivered HIV testing in workplaces. Not only do our findings demonstrate how acceptable providing an HIV test is in a workplace, we also discovered that 95% of participants who received the follow up text messaging service were inspired to make a positive change to their own lives to better protect their own health.
As we approach National HIV testing week (19-26 November) and World AIDS day on 1st Dec we invite you to use this information to encourage readers to find out their own HIV status and challenge the stigma and discrimination that still surrounds people living with HIV. An overwhelming majority of attendees at the healthy hub events considered the HIV test to be an acceptable element of workplace health checks and over 99% of participants found our information informative and easy to understand.
The project was funded by Public Health England as one of the HIV innovation awards and delivered by a partnership of local HIV awareness voluntary organisations. The evaluation is being completed by Nottingham University.
HIV organisations across the county are opening extra days or evenings to encourage uptake of HIV Testing. Locally, LASS are open over the next two Saturdays (19th & 26th November) and on Tuesday evening (22nd November) for people who may not be able to access our normal opening times during the day. More information on our additional opening times are available on our Events Page.
Please contact us if you would like more information.