National HIV Testing Week



Countdown….11 days to go!

Following the success of England’s first National HIV Testing Week in 2012, the event is now established as a permanent part of the HIV prevention calendar. It has inspired a similar event across Europe this year, European HIV Testing Week.  In addition to increased testing activity locally, people and organisations can pledge support for testing and for this dedicated week through social media.

Aims of National HIV Testing Week 2013

  • To increase testing among the most at-risk populations across England.
  • To increase awareness and acceptability of HIV testing.
  • To increase access to HIV testing in both community and statutory settings in order to improve early diagnosis and treatment of HIV (and thus reduce onward transmission) among those most at risk.

Our HIV testing service will be available at a range of settings and events during National HIV Testing week:

  • Saturday 23rd November 9:30 – 11:…

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About thepositivevoice

We originally set out to advocate and campaign for and on behalf of people living with HIV in Greater Manchester. But we chose to slightly change our name by adding beyond. Therefore our name is Greater Manchester & Beyond of People Living With HIV & AIDS. Cause there are many issues that affects people living with HIV we now look ate other health and social care issues that will affect people living with HIV in their everyday lives. For the purpose of this site we have chosen a strap-line name hence our user name here - this is of course "thepositivevoice". The reason for this is often the issues that affect us can be quite daunting and discriminatory to our very existence. So whatever negative we hear and see - we endeavour to turn that into a positive. There are many examples where a negative has turned into a positive and one of those example is the term "Queer" - well that is also quite interesting as some people in the lesbian and gay community don't like that very word - some have decided to own it. Therefore any person that calls another person (the example here) queer - some gay people will reply yes we are. As time moves on and I as the author of this blog - information will be never-ending. So watch this space.
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