This week is National HIV Testing Week, a campaign to promote regular testing in England. Regular testing helps to reduce the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV and those diagnosed late.
Testing for HIV is quick, free confidential and easy. People can live with HIV for a long time without any symptoms, but testing is the only way to know your HIV status.
If you have HIV, finding out means you can start treatment, stay healthy and avoid passing the virus on to anyone else.
You can test:
- By ordering a free test online here
- At a sexual health clinic, including ones near to campus
- At your GP, including at the University GP service
Anyone diagnosed with HIV in the UK can access free treatment and support. University of Manchester graduate Kieran Yates studied an MSc in Medical Virology following his diagnosis with HIV. He recently shared his story, and busted some HIV myths, in an article for Student News.