I’ve Tested for HIV, Have You?
The Brunswick Centre have launched this campaign, running throughout February to raise awareness of the facts around HIV and challenge many of the myths.
Visit the campaign page here
- 1 in 20 people living with HIV are unaware they have it. People can live with HIV for a long time without any symptoms.
- In 2020, 42% of people diagnosed with HIV in England were diagnosed late, this correlates to poorer long-term health outcomes.
- HIV medication (antiretroviral treatment, or ART) works by reducing the amount of the virus in the blood to undetectable levels. This means the levels of HIV are so low that the virus cannot be passed on. This is called having an undetectable viral load or being undetectable.
Much more information is available on The Brunswick Centre website and will be shared on social media across February. This includes members of the community and well-known faces sharing the key message ‘I’ve Tested For HIV, Have You?’.
The centre is hosting HIV testing at locations across the region throughout February and has details on where to get tested at any time on the website.
You can support the campaign in many ways:
- Visit the campaign page
- Share on your social channels
- Send a video saying, ‘I’ve Tested for HIV, Have You?’ (Email information in the campaign page or send via WhatsApp to 07599 471 369)