Launch for new way to test HIV

Emma Sunderland-Hansen, Kiera Baillie, fundraiser Debbie Webb and Rachel Hibbert. Picture: Keith Woodland

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A NEW way of accessing testing for HIV infection is available.

Solent NHS Trust’s Sexual Health Service has launched Rapid HIV testing in community settings across Hampshire. The free service allows clients to receive their result within a minute.

Andrew Smith, Sexual Health Promotion and HIV Prevention Lead, said: ‘Rapid HIV testing is an opportunity to normalise HIV testing and offers opportunities for people to access a test outside of a clinical setting.’

It will be launched at Friendship House in Elm Grove, Southsea on Wednesday, March 26 at 3pm.