Dr Christian Jessen gives Coleen and Saira a HIV test live on air and he discusses HIV and the importance of HIV testing.   From series 20, broadcast in HIV Testing Week last year.  

National HIV Testing Week

Annual National HIV Testing Week promotes HIV testing to gay and bisexual men and black African men and women.  These groups make up seven out of 10 people in the UK living with HIV.

The week is coordinated by HIV Prevention England with support and participation from organisations in the public like LASS, statutory and private sectors. It promotes the benefits of regular testing and treatment for both the individual and the community.  The ultimate goal is to increase regular HIV testing in the most affected groups.

Last year hundreds of organisations participated by raising awareness, providing extra testing opportunities and promoting services.

  National HIV Testing Week 2016 begins on Saturday 19 November and LASS have a range of events throughout the week and also for World AIDS Day which is observed on December 1st each year.

For more information on our open days and how we’re participating, please visit our events page.  For more information on how you can get tested for HIV, please visit our HIV testing pages.