Free HIV tests to take place in Wisbech

Free HIV tests to take place in Wisbech. Picture: THT

Free HIV tests to take place in Wisbech. Picture: THT


A free, confidential event for students to take a HIV test will be held at the Wisbech campus of the College of West Anglia.

Sexual health charity The Terrence Higgins Trust is calling on people to 'Give HIV the finger' by taking a simple, painless and quick finger prick HIV test.

The event will take place tomorrow (November 21) from 10am to 2pm.

You may also want to watch:

It comes as part of HIV Testing Week taking place this week across Cambridgeshire.

Emma McLaven, service manager at Terrence Higgins Trust, said: "We need to work together as a community to reduce the stigma around HIV and encourage people that might be at risk to get tested.

"Testing is nothing to be fearful of or embarrassed about. There is nothing embarrassing about making sure your sexual health is a priority."

A recent Public Health England report estimated that 1 in 14 people in the UK are living with HIV and remain undiagnosed.

If you value what this gives you, please consider supporting our work. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Wisbech Standard