Confidential testing at Hackney CVS
On World AIDS Day, 1 December, Positive East held an HIV testing session at Hackney CVS.
Positive East aims to improve services for those living with or being affected by HIV. In Hackney it is easier and faster to get HIV tested and reduce late diagnosis as it was one of the first areas to introduce HIV testing in Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments as well as throughout our local hospital and primary care provisions.
Positive East have further free and confidential HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing. Read more
There is a wide range of local support services available to residents around HIV prevention, testing and treatment. For example, residents with mild or no symptoms can access free home kits to test for HIV and other STIs through the Sexual Health London portal or by contacting Positive East.
A list of support services available around HIV and sexual and reproductive health more generally can be found on the Hackney council website.
Residents can access online HIV and STI self-testing, as well as advice, peer support and counselling for people living HIV, through Positive East by telephone 020 7791 2855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm).
For children, young people and families affected by HIV, Body & Soul offers an array of free support, including peer support groups, one-to-one counselling, information and advocacy on a range of issues. To find out more, please call 020 7923 6880.