In sixty seconds, you’ll know.
If you’ve put off arranging an HIV test because you’re worried about the results, this Thursday there’s an opportunity to take control of your health and get tested.
The Sexual Health Centre will be providing free rapid HIV testing with results in one minute at Chambers on Washington Street on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 from 6pm until 8pm.
There’s currently no cure for HIV, but there are very effective drug treatments that enable most people with the virus to live a long and healthy life. The key is seeking treatment as soon as possible.
“It is important to remember that with appropriate treatment people with HIV can have a healthy sexual life without the risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partner.” said a Sexual Health Centre spokesperson.
“Starting antiretroviral treatment as soon as possible, and sustaining it as part of your everyday routine, is the best way of ensuring that your immune system stays strong.”
The test takes just a couple of minutes and involves a simple finger prick.
Here’s a quick demo:
CIT Student President Aaron Buckley has taken the test and commented on its simplicity and accessibility.
“I was in and out in a quarter of an hour. Susan and the team inside the Sexual Health Centre were fantastic and I would highly recommend using the services that they offer.”
For updates on the next free Rapid HIV Testing events happening in Cork, check out the Sexual Health Centre events page.