The Blanche Heriot Unit at St Peter’s Hospital joined forces with the Terrence Higgins Trust to raise awareness and provide testing and advice on Monday 24 November and Wednesday 26 November as part of National HIV Testing Week and on Monday 1 December in support of World AIDS Day.

An information stand was available in the foyer of St Peter’s Hospital - which will be returning on Monday 1 December in support of World AIDS Day - with volunteers from the Terrence Higgins Trust, who gave out information leaflets and free condoms. They were also there to signpost staff, visitors and patients to the Blanche Heriot Unit where a HIV test and an asymptomatic screen were on offer, which tested for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis. The screening and testing will also be available on Monday.

Charlotte Broughton, the Sister in the Blanche Heriot Unit said: “The team at Blanche Heriot in association with the Terrence Higgins Trust believe sexual wellbeing and raising awareness of HIV testing is important especially on National Testing Week and on World AIDS Day. We wanted to try and remind visitors, patients and staff that we are here to offer sexual health screening and HIV testing.”

 

The photo above shows Community Support Workers Violet Kushonga and Rochelle German from the Terrence Higgins Trust raising awareness on HIV Testing Week.