The HSE, in partnership with a number of Sexual Health Organisations around Ireland is providing free Rapid HIV testing this week to mark World AIDS Day 2016 on 1st December .
A Rapid HIV Test involves a fingertip prick which takes a small sample of blood and is applied to the test kit, the result is available in 60 seconds. If there is a 'reactive' result they will be referred to the hospital where a blood test will be taken to confirm this result.
Free Rapid HIV testing takes place at the following locations
- The Sexual Health Centre in Cork will be welcoming anyone who would like to take a Rapid HIV Test between 9am and 5pm on 1st December at 16 Peter's Street, Cork and between 6pm-9pm in Chambers Bar, Washington Street, Cork.
- AIDS West in Galway will be welcoming anyone who would like to take a Rapid HIV Test on Tuesday 29th November between 5:00pm and 8:00pm at the Teach Solais LGBT Resource Centre, Merchants Road, Galway.
- GOSHH (Gender, Orientation, Sexual Health, HIV) in Limerick will be welcoming anyone who would like to take a Rapid HIV Test between 9.30am and 8.30pm on 1st December at GOSHH, Redwood Place, 18 Davis St, Limerick.
- Rapid HIV testing is taking place on December 1st in Outhouse, Capel Street, Dublin between 9am and 1pm, Panti Bar, Capel Street, Dublin between 4.30pm and 7.30pm and The George, Georges Street, Dublin between 8pm and 10pm.
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