Hello lovely people of the internet, I hope you’re all well as you read this.
For today’s blog I wanted to have a quick chat about EU Testing Week which is running from the 22nd to the 29th of November this year (check out their Twitter and website). And as the name suggests, it’s a week dedicated to getting people tested. Their mission is to get people to get tested to know their status to in turn end new transmissions of HIV and other Blood Born Viruses (hepatitis for example).
As I work with Terrence Higgins Trust (a HIV and BBV charity in the UK) I’ve already been seeing a ton of events and info so I thought I’d post a few of their posts here in case you haven’t seen them ^_^ (follow THT on Twitter!)
I know I’ve talked about getting tested before and I’m pretty sure we all know it’s an important thing to do if we’re sexually active but it’s also important to normalise getting tested and talking about our sexual health.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could get to the stage where going for an STI test was treated like going for a routine dental check up?
In exciting news – I learned last night during my buddy shift at the clinic, that there is now an online booking system (for the UK) to book your test! Fair enough the system feels a bit clunky but it exists! That’s awesome ^_^ I’m looking forward to being able to book an appointment online and not have to worry about it anymore.
And as always if you can spare some money to support the charities that provide testing services then please consider donating.
Hope you all have a wonderful week.