We all want to stop the spread of HIV, but it takes each of us to accept our responsibilities to make it happen.
In the leather community, we engage in many practices which can potentially expose people to the risk of STIs and whatever we’re into, we need to know the risks, be informed and make our choices based on accurate information. Knowing our own HIV status is part of this.
Getting tested is a key part of making informed life choices. As the Starts With Me Campaign says on its website:
They are advocating a simple strategy to help all of us combat HIV infection: Test – Treat – Protect – Take Action. And to support that first stage, testing, the charity is promoting National HIV Testing Week.
19th – 25th November
There are various options for getting tested for HIV including testing at your local sexual health clinic, GP surgery or local HIV organisation. You can also test at home using either a postal test or a self test. Follow these links to find out more and get started: