The initiative aims to encourage persons to take proactive steps in maintaining their health. This year's theme, "Level Up Your Self Love: Check Your Status," emphasises the importance of self-care and knowing your HIV status as a vital part of maintaining your health.

During this week, the Public Health Department will offer free HIV testing at various partner sites throughout the community. These events aim to increase awareness about HIV , reduce stigma, and encourage everyone to take proactive steps towards their health.

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The HIV testing procedure involves a quick and simple blood test. No appointment is necessary during the specified times on the HIV schedule and wait times will be short.

The results will be available within three working days or less and given to the patient in person only at the clinic where they took the test. This is to protect the individual’s confidentiality and offer post-test counselling.