The Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) is urging diverse communities to get tested for HIV during HIV Testing Week. About 9% of people with HIV in Australia are unaware of their status, making testing crucial for eliminating HIV transmission by 2030.
Barbara Luisi, Director of MHAHS, highlights the accessibility of HIV testing options. These options include Rapid HIV Testing, Home-based Testing, and Dried Blood Spot Testing. For more information, visit https://mhahs.org.au/index.php/en/hiv/testing-options.
MHAHS is also promoting their award-winning e-booklet, "HIV: What You Need to Know," which provides essential information about HIV, testing, treatment, and living with HIV. It can be downloaded at https://mhahs.org.au/index.php/en/hiv/hiv-what-you-need-to-know.
For those preferring private testing, Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing is available for online ordering at https://mhahs.org.au/index.php/en/hiv/testing-for-hiv-at-home. DBS testing is user-friendly and provides accurate results within days.
MHAHS is conducting a multimedia campaign in 10 communities, featuring a toolkit with HIV booklets, videos, radio announcements, and social media tiles. This toolkit aims to support organizations and individuals in promoting HIV testing and awareness in their communities. For more information, visit https://www.mhahs.org.au/index.php/en/dbs-kit.
For further inquiries, contact Sonam Paljor at 0436 649 000 or email