Diverse Communities Urged to Get Tested for HIV During Testing Week

The Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) is encouraging people from diverse communities to get tested for HIV during the HIV Testing Week. With around 9% of people with HIV in Australia unaware of their status, testing is crucial for the elimination of HIV transmission by 2030.

Barbara Luisi, Director of MHAHS, emphasized that HIV testing has never been more accessible, with a range of options available.

"These testing options are widely available and easily accessible, allowing individuals to take control of their health and well-being," says Ms Luisi. Options available 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 booklet "HIV: What You Need to Know" which is available for download as an e-booklet at https://mhahs.org.au/index.php/en/hiv/hiv-what-you-need-to-know. The booklet contains essential information about HIV, testing, treatment, and living with HIV.

For those who prefer a private testing option, they can choose Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing which can be ordered online at https://mhahs.org.au/index.php/en/hiv/testing-for-hiv-at-home. DBS testing is easy to use and provides accurate results in a matter of days.

MHAHS is running a multimedia campaign across 10 communities, which includes a toolkit containing details of HIV booklets, videos, radio announcements, and social media tiles. The toolkit is designed to help organizations and individuals promote HIV testing and awareness in their communities. For more information, visit https://www.mhahs.org.au/index.php/ar/dbs-kit

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