Free HIV tests in Weston-super-Mare

The MAVIS bus will be out in the town centre.

The MAVIS bus will be out in the town centre. - Credit: Archant

People in North Somerset are being urged to take a free HIV test.

The free tests are being rolled out as part of National HIV Testing Week.

The finger-prick test is quick and painless and could prolong lives as it enables people to get treatment quicker.

It is recommended people get tested for HIV at least once a year, or more frequently if you have had unprotected sex or more than one partner.

The national campaign, run by HIV Prevention England, is being supported by North Somerset Council.

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Testing is taking place on Saturday from 2-6pm on the MAVISbus at the Italian Gardens and from 6-9pm in the Proud Bar, in Boulevard.

Cllr Jill Iles, assistant executive member with responsibility for public health, said: “I’d urge everyone to have the test – it’s quick, easy and painless and puts you in control of your health.”

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