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Football Saving Lives 2018

Saturday 17th November sees the start of National HIV Testing Week 2018. Saving Lives along with our Football Ambassadors are encouraging everyone to get tested, know their HIV status & educate themselves on U = U. Over thirty years has passed since the first HIV diagnosis in the UK, and in those thirty years we’ve made some incredible progress towards ending HIV and improving life for those living with the virus – but there’s still much more to be done.  Luckily getting tested has never been easier.… Read the rest

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Positive About HIV: Doctors, Footballers and Communities Unite To Fight Stigma

Saving Lives has been promoting HIV testing in the gay and black communities in its native Birmingham, and reaching out to football clubs across the country to communicate a simple message: HIV testing saves lives, and stigma kills. “The later a person’s HIV is diagnosed, the worse their health can become,” says Dr Steve Taylor, the charity’s Medical Director.… Read the rest

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World AIDS Day 2015: Stop The Stigma

This World AIDS Day, our message is simple: stop the stigma. As our Medical Director, Dr Steve Taylor, recently wrote on the Huffington Post, “It is within our grasp to control HIV, defeat the stigma that still surrounds it, and make individuals and the community alike healthier.” So for World AIDS Day our message is simple: let’s unite to fight the stigma that still dissuades people from testing.… Read the rest

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Press Release: CELEBRITIES LAUNCH NATIONAL POSTAL HIV TESTING SERVICE

Marking this year’s National HIV Testing Week (NHTW, 21st November), the HIV awareness-raising charity Saving Lives, in collaboration with Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service, are launching www.HIVTestUK.com, an innovative free postal HIV testing service. The campaign has the support of a range of sporting and celebrity ambassadors, including Premiership footballers, Olympic medalists, and DJs – and has similarly recruited a number of individuals living with the virus as “positive ambassadors.” Curtis Davies, Hull City Captain and Patron of Football Saving Lives “We need to encourage people to GET TESTED,” he says.… Read the rest

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One Day Until National HIV Testing Week!

National HIV Testing Week begins on Saturday, 21st November – and from then right up until the end of World AIDS Day on December 1st, we’ll be raising awareness – and providing testing. Thanks to HIVtestuk.com we are able to provide free postal HIV test during NHTW.… Read the rest

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Two Days Until Testing Week!

Two Days Until Testing Week!

During National HIV Testing Week we have teamed up with www.HIVTESTUK.com to offer free confidential postal HIV kits for you use. Watch the how to do it videos here: Video 1, Video 2. Don’t forget to download our fantastic free NHTW posters to raise awareness at your place of work.… Read the rest

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Three Days Until National HIV Testing Week

Three Days Until National HIV Testing Week

With just three days to go until National HIV Testing Week, why not test your knowledge of HIV against our sporting ambassadors in this fun video quiz? This year for NHTW, our poster campaign will focus on telling people to #gettested for #hiv – and we’re funding 1000 free tests via HIVTestUK.com to make sure people do!… Read the rest

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Four Days Until Testing Week

Four Days Until Testing Week

We promised more details … and with four days lest until National HIV Testing Week, here they are: some more images of some of the ambassadors signed up for 2015’s campaign. This year, we’ll be raising awareness and offering 1000 free postal HIV tests to anyone in the country via HIVTestUK.com..… Read the rest

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Six Days Until National HIV Testing Week!

Six Days Until National HIV Testing Week!

National HIV Testing Week begins on November 21st, and from then until the very end of World AIDS Day on December 1st, our Saving Lives ambassadors will be raising awareness and promoting free postal HIV testing through HIVTestUK.com. Our support this year comes from a fantastic range of ambassadors from the world of sport and beyond, including Danny Batth, Clare Rafferty, Darren Bent, Danny Ings, Hannah England, Carl Froch, Clive Francis, Carly Telford and Matt Murray.… Read the rest

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