HIV Testing Day, Know Your Status

As part of celebrations for the annual Regional testing day, the National AIDS Secretariat of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is again partnering with ScotiaBank SVG.

There will be a display and information booth at the main ScotiaBank branch, and testing will be done at the National AIDS Secretariat from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Testing will continue at the Family Planning Unit from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 pm.

Over the past ten years, Regional HIV Testing Day (RTD) has become an integral part of calendars of Caribbean countries.  Since its inception countries have expanded the services and each year, there were more people coming forward to get tested and know their status.

Throughout the week testing was offered at various testing sites, those activities culminate today.

The main objective of this annual initiative is to heighten public awareness of the critical importance of voluntary counselling and testing in preventing the spread of HIV infection and to mobilise the general population to be tested.