19th November – 26th November 2016
National HIV testing Week

National HIV Testing Week (NHTW) promotes HIV testing to gay and bisexual men and black African men and women. These groups make up seven out of 10 people in the UK living with HIV.
The week is co-ordinated by HIV Prevention England (HPE) with support and participation from organisations in the public, statutory and private sectors, and promotes the benefits of regular testing and treatment for both the individual and community.
It raises awareness of the importance of HIV testing, as well as increasing opportunities to test – be it in clinical settings, in primary care, through community-based rapid testing or via postal testing. The ultimate goal is to increase regular HIV testing in the most affected groups.
Renaissance, as a local activation partner for the event, are heavily involved with raising awareness across the county as well as offering FREE and confidential HIV testing in community and social settings with fast track support from HIV nursing teams in your area, in the event of a reactive result.

HIV testing is always available from your local Sexual Health Clinic or GUM.

Below you will find information for what is going on in your area, including pop up testing events. Drop in clinics and information stations.


Pop Up Information Stations with a non-clinical HIV support specialist available to answer any questions in

Lancashire 1

West Lancashire

Monday 21st November 10am – 12pm

The Concourse Shopping Centre
Southway, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LN

Monday 21st November 2pm – 4pm

Edge Hill University
St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP

North Lancashire

Wednesday 23rd November 10am – 12pm

24 Great John Street, Lancaster, LA1 1NG

East Lancashire

Pop Up Information Station – All Week

Burnley UCLAN, Student Union, Princess Way, Burnley BB12 0EQ,

Central Lancashire

Friday 25th November 10am – 4pm

Disability & Equality North West
St Johns Minister
Church Street, PRESTON, PR1 3BU

Free & Confidential Rapid HIV Testing

Tuesday 22nd November
2 Union Court, Union Street Blackpool, PR1 2HD
2pm – 4pm

Wednesday 23rd November
Base 18 New Hall Lane Preston, PR1 4DU,
7pm – 9pm


Blackburn Rovers

Pop Up Information Stations with a non-clinical HIV support specialist

Tuesday 22nd November
Your Support Your Choice, 9a Town Hall Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AG
2pm – 4pm

Free & Confidential Rapid HIV Testing

Tuesday 22nd November
Wesley Hall Methodist Church BB2 1LQ
10am – 2pm