Next week, residents of Latvia can take HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C tests for free

Next week, residents of Latvia can take HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C tests for free
Next week, residents of Latvia can take HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C tests for free
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Since these infectious diseases can go unnoticed for a long time due to the absence of symptoms and signs, it is important to check your health by getting tested.

Taking express tests at the points is free, anonymous and confidential, besides, the visitor receives a specialist’s consultation before and after taking the test. You can find out the test result after 20 minutes.

Kristine Ozoliņa

Senior health promotion coordinator of SPKC Disease Prevention Department

“A couple of drops of blood are taken from the finger, and after 20 minutes the result is ready. It is a very simple, convenient and fast way to check your HIV, Hepatitis B and C status. We recommend that sexually active people perform such a test once a year.”

Currently, a total of 28 HIV prevention points operate in Latvia, of which 27 points perform express testing in different Latvian cities. In addition, as part of the testing week, field testing will also be held at Latvian higher education institutions, social services, and shelters, thus ensuring an even wider availability of testing for the population.

More about the activities of the testing week here.

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