Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru will be relaunching ‘Fastest,’ its HIV testing service on Tuesday 4 March 2008. The clinic closed for a few months due to building work but will be back, running every Tuesday night between 6 and 8pm at THT Cymru’s offices, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff.
HIV test results are given on the night and the whole process takes about an hour. The service is intended to appeal to those at high risk of HIV, in particular gay men and people from the African community, however anyone can be tested. It’s a walk-in clinic so no appointment is necessary. The tests themselves are taken using a finger-prick blood test, they’re free of charge and highly reliable.
As well as the test the clinic offers both pre- and post-test counselling, advice on safer sex and free condoms and lubricant. There will also be information available on the range of support services provided by Terrence Higgins Trust and other local services including counselling, information, advice and peer support.
Robjohn, National Manager for Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru said “We’re delighted that the clinic is re-opening in Cardiff. Approximately a third of people with HIV don’t know they have it. We hope that by making it easier and quicker to have an HIV test, more people will come forward.”
The ‘Fastest’ clinic will take place every Tuesday from 6-8pm at the Terrence Higgins Trust Office in Cardiff:
435-451 Cowbridge Road East