From November 21 – 28, 2014 during the European HIV testing week, NGO „Baltic HIV Association” organizes free HIV testing in Riga at Testpunkts, Stabu str. 19, club „GOLDEN”, Ģertrūdes str. 33 and club „XXL”, A. Kalniņa str. 4.
This is already the second year when more than 470 organizations from 47 different European countries invites people to get aware of their HIV status during the European HIV testing week. The aim of this event is to encourage people who could have been at risk of HIV to get a test and to support dialogue between all partners in order to encourage at risk individuals to ask for an HIV test and for more HIV tests to be offered to those at risk.
„This is the first year when NGO „Baltic HIV Association” takes part and organizes activities within the European HIV testing week, therefor hoping to get society’s attention to importance of early HIV diagnoses and to slow down the spread of HIV infected people. In honour of this event, we are happy to introduce with the new web site www.testpunkts.lv, operating under our project “Testpunkts” (tr. Checkpoint). There everyone can get wide information about the services offered by Testpunkts – HIV express testing, specialists’ advices, informative materials, as well as ability to ask questions to our experts or get advice on choosing doctors for further medical assistance”, says Inga Upmace, member of the board of NGO “Baltic HIV Association”.
During the testing week in Latvia, more than 20 testing places will be opened. For more detailed information about all organizations and their offered testing places in Latvia within European HIV testing week please visit www.tespunkts.lv or www.spkc.gov.lv.