Come along to G-A-Y Bar in Old Compton Street on World AIDS Day to get a free, instant and confidential HIV test and support an HIV and sexual health clinic’s attempts to promote HIV awareness, reduce stigma and make history.
Staff from 56 Dean Street, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s HIV and sexual health centre in Soho, set a new Guinness World Record for the number of HIV tests given in a single day on World AIDS Day 2011—467 people were tested in just eight hours at the G-A-Y Bar.
The 56 Dean Street team will be doing it all over again in an attempt to break their own world record at the G-A-Y Bar on World AIDS Day this year—the event will be held from 12 noon-8pm on Saturday 1 December.
G-A-Y will be donating £10 for every test to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Jake Jenkins of 56 Dean Street said: “Come along to G-A-Y on World AIDS Day to get a free instant and confidential HIV test and support our attempts to promote HIV awareness, reduce stigma and make history.
“The testing will be provided by the friendly, expert team from 56 Dean Street using the world’s fastest antibody test which provides a result in just 60 seconds. Testing early can add, on average, 16 years to someone’s life.”