Join our Community Panel on HIV Testing

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Tuesday 17th October 2017

HIV Scotland are currently recruiting a community panel to develop new initiatives and strategies aimed at increasing HIV testing across Scotland to help exceed our global targets.

We need to increase HIV Testing and diagnoses so everyone living with HIV knows their status and has access to effective treatment. Then, we can get to zero new infections across Scotland.

If you have experience of sexual health testing services, whether NHS or charity services, get in touch and help influence this important work.

What’s the time commitment?

There will be three meetings held between November 2017 and March 2018. Each meeting will be held on a Saturday afternoon, and last no longer than 3 hours.

What’s the aim of the group?

The group will help to shape recommendations on new initiatives and strategies, which will have tangible yet ambitious actions to increase HIV testing across Scotland. This work will ensure that everyone has access to regular HIV testing, and will help to reduce Scotland’s undiagnosed population so we have a real chance of getting to zero new infections.

Will anything happen as a result of the recommendations?

This panel will be ensuring that all the recommendations of a National Working Group on HIV Testing are shaped by the community. These recommendations will be fed in to the Executive Leads, which is a group made up of key decision makers from Health Boards across Scotland. We’ll continue to work with Health Boards following this work to make the recommendations a reality, and contribute to the nationwide work to help Scotland reach zero new infections.

Application Form

Download your application form here [DOCX - 525kB]

To apply please send your completed application to info@hivscotland.com by Monday 6th November.