GOSHH’s rapid HIV testing

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LIMERICK’S GOSHH (Gender, Orientation, Sexual Health, HIV) has introduced a rapid testing programme for HIV which takes 10 minutes in total. Clients fill out a form of their personal details and then the test can begin. The testing itself is only slightly invasive and involves a simple finger prick. Results are available within seconds. The testing is free and can be done in the GOSHH centre in Davis street. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In the early days of testing, anyone concerned about their HIV status had to wait a week or more for a result after testing.Ann Mason, Manager at GOSHH said, “You will walk out the door knowing that you’re HIV negative or that the test has reacted and you need a confirmation test to back it up.”If it is reactive there will be a referral made immediately and then the GOSHH staff will ensure clients receive follow-on care, if needed, and also provide the psychosocial care people may need.GOSHH offer a counselling service around gender, orientation, sexual health and HIV. Anyone concerned about HIV can drop into the centre to arrange an appointment. The test is free but donations are accepted. Previous articleBusiness concern at VAT increaseNext articleWATCH: Conor Murray signs deal to stay at Munster until 2022 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGShealthLimerick Ctiy and CountyNewsSexual Health Facebook Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Email WhatsAppcenter_img NewsCommunityHealthVideoGOSHH’s rapid HIV testingBy Staff Reporter – October 10, 2018 1787 Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Print Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitter Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year last_img read more