A mobile testing center will be deployed in Gubkin on October 5. A white GAS with a wide red ribbon and the words “HIV Test: Expedition” will arrive in the city for one day. Inside, it will be possible to undergo free and anonymous rapid testing for HIV infection.
The action is carried out by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation in partnership with the Gorky Automobile Plant (GAZ). Mobile test points will proceed through 191 cities in 40 regions of Russia.
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In Gubkin, a GAZelle parks near the central entrance of the Europa-18 shopping center (Kosmonavtov, 14). You can take the test from 12:00 to 18:00.
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The sooner a person finds out about his HIV status, the more chances he has, correctly following medical recommendations, to live a long, happy life.
30 regions and 145 cities have already taken part in the campaign “HIV Test: Expedition 2019”. More than 23,000 people have recognized their HIV status.
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In addition, an educational program has been prepared for primary care doctors, infectious disease specialists and epidemiologists as part of the action.
“During the seminar, students will learn how to convey HIV information to patients in an accessible form, and will gain knowledge about the features of pre-test and post-test counseling, including in the case of a positive result of an HIV test,” the action website reported. HIV is not transmitted through hugs
Doctors will also receive simple and affordable recommendations to refute the most common stereotypes about HIV infection.