Not only do our findings demonstrate how acceptable providing an HIV test is in a workplace, we also discovered that 95% of participants who received the follow up text messaging service were inspired to make a positive change to their own lives to better protect their own health.
As we approach National HIV testing week (19-26 November) and World AIDS day on 1st Dec we invite you to use this information to encourage readers to find out their own HIV status and challenge the stigma and discrimination that still surrounds people living with HIV.
An overwhelming majority of attendees at the healthy hub events considered the HIV test to be an acceptable element of workplace health checks and over 99% of participants found our information informative and easy to understand.
The project was funded by Public Health England as one of the HIV innovation awards and delivered by a partnership of local HIV awareness voluntary organisations.
David Rowlands, www.Design-Redefined.co.uk, coordinated and evaluated the text messaging component of this project.
The evaluation was completed by Nottingham University.