World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
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Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

Healthwatch Bury was joined by Paul Fairweather from Bury VCFA on Monday, 29th November via Facebook Live to talk about the HIV and World AIDS Day 2021. Please catch up with the video on our Youtube channel by clicking on this link here.

Please see Paul’s contact details below if you wish to contact him directly with any enquiries: or

HIV testing

The only way to find out if you have HIV is to have an HIV test, as symptoms of HIV may not appear for many years. Anyone who thinks they could have HIV should get tested.

HIV testing is provided to anyone free of charge on the NHS. Many clinics can give you the result on the same day. Home testing and home sampling kits are also available.

There are various places you can go to for an HIV test, including:

  • sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics
  • clinics run by charities like the Terrence Higgins Trust
  • some GP surgeries
  • some contraception and young people's clinics
  • local drug dependency services
  • an antenatal clinic, if you're pregnant
  • a private clinic, where you will have to pay

Find HIV testing services near you

Please contact the local sexual health clinic below for the HIV test:

Tel: 0300 3038565

1 Knowsley Place, Knowsley Street

Please click here for further information on HIV diagnosis.

The George House Trust has been inspiring people living with HIV to live healthy, confident lives by providing HIV support, advice and advocacy services since 1985.

Living with HIV? Want to talk to us?
Call 0161 274 4499 or email:

Discrimination and HIV

The Equality Act 2010 makes certain types of discrimination unlawful. Anyone diagnosed with HIV have the same rights as disabled people, regardless of their health status.

See more information regarding discrimination on the Terrence Higgins website

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