The initiatives relative to the offer of rapid tests in Milanese MSM venues have started as part of the project "Definition of settings and operational tools and assessment of the economic impact of the offer of HIV testing outside of traditional health care settings using rapid tests ..." funded by the Council of Associations for the fight against AIDS of the Italian Ministry of Health.
Thanks to the collaboration between the National Institute for Infectious Diseases L. Spallanzani IRCCS - which coordinates the study at national level – LILA , Arcigay, Circolo di Cultura Omosessuale Mario Mieli and ANDDOS - that provided some of its recreational clubs - rapid HIV testing on oral fluid will be offered in LGBT venues to evaluate client response.
The project foresees the offer of rapid HIV tests on oral fluid, with a standardized procedure that guarantees anonimity, gratuity and the involvement of teams constituted by medical experts and counselors. Rapid tests provide the opportunity to receive the result in only twenty minutes.
Visit our FB page www.facebook.com/fallorapido to get information on the dates in which rapid tests will be offered in the seven sites participating in the trial in Italy.
In the coming months, LILA Milano will offer rapid tests at FENIX sauna and disco club FLEXO. Following are the details for the month of November:
Saturday, November 15th, 15:30 to 18:30, Sauna FENIX via Oropa 3
Friday, November 21st, 15:30 to 18:30, Sauna FENIX via Oropa 3
Friday, November 21st, 22:30 to 01:30, discoclub FLEXO via Oropa 3
Friday, November 28th, h 22:30 to 01:30, discoclub FLEXO via Oropa 3