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Updated: 12/03/2013 11:53 | By Channel NewsAsia

3 more anonymous HIV test sites to be set up in 2014

3 more anonymous HIV test sites to be set up in 2014


3 more anonymous HIV test sites to be set up in 2014

SINGAPORE: The Health Ministry will set up three more anonymous HIV test sites next year, taking the total to 10.

It will invite clinics that have undergone training on rapid HIV testing to be an anonymous HIV test site.

The clinics will be chosen based on factors such as experience with rapid HIV testing, location and opening hours.

Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower Amy Khor announced this at a fund-raising event on Tuesday morning.

The fund-raiser was initiated by People Living with HIV, a support group from the Communicable Disease Centre.

They wanted to do their part to give back to others in the community, and have adopted Singapore Association of Mental Health as their beneficiary.

The fund-raiser will run until Wednesday at the atrium of Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Ho Lai Peng, principal medical social worker, Communicable Disease Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, said: “Together with our HIV support groups, we decided to make some handicrafts for sale, and to donate all the proceeds to the Singapore Association for Mental Health.”  - CNA/xq

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