Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Greater Manchester reaffirms commitment to ending all new transmissions of HIV within a generation

Earlier this year at the Manchester Pride Candlelit Vigil, the Mayor unveiled the plan for the city-region to become part of the Fast-Track Cities Network and set out the bold ambition to end all new cases of HIV in Greater Manchester residents in the next 25 years.

Saturday 1st December marked the 30th annual World Aids Day and was marked by leaders of Greater Manchester’s 10 local authorities coming together with key local stakeholders, people living with HIV and Jose M. Zuniga, the President of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care to reaffirm Greater Manchester's commitment as a global leader in the fight against HIV.

A announcement of a new £1.3 million investment from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership will scale up testing opportunities, provide enhanced services that enable people to take charge of their sexual health and plan a safer and enjoyable sex life, and ensure those who test positive for HIV receive treatment and support they need.

To find out more about this new initiative and to access information on how to access free and confidential HIV testing and free blood sampling kits, click here