HIV Testing Bus Begins 5-Day Tour ({{commentsTotal}})

HIV rapid tester
HIV rapid tester Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

A bus equipped with the means to carry out HIV tests will begin touring the country today, stopping in ten cities before winding up operations on Sunday.

Working under the slogan “Will you risk or will you test?,” the tour will provide free and anonymous testing to anyone who requests it, ETV reported today.

Keit Fomotškin, head of the project's organizer Businesses Against HIV, said everyone is welcome to take the test, but people in the 25-49 age group are especially encouraged to turn up as they are most likely to contract the disease.

The group is backed by a number of private businesses as well the National Institute for Health Development.

The bus will be at the following locations:

Tallinn, Õismäe Statoil, June 12, 12:00 to 16:00
Keila, in front of the cultural center, June 12, 17:00 to 19:00
Haapsalu, in front of Africa pub, June 13, 12:00 to 15:00
Rapla, in front of the cultural center, June 13, 18:00 to 20:00
Jõgeva, town center park, June 14, 12:00 to 15:00
Tartu, Turu street Statoil, June 14, 17:00 to 20:00
Valga, in front of Rimi supermarket, June 15, 11:00 to 14:00
Põlva, in front of Swedbank, June 15, 17:00 to 19:00
Türi, city center parking lot, June 16, 12:00 to 15:00
Viljandi, Statoil, June 16, 17:00 to 20:00