The Eddystone Trust has been awarded a grant by the MAC Aids Fund to help deliver rapid HIV testing and sexual health advice at Public Sex Environments across the South West.

47% of respondents to an Eddystone Trust survey of Gay, Bisexual and other Men who have sex with men in the South West said that they regularly travel to public areas to meet for sex.  This does not include those who travel from outside the area and use these sites.  Getting yourself tested on a regular basis is a good idea. If you test negative then you end any worries or doubt. If you test positive then you can start treatment early and avoid passing on HIV to others.

With the help of the MAC Aids Fund money our trained project workers will be visiting some of the 180 public sex environments identified in the region to offer confidential, free, quick and easy HIV tests (with results available in less than 10 minutes), plus general advice on maintaining good sexual health. Should you test positive, they will help you liaise with the local Sexual Health Clinic to arrange for further assessment and treatment.  So, just look out for the Eddystone Camper Van parked up and come and say "Hello".

For information of when and where the Camper Van will be visiting please email us at: [email protected] or look out for messages on Grindr.