Wales HIV Testing Week, coordinated by Fast Track Cardiff & Vale, is launching on 22 November and will last until the 28th.

The campaign encourages people to consider being tested, showing how easy it is to get tested and promote awareness of the benefits of earlier HIV testing, such as a long and healthy life and no more HIV transmissions.

Artist and Cardiff & Vale Health Charity Patron, Nathan Wyburn, marks the launch of Wales HIV Testing Week with his latest commission for the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme. Nathan created this portrait of Mark Ashton, a British gay rights activist and co-founder of the Lesbians and Gays (LGSM) support group, using charcoal sourced from Wales.

The aim of the week is to break down the stigma that prevents people from testing, show how easy it is to get tested and link people to the national free postal testing portal.

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