Campaign encourages users to find local clinics with free HIV and STI testing

Published: June 4, 2014

Entertainer and gay rights activist Rory O’Neill (Panti Bliss) has called on gay and bisexual men in Ireland to get tested or re-tested for HIV, stressing the advantage of knowing your HIV status.

Speaking at the launch of the Janssen and Gay Health Network Know the Score: Get Tested campaign, O’Neill encouraged gay men around the country to go out and get tested.

“As someone who is HIV positive and leads a healthy life, I would encourage everybody to get tested,” he said. “Testing is essential to prevent the spread of HIV. It also ensures that people who are HIV positive get the treatment they need early and can go on to lead a productive and normal life.”

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