Free tests for HIV and hepatitis this week
People in Czechia can get tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C for free from Monday to Sunday within a Europe-wide prevention and awareness campaign. Eighty-two testing sites will be open to the public, both in brick-and-mortar clinics and mobile units. The list of sites is available on the website of the State Institute of Health, which is coordinating the campaign in Czechia. For foreigners, basic information on HIV and sexually transmitted diseases is available in ten languages. According to the State Health Institute, Czechia is one of the countries with relatively low levels of HIV and AIDS. A total of 4,074 HIV-positive cases have been detected in the country since monitoring started in 1985. Over five hundred people have died of AIDS to date.