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Question reference: S6W-11728

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 26 October 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 9 November 2022


To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the launch of a Scotland-wide HIV Testing Week ahead of World AIDS Day.


The Scottish Government is committed to eliminating HIV Transmission in Scotland by 2030.

There are no current plans for a testing week in 2022. However, the Scottish Government commissioned an expert-led HIV transmission elimination proposal. Increased and more effective testing is an important focus of the report, which will be published on World AIDS Day. Plans to take that work forward will be published alongside it, and that work will consider both long and short term steps that can be taken to improve testing uptake.

In the meantime, the Scottish Government continues to provide funding to HIV Scotland to support, a pilot project which provides postal HIV self-testing kits to people across Scotland.