“Your support means so much to all of us at the Foundation, our partners, and the vulnerable communities we serve who are at risk of HIV and stigmatised for who they are.”
Elton John, Founder
Birmingham AIDS Outreach
With the help of our COVID-19 Emergency Fund, Birmingham AIDS Outreach developed a plan for drive-through HIV and STI testing through their mobile testing unit ‘Mabel'. Clients can be tested for HIV while remaining inside of their vehicles, limiting the amount of contact and reducing chances of Coronavirus transmission. This testing method has been extremely successful and has helped to prevent any further lapse in testing availability. In addition to their mobile testing unit, they developed a set of educational videos that covered the HIV facts and information that would usually be given to a client post-test.