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Thanks for the feedback on SAAFE and when you do the survey for FLASH.

I really appreciate hearing such positive experiences on SAAFE, in survey and the interviews.

many thanks!

Monica
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Hi SAAFE Forum,

I am writing the final report for the FLASH project, however we are still running the site until end of March. I'll be using data from the FLASH surveys and interviews and some basic order information, from the website.
Many who did the survey and interviews, said they heard about it on this forum, so I am really grateful for all of those who  shared experiences.

Some of the comments on here are really valuable. I wanted to ask your views (especially those that have commented on this thread) about my using these comments anonymously into themes or groupings?

Please let me know your thoughts on this suggestion. I'll respect the feedback.
Thanks

Monica
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Hi Monica, I completed the survey and I have no problem with you using anything I have said on this or any other site. I use my working name on the different sex work forums I am a member of and my website is usually below my name, Gina
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Hi Monica, I completed the survey and I have no problem with you using anything I have said on this or any other site. I use my working name on the different sex work forums I am a member of and my website is usually below my name, Gina
Thanks Gina, great to hear that.
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The FLASH site is still up and running with FREE kits available to sex workers across the UK. https://flashhivtest.co.uk/
We are definitely running it until end of June and we hope it will continue beyond then. Just in planning stages about where next with it.

We have almost completed our evaluation of the FLASH Pilot. Thanks to anyone who took part in this (survey or interviews). Almost 90% of comments were really really positive  :D  about this service. I was so delighted to read and hear all your comments, and brilliant feedback and ideas.

We are not quite able to share the results as yet. We hope to share it at an HIV and Sexual Health Conference in June (if successful) to raise the profile of this pilot to SH commissioners and providers across the UK. We hope to share a results summary no this site later this year.
A lot of those who took part found out about it from SAAFE - so thanks to you all for sharing your experience and spreading the word!
Monica, FLASH Coordinator,
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We are still giving away free HIV Self Testing kits, to those who haven't used them before.

WE HAVE RESULTS FROM OUR EVALUATION HERE https://flashhivtest.co.uk/ (the stats link)

A huge Thanks to everyone who ordered a kit, gave feedback here or privately to promote, took part in the survey and/or interviews and made the results of FLASH so positive. The results are overwhelmingly positive. I am delighted the pilot went so well and those who tried it, and gave feedback, thought it was a good idea.

Massive Thanks

Monica
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Hi

We still have FLASH self- test kits available for sex workers identifying as female. If you've ordered before you can order again.

If you've not used it before: Results in 15 mins, convenient, easy, simple Order from
https://flashhivtest.co.uk/order-your-test/

Monica
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Hi all,

Just a reminder that FLASH is still offering convenient HIV self-testing kits for sex workers who identify as female! Kits are posted discreetly within 5 days of ordering- results in only 15 minutes. Repeat orders welcome. More information here https://flashhivtest.co.uk/

For more updates follow us on twitter: @FLASH_Self_Test and on Facebook: FLASH Self-Test, any sharing is appreciated greatly :).

Best wishes,
FLASH Project
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Hi all,

This week is National HIV Testing Week, make sure you get a free and confidential HIV test!

People can live with HIV for a long time without any symptoms, testing is the only way to know your HIV status. You can order your own self-testing kit from https://flashhivtest.co.uk/order-your-test/

Remember: anyone diagnosed with HIV in the UK can access free treatment and support. If you have HIV, finding out means that you can start treatment, stay healthy and avoid passing the virus onto anyone else.

Kind regards,
Flash
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HIV Self-Testing Kits- Quick and Discreet!
« Reply #39 on: 27 February 2020, 10:21:27 am »
Hi all,

Just a reminder that  FLASH is still here if you want a free HIV self-testing kit! This project is is trans inclusive and translated into 6 languages to improve access for migrant sex workers.

The BioSure test is 99.7% accurate after 3 months following a potential exposure to HIV. A link to a video showing how to use it is provided with the test. If you have any questions you can email flash@oasisproject.org.uk  :)

Best Wishes,
FLASH
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FLASH still available throughout COVID 19
« Reply #40 on: 02 April 2020, 04:42:37 pm »
Hi All,

I really hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! This is just a message to let you know that FLASH HIV self testing kits are still available throughout this quarantine period; we are aiming to get them out as soon as possible after they have been ordered. Just order yours here https://flashhivtest.co.uk/

I'm just adding a link to wellbeing top tips, some self-care is really important at the moment- we're in this together! https://adfam.org.uk/files/6-ideas-for-wellbeing.pdf

All the best,
FLASH
Monica, FLASH Coordinator,
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