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Our Counselling and Diagnostic Centre in Krakow (PKD) offers anonymous, free-of-charge HIV tests, allong with professional counselling on HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We welcome English-speaking persons to use our services.
Counselling and Diagnostic Centre in Kraków is financed with The National AIDS Centre at the Ministry of Health funds.
The project is co-financed by the Municipality of Kraków.
Counselling and Diagnostic Centre in Kraków is a publicly funded project.
Programme name: Krajowy Program Zapobiegania Zakażeniom HIV i Zwalczania AIDS na lata 2022-2026.
Project name: Punkt Konsultacyjno-Diagnostyczny wykonujący badania w kierunku HIV anonimowo i bezpłatnie połączony z poradnictwem okołotestowym w Krakowie
Funding Amount: 345 000.00 PLN
Overall project amount: 441 508.88 PLN
Brief description of the project: The main objective of the project is to provide anonymous and free-of-charge HIV tests in the Counselling and Diagnostic Centre in Krakow (PKD) coordinated by the Health Prophylaxis Association “One World”. The basic tasks of the Centre are: professional counselling prior to and after perfoming the HIV test, ordering and scheduling tests, collecting blood samples, as well as conveying and explaining results to the clients. The project is aimed at the general population, in particular the inhabitants of Lesser Poland – any person wishing to having the test done and is looking for reliable medical information on risk assigment is welcome to use the Centre’s services. Main result of the project is to provide the clients with the opportunity to learn their serological status (i. e. whether or not they are HIV-positve). All the actions are aimed at enabeling acess to evidence-based knowledge on HIV infection and health prophylaxis, and at allowing the persons recently diagnosed with HIV to undrtake the treatment as soon as possible, thus contributing to improvement of their quality of life. Better access to information about one’s serological status shall limit the number of new HIV transmisions in the general population.