Get tested for HIV and AIDs
We’ve all done it (or at least so a straw poll of the Barcelona Life office seems to indicate): indulged in the Barcelona nightlife a little too heavily and woken up next to someone we probably shouldn’t have – without having taken the necessary precautions! Sadly cases of HIV on the rise in Spain – and 30% of people living with the virus are unaware they are carrying it!
Whereas we sincerely hope you don’t have cause to regret your ‘youthful indiscretions’ its important to do the responsible thing and pop into your local sexual health clinic for an AIDs test. You need to wait 3 months since you had unprotected sex and then book an appointment at this, the Association Ciutadana Anti-Sida de Catalunya (ACASC). At this confidential clinic a pinprick on the finger will tell you within 15 minutes if you’re in the clear, although thanks to modern medicine a positive result for HIV is no cause for despair… another sexual health clinic on C/Comte Borrell provides the same service for gay men