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The Abraço Association – Will Perform HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis Quick Tests

The Abraço Association in partnership with Madeira Pride and will be attending the Arraial Pride Madeira 2019. During the event, they will be providing HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B and C ‘rapid tests’. These quick tests are free, anonymous and confidential, and will take place on the 19th of October in the Arraial Pride area, in the Municipal Gardens, between 13:00 and 01:00.

On the 21st and 22nd of October the Abraço Association will be available to do similar tests at the association’s headquarters in Funchal, at No. 17 Rua Bela de São Tiago, between 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 18:00.

Madeira Pride takes place next Saturday, with the 3rd LGBTI + Pride March, starting at 4 pm, at Largo do Municipio.  This is followed by ‘entertainment in the park’ at the Municipal Gardens, with the performance by various regional, national and international musicians including AoAkaso, Dul, Carlos Costa, Tiago Braga and Leopold, as well as drag queens Esmeralda, Bianca Vascary, Miss Alice and Debbie Booh.

DJ’s Barbiana and Linnus are closing the days entertainment, and an after-party will be held at GPoint.

Samantha Gannon

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Madeira Weekly