Agència de Salut Pública
The Agència de Salut Pública de Catalunya (ASPCAT) is responsible for the promotion and protection of health, the prevention and management of epidemiological and food alerts, as well as occupational health.
Its services are aimed at citizens, the local world and key economic sectors such as food, commerce, industry or tourism, and are mainly aimed at managing environmental risks for health, as well as promoting lifestyles. healthy.
BCN - Check Point
BCN Checkpoint is a community HIV and other STD´s testing centre for homosexual men, other men who have sex with men and transgender women. It is managed by NOMS-Hispanosida, an NGO which focused on fighting HIV. BCN Checkpoint has been a pioneer in Europe in the introduction of rapid HIV tests and the way they work with the community has been recommended by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). In fact, it has inspired the opening of similar centres along Europe.
We have been working to find an answer to the HIV/AIDS problem in the LGBTI community since 1994. We promote activities, provide support and offer services which contribute to bettering the quality of life of HIV-positive homosexuals. We also strive to increase social normalization fight against any discrimination of citizens’ rights.