More people need to
get over the stigma of going for a HIV or STI test if the problems are to be tackled effectively.
This is the opinion of Jason Warriner, clinical director at the Terrence
Higgins Trust, who believes that more tests can only have a positive impact on
"If your partner has been with you for a long time and it is a solid
relationship, you may feel that it is an appropriate thing to do, as it is a
way of supporting each other," he explained.
According to the charity, there were 91,500 people living with HIV in 2010, but
24 per cent of these were undiagnosed and unaware that they had the infection.
As well as increased screening, Mr Warriner wants to see infection rates fall
with a variety of other preventative methods.
He stated that condoms and safesex are a must if HIV rates are to be reversed.
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Sexual health news : 28 April 2012