World AIDS Day – HIV testing on the high street

By Mel Snelling, Lead on HIV and Infectious Diseases Pharmacist

It is World AIDS Day on 1 December 2012.
To mark World Aids Day the Health Protection Agency released statistics revealing there were 6,280 new HIV diagnoses in 2011, making the total number of people living with HIV in the UK 96,000. The data also shows that although late HIV diagnoses dropped slightly in 2011 a quarter of people with HIV are still unaware that they have the virus. It’s really important that these people get tested and into treatment as soon as possible.

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