UK to introduce HIV test for all

Testing for HIV could be introduced routinely in GPs’ surgeries and hospitals under government plans to screen the population for the condition.

Ministers are concerned that more than a quarter of people with HIV do not know they are carrying the virus and are passing it on to their sexual partners.

A pilot screening programme, which is expected to be extended across the country if it is a success, will target gay men and black Africans who have a higher than average chance of carrying HIV.

The pilot, to be held at GPs’ surgeries and hospitals in Leicester, in Brighton, where there is a large gay population, and in Lewisham, southeast London, which has a large black African community, will begin in the next few weeks.

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Author: ellyakanga

I am Eleneus Akanga. Welcome to my blog about my experience as a Rwandan journalist and all that comes with the trade in East Africa. It's been a great journey so far but very challenging at times. Join me, let's get cracking! ellyakanga@usa.com

2 thoughts on “UK to introduce HIV test for all”

  1. Hey Akanga. Thank you for this information. You guy you’re becoming an important UK source to us . You’re such a brilliant young man that you always pick topical information. But one question…is the compulsary test mandatory to foreigners too?

  2. The compulsory test will be mandatory to everyone in the UK. The idea being that if you live in the UK, you are required normally to have your own doctor-the sort they call GPs here-so through your GP surgery, you will be expected to take the test for the country appears to have no clue as to the numbers of those infected.
    Btw thanks Hadji Mansur for your support. Keep reading and am pleased that you really appreciate.

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