Increasing Awareness of HIV and Testing

Written on Friday 16th June 2023

In the past, some people have incorrectly assumed that HIV is a disease that only affects gay men. This is not the case, in 2019 of the 34,800 estimated new HIV infections in the United States, 22% were from people who reported heterosexual contact1. While in the United Kingdom, nearly half of all new HIV diagnoses were in heterosexuals (49%) in England in 2020, compared to 45% in gay and bisexual men2.

Here we provided information on different topics around HIV and HIV testing which you can use to help increase your own awareness of these issues. 

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1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.govhiv/statistics/overview/in-us/incidence (accessed February 2023)
2. Terrence Higgins Trust. (accessed February 2023)


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