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Early diagnosis of HIV encouraged

26th November 2012

Bruce Keogh, the health service's Medical Director, has drawn attention to the HIV diagnosis campaign which is part of National HIV Testing Week. 

He wants GPs to "offer and recommend" tests to their patients when they think they might be in an "increased risk" group or have symptoms associated with the disease. The Department of Health website says: "the campaign responds to the fact that too many HIV infections are diagnosed after the point at which treatment is recommended and it supports the Department’s policy to reduce undiagnosed HIV infection. Testing and early diagnosis of HIV infection mean that people infected can get access to effective treatment and prevent onward transmission of HIV."

 

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Article Information

Title: Early diagnosis of HIV encouraged
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 23231
Date Added: 26th Nov 2012

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