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HIV positive patients not disclosing infection to NHS staff

14th February 2013

Concerns have been raised that a significant proportion of HIV positive patients are not revealing their infection to NHS staff at sexual health clinics, according to preliminary research published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Now experts fear that this could have an impact on the true prevalence of undiagnosed HIV. Estimates suggest that a quarter of people in the UK who are HIV positive are unaware they are infected with the virus. The estimate is based on several sources of data, including the GUMAnon Survey.


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