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National HIV Testing Week

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. The virus attacks the immune system and weakens your ability to fight infections and disease.

HIV is most commonly caught by having sex without a condom. It can also be passed on by sharing infected needles and other injecting equipment, and from an HIV-positive mother to her child during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

There is no cure for HIV, but there are treatments to enable most people with the virus to live a long and healthy life.

Get tested!

The Hub on Penventinnie Lane offer daily drop-in clinics as well as booked appointments. We also run clinics at multiple sites around Cornwall.

Please call 01872 255044 for more information or to book a free, confidential HIV test.

There is no cure for HIV, but there are treatments to enable most people with the virus to live a long and healthy life.

2015 statistics

Around 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. There were over 6,000 new HIV diagnoses in 2015, of these;

  • 4,551 were male and 1,537 were female
  • 3,320 (54%) were reported among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • 2,360 were reported in heterosexual men (1,010) and women (1,350)

Prompt diagnosis means that people who contract HIV can start treatment early keeping them fit and well and reducing the risk of onward transmission.

Added on November 5, 2016, in Event - Sexual Health