As World AIDS Day approaches here are our 10 facts about HIV for 2014.  Remember if you book your test with us from now until the 7 December, we will donate to the Terrence Higgins Trust to help support people living with HIV.

  1. It is thought there are 100,000 people in the UK with HIV, around 1 in 5 of them do not know they have the virus and are not getting medical support
  2. There are over 35 million people in the world who are living with HIV
  3. There are 6,300 new infections with HIV every day across the world
  4. With the right medical support, most people with HIV will lead a normal life
  5. There over 900,000 HIV tests done in the UK each year
  6. Around half of new infections each of year are in MSM, and half are in hetrosexual men and women
  7. Having HIV makes you more likely to contract other STIs including Hepatitis C and Syphilis
  8. There are 900 children under the age of 15 living with HIV in the UK
  9. Around 2 out of 3 people with HIV in the UK are male and 1 in 3 are female (world wide it is just under half (47%) who are female)
  10. World AIDS Day was designated by the United Nations in 1988.

These facts thanks to: Terrence Higgins Trust and the National AIDS Trust


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