Public Health England (PHE) wants to reduce late HIV diagnoses through improving the coverage and uptake of HIV testing. This professional resource outlines how providers and commissioners can normalise HIV testing and reduce barriers to uptake.
HIV testing is key to reducing onward transmission as it reduces the number of people living with HIV who are unaware of their infection, and are likely to be putting sexual partners at risk.
This report provides a single resource for national monitoring data for HIV testing activity in England and reviews the implementation of national and European HIV testing guidelines.
According to new figures released on World AIDS Day (WAD) by PHE, an estimated 101,200 people are living with HIV in the UK. Of these more than 13,500 are living with an undiagnosed infection. PHE is working to reduce the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV by improving access to testing and is funding HIV home-sampling test kits which can be ordered online.