UK young lack awareness on HIV

From BBC online 7/5/09

Too many young people are unaware of the risks of HIV, Unicef has warned.

Those aged 16 to 24 account for 10% of all new diagnoses in the UK and young men who have sex with men are most at risk, a report said.

More strategies to encourage young people to practise safe sex and have better access to sexual health clinics are needed, it concluded.

The UK has the highest number of new HIV infections in Western Europe – more than 7,700 in 2007.

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Home test kits for HIV are not available in the UK but we do have a range of home test kits available for other health screening

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