Friday, October 17, 2008
News from UK: Know-Your-HIV-Status Campaign Launched
Gay men's health charity GMFA have launched a new campaign highlighting the benefits of knowing you HIV status following new figures released by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH).
New BASHH guidelines recommend that gay men take an HIV test every year, after news has emerged that almost half HIV positive men are unaware of their condition.
In 2005, the Gay Men's Health Survey showed that 40% of gay men had never had an HIV test at all.
GMFA's new campaign outlines the benefits of being aware of your HIV status, including avoiding transmitting the virus to others, and better health and longer life for HIV positive men.