Calls For Routine HIV Tests

A charity is calling for everyone routinely admitted to hospitals in Northamptonshire to be tested for HIV.

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High cases of HIV in Northampton

The number of cases of HIV in Northampton are almost double the national average. Healthcare bosses are being urged to rethink that policy.

But Northampton Healthcare NHS Trust says despite those figures applying to Northampton itself cases of HIV in the county as a whole stand at 1.6%, below the 2% threshold at which mandatory testing is recommended by t the Health Protection Agency.

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