Shocking figures have revealed just how many people in the south are living with HIV. While new cases nationally have fallen slightly, here, in some areas, they've hit record levels - with a dramatic rise in the number of hetrosexual people contracting it.
There are nearly 8,000 people with HIV in our region. Brighton and Hove is a hot spot and has the highest rate of HIV outside of London.
In the last ten years there has been a 150% increase in the number of people accessing treatment for HIV in the south. The message from experts is get tested - and that HIV is not a death sentence.
This from Charlotte Wilkins who speaks to HIV patient John Cook, Paula Evenden, from The Sussex Beacon and Ross Boseley from The Terence Higgins Trust.
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