The Terrence Higgins Trust has welcomed the changes announced by the Department of Health today that will enable those living with HIV to carry out certain procedures in patients.
Sir Nick Partridge, chief executive at Terrence Higgins Trust said:
Advances in medication have transformed what it means to live with HIV, and it’s great to see regulations starting to catch up. People diagnosed in good time can have full, healthy lives, and effective treatment dramatically reduces the risk of the virus being passed on. So long as the right safeguards are in place, there is now no reason why a dentist or a midwife with HIV should be barred from treating patients, or why people who would prefer to test at home should be denied that chance.
Legislation plays a vital role in shaping attitudes. We hope these changes continue to improve public understanding of HIV and support for those living with the virus.
More top news
The Government has faced repeated calls to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia after "repeated and serious breaches" of alleged abuses.
Stewart was found guilty of murdering his fiancee, children's author Helen Bailey, in a plot to get his hands on her fortune.
The Government can control migration from outside the EU and it is the same as that from the EU, a major reason for the Brexit vote.