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Warnings of HIV testing numbers 'too low'

Experts are warnings of ‘unacceptable’ rates of late-stage HIV in Wales.

Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru is now calling for a ‘culture shift’ in attitudes towards HIV testing after research found there are more people in Wales being seen for HIV care than ever before.

Official stats reveal that of the 172 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in Wales last year, over half (51%) had late-stage HIV infection, when the virus has already significantly damaged the immune system – well above the UK average of 39%.

Richard Morgan reports:

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