Don’t be in denial over HIV and other STIs

Sexual health
Sexual health

The number of people known to be living with HIV in Buckinghamshire has tripled in the last ten years - and council chiefs have issued a warning about STIs.

Bucks County Council says that one in five people who have HIV are unaware of the fact, and that if you have HIV, there are real benefits in identifying this early and taking the steps necessary to stay healthy.

It is easy to diagnose with a new pinprick test, and people are being urged to take the test and rule themselves out.

Pinprick testing pop-up sessions are taking place on Wednesday, November 26 from 9.30am til 12.30pm at Morrison’s car park in Aylesbury

And on Thursday November 27 you can take the test between 10.30am and 1.30pm in Aylesbury’s Market Square.

Buckinghamshire County Council cabinet member for health and wellbeing Patricia Birchley commented: “Don’t just hope for the best when it comes to STIs - I’d ask anyone who’s in doubt to take advantage of this testing week and get advice at one of our pop-up clinics, or if you can’t get to one of these then use our website to find a sexual health service close to where you are:”