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HIV Warning for Cornwall
7:02am 3rd December 2011
Cornwall gets a Christmas HIV warning.
In 2009 half who tested postive in the south-west were diagnosed late.
Now health bosses are trying to raise awareness about check-ups and unprotected sex.
Al Green from the Primary Care Trust: "HIV is the fastest growing chronic long-term condition in the UK. We're looking at a hundred thousand people infected with HIV, which obviously leads to AIDS-related illnesses. If you're having unprotected sex you need tog et yourself checked and make sure you're okay, and the best way to protect against HIV is not to have unprotected sex in the first place."
"Like any long-term chronic condition, finding out a diagnosis that might adversely affect your health has a massive impact. But it's like we say, because of the stigma attached, it's very, very difficult to talk about that. People are not aware of the services that are available to help them. They won't be talking to their families about it maybe. They may not even want to talk to their partners about it."
For advice call the Cornwall Sexual Health Centre on 01872 358750.7:02am 3rd December 2011
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