National Working Group on HIV Testing

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Friday 22nd September 2017

This month saw the establishment of a national working group on HIV Testing, which has been set up in order to develop practical initiatives and strategies to increase levels of HIV testing, and help Scotland exceed the UNAIDS target of 90% diagnoses.

The working group is chaired by HIV Scotland and brings together clinicians, sexual health experts, community members and the third sector to look at developing ambitious recommendations to ensure that everyone living with HIV in Scotland is diagnosed and can access appropriate treatment and care.

Consideration will be given as to how to reduce the number of missed opportunities in both Primary Care and Secondary Care settings, as well as look at how Scotland can make testing more accessible and tackle the stigma associated with accessing testing services.

People who access testing services are invited to give their views on what could make testing more accessible, or break down any barriers to testing, by getting in touch with Nathan Sparling.