LifesaverNearly 100,000 people in the UK are living with HIV and up to 20,000 of these are currently undiagnosed. As life expectancy increases so does the number of people with HIV. Twice as many men as women are living with HIV, and more than half are between the ages of 35 and 49 years old. These days new transmission of HIV is more likely through exposure to heterosexual rather than homosexual sex. Many patients still feel there is stigma attached to the diagnosis. Although the drugs have transformed life expectancy it remains a very serious and distressing illness for many people.

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