Late diagnosis causes half of all HIV-related deaths. These could be prevented with earlier testing.

More than 99 per cent of all HIV blood tests taken in sexual health are negative.


Early diagnosis is important because- 

By accessing modern HIV medication and expert care and advice, many of the complications associated with HIV can be avoided, as well reducing the risk of onward transmission of the virus.

HIV is treatable (but not curable) with a combination of medicines.

People diagnosed early will have a normal life expectancy.