A Judge in Seattle recently served an order on a patient with HIV to stop knowingly spreading the infection, having infected 8 people in 4 years.
He knew he had the virus and had been advised on how to have safe sex to protect his partners from the infection. The judgement required this patient receive counselling and that he protect future partners from getting the infection. A jail sentence could follow if he does not comply.This decision was very controversial. A Director of Public Health in Seattle explained that this had been done to try and protect the public’s health. Some people think that it is criminalising sexual behaviour. What are your views?
Many people every year are diagnosed with HIV in the UK. Most are well and do not know they are infected, until they are offered a test. Heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual people can get the HIV infection through having sex without a condom with an infected partner or casual contact. Sexual Health professionals hope that more widespread HIV testing will pick up infections earlier, so that the HIV infection can be treated and patients can stay well for longer.
We offer overnight HIV tests at our private clinic. We provide the test recommended by the British HIV Association, counselling before the test, professional doctor-led care and advice. The basic HIV test is £99.