Article Title:Not enough HIV testing
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:6th September 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2005
Text:Researchers at Otago University are saying that there is not enough HIV testing being performed for high risk groups, after the release of a study that shows nearly 70% of people diagnosed with AIDS in the last 18 months had only recently found out they were HIV+. "Earlier diagnosis and treatment could confidently have been expected to have delayed the progression of the disease in many of these people," said lead medical epidemiologist Nigel Dickson. "All findings suggest not enough HIV testing is occurring among people at risk of infection," he added, saying that young people in particular were at risk because they were less likely to seek testing where they perceived the workers to be "judgmental" about their behaviour.    
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