HIV Infection: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Black of Brentwood Lord Black of Brentwood Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide an update on plans to support HIV testing initiatives across England; and if so, when.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England (PHE) supports HIV testing initiatives across England through its national programmes where appropriate.

PHE has committed to supporting the 56 Dean Street Breaking the Chain campaign via HIV Prevention England, the national HIV Prevention Programme and the national HIV self-sampling service. From 5 June 2020, residents of all local authorities in England can order a free self-sampling kit through the national HIV self-sampling service. PHE has committed to paying for 7,000 HIV tests, including syphilis opt-out testing, throughout the promotional period.

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