health bosses visited a sexual health unit to promote HIV testing during a national awareness week.
Coun Lisa Mulherin, Leeds City Council’s executive member for health and wellbeing, joined the city’s director of public health Dr Ian Cameron at the Centre for Sexual Health at Leeds General Infirmary.
They met staff to hear about their efforts to increase the number of people tested, as one in 500 people in Leeds has the infection – but a quarter of them are thought to be unaware. Dr Amy Evans, lead clinician at the Leeds Centre for Sexual Health, said: “It’s really great to see such a joined up approach to testing across the city.
“By promoting testing we can create better outcomes for people here in Leeds.”