Senior figures in healthcare from across the city visited the Centre for Sexual Health at Leeds General Infirmary as part of national HIV testing week.
Cllr Lisa Mulherin, Executive Member for Health and Well-being at Leeds City Council, joined the city’s Director for Public Health, Dr Ian Cameron, at the event.
Also there was Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ Chief Medical Officer, Dr Yvette Oade, along with sexual health consultants and staff at the LGI, who talked to the visitors about the service as well as testing across the city.
Due to the city being a high prevalence area for HIV/AIDS, with 1 in 500 people being affected by the condition, there has been a significant drive towards increasing testing and raising awareness to help control the spread of the infection.
Dr.Amy Evans, Lead Clinician at the Leeds Centre for Sexual Health, who has been at the forefront of the campaign 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.”