Dr Olwen Williams
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HIV diagnosis increase in Wales prompts concern

Health experts want more to be done to curb the number of people contracting HIV after figures showed diagnosis in Wales reached a 15-year high.

There were 189 positive tests in 2014, according to newly-released figures, which relates to data from STI clinics.

Giving out free condoms and prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep) for those most at risk are among measures suggested to tackle the problem.

Dr Olwen Williams, a consultant genito-urinary physician at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, said there were maybe several reasons behind the increase, with some people believing they were not at risk.

  • 06 Aug 2016
  • From the section Wales