Acet Jersey calls for joint approach on Aids

A Jersey Aids charity is calling for a co-ordinated approach by the States and volunteer organisations to stop an increase in the disease in the island.

A 2010 review by Acet Jersey found HIV figures had "doubled in recent years" with about 70 people being treated in the island during the year.

Chairman Tim Neill said there was still a stigma associated with the disease and awareness of it needed to improve.

He said everybody needed to work together to get across the message.

Mr Neill said: "We have to have a multi-sector approach, it's not just one charity doing it.

"It has to involve the health service, the voluntary and charitable sector, parents, grandparents, schools - it's a whole range of people working together to make sure it gets under control again and the message is out there."

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