On Air Now
The Capital Weekender With Ministry of Sound 10pm - 6am
20 June 2011, 10:49 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
For the first time people in Greater Manchester can test for HIV and chlamydia at home.
It's hoped the fact the test is done at home will make it less scary and encourage more people to get checked out.
Diane Cordwell from RUClear said:
'Currently, most HIV testing takes place in GUM Clinics and Ante Natal settings.
'By taking screening outside of traditional settings and offering our residents home testing, we are able to increase uptake and make diagnosis earlier, thus reducing avoidable infections, illness and premature mortality. With early diagnosis, HIV becomes a manageable illness where people can go on to live long, healthy and active lives.
'RUClear is the only chlamydia office nationally who are combining chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis and therefore offering a full sexual screen.'