Self testing kits for HIV (also called HIV home-testing) became legal in the UK from 6 April 2014.Regulated kits are now available for sale but it is important to check the CE mark before purchasing any kit.
We set ourselves the challenge of trying as many as we could over the course of six weeks.
There are over 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK and around a quarter of them don’t know they’re HIV positive.
HIV is a treatable condition and no longer a terminal illness.
The figure reflects an increase of 286 reported offences in the space of a year and it is up 43% since 2011-12, following the implementation of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act in 2010.
In the UK as a whole, an alleged child sex offence is recorded by police every 10 minutes, according to the statistics.