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This week we look at a website that has been created by the Terrence Higgins Trust and funded by the Department of Health, that hopes to get everyone at risk tested and get those who are HIV positive on treatment.
At the end of April the Department of Health announced a campaign to halt the spread of HIV in England within a generation.
This is an ambitious project, but the strategy is simple - get everyone tested and get those who are HIV positive on treatment. There are more than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK and one in four of them is undiagnosed.
If everyone at risk is tested for HIV, and those who test positive are given antiviral therapy, the plan is achievable.
We Can Stop HIV - It Starts with Me is a website that has been created by the Terrence Higgins Trust and funded by the Department of Health as a major part of this campaign. It is a single-issue website to encourage people at risk to have HIV tests.
The site is aimed at the general public and refreshingly free of jargon and medical terminology. Its graphics, layout and information are clear and easy to understand, and it also talks about living positively and healthily.
It has good navigation, with straightforward information. The main message here is how and where to get an HIV test, including postal testing.
This site does not have the depth of information nurses would be looking for about prevention and HIV testing, but it is an excellent site to recommend to patients. If someone asks you about HIV testing, direct them to this site for unambiguous information.
Browse the whole collection of nursing websites reviewed in our journals. We think each website here is a valuable resource for nurses and healthcare professionals.