April 29, 2015
Low rate of HIV tests among Maori
The Aids Foundation is urging at risk people to take the test.
Launching National HIV Testing Month, executive director Shaun Robinson says it is trying to promote a supportive environment for people to test.
He says HIV and AIDS have fallen off many kiwis’ radar, but everyone has level of risk.
Gay and bisexual men are still the most at-risk group but there is a trend of increased risk for many new migrant communities from Asia and Africa.
Maori and Pacific people also have lower rates of HIV testing than the general population.
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