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Ending of lockdown 'could lead to a surge in sexually transmitted diseases', HIV charity warns

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Jacquie Richardson

Jacquie Richardson

Jacquie Richardson

The end of the latest lockdown could lead to a spike in sexually transmitted infections in Northern Ireland, a leading HIV charity has warned.

Around 1,200 people here are living with HIV, and while the number of new cases of the virus was down in 2019, the chief executive of Positive Life has said she is concerned numbers will rise again as a consequence of a relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions.


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