PEOPLE in South Craven at risk of HIV are being urged to get tested.

North Yorkshire County Council is encouraging anyone with concerns to contact its YorSexualHealth service, which runs clinics across the region.

The message was issued to coincide with World Aids Day, which aims to end isolation and stigma surrounding HIV.

Last year, there were 225 people with HIV in North Yorkshire.

County Councillor Caroline Dickinson, executive member for public health, prevention and supported housing, said: "HIV testing, advice and support is offered across North Yorkshire.

"YorSexualHealth runs 27 clinics each week and anyone who is at risk of HIV now or in the future can attend for a free test.

"It is routinely offered to patients attending all sexual health services.

"There's also a free online test available for anyone who prefers that option.

"It's so important to remember that HIV is a manageable, long-term condition and outcomes are significantly improved with early diagnosis."

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