If you've recently found yourself... as a friend of mine has... back on the dating circuit... you might wanna make sure you don't go skydiving without your reserve chute.
-- LONDON, ONT. -- When rapid HIV testing expands next month across Ontario, officials will be watching closely to see if the results mirror an abnormal and dramatic cluster of positive tests recorded this fall at a London clinic.Not reassuring at all, huh?
Options Clinic – the only anonymous test site in the city and the only Ontario site besides Toronto's Hassle Free Clinic doing rapid HIV testing – has seen seven positive results in 139 tests conducted since Sept. 1.
Of the seven, three are heterosexual women, two are heterosexual men and two are homosexual men.
Based on 2005 figures, it is estimated that almost 25,000 people in Ontario are living with HIV, about 34 per cent of those undiagnosed.
London has the third-highest HIV rate in the province, behind Toronto and Ottawa.