MP takes HIV test in Parliament

People looking to buy cheap condoms online may be interested to know that a Conservative MP took a HIV test during a parliamentary reception at the House of Lords.

Brighton Kemptown representative Simon Kirby was given a finger-prick blood test that provides a result within 15 minutes, the Pink Paper reports.

He was given the all-clear after undergoing the screening to mark World Aids Day on Wednesday (December 1st).

Mr Kirby, who is also the vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and Aids, explained that being diagnosed with the virus is no longer a "death sentence" as treatments have developed considerably from when they were first introduced.

He said: "An HIV diagnosis today is something that could save your life, because as long as you get the treatment in time, you can expect to live well into old age."

The event was organised by the Terence Higgins Trust, which was established in 1982 following the death of the trust's namesake who was one of the first people in the UK to die from Aids.