Almost four in five HIV+ sufferers are now aware of HIV life assurance compared with only one in five a year ago, according to Unusual Risks, the medical financial adviser.
Unusual Risks surveyed 163 people in October, with 127 saying they were aware of the availability of HIV+ life assurance products, with 36 saying they were not aware.
A year earlier, only 20 per cent of HIV+ people said they knew of the existence of life assurance products for people with their condition.
Unusual Risks practice manager Chris Morgan says: “We are very pleased with the coverage HIV life assurance has received from the HIV community press, financial industry press and HIV information providers such as NAM Aidsmap all who have helped to significantly increase awareness of the product.
“The opportunities for people living with HIV in regards to mortgages and insurance have improved dramatically over the last few years, with people now able to protect their families and mortgages with life assurance and life insurance.”
PruProtect was the first provider to offer life insurance to HIV sufferers in April 2009.