Erasure singer Andy Bell is speaking out in support of Britain's National HIV Testing Week.
Bell learned he was HIV positive in 1998.
"When I was tested for the second time and found out I was HIV positive, I thought my world was going to collapse and cave in but thankfully this test actually saved my life.
"The sooner you find out whether you are positive (or negative), the sooner you can start your combination therapy and get the virus under control and live your life normally."
Erasure's latest release is their very first Christmas CD "Snowglobe" available now.