Most people with HIV who receive treatment cannot pass on the virus.
HIV can affect people of any sexuality.
You can only be certain you are HIV-positive if you get tested.
Patients usually have a normal life expectancy if they receive an early diagnosis and treatment.
Testing and Treatments:
A blood sample will be taken to test for the virus.
Antiretroviral medication will be prescribed following further blood tests.
If you think you have been in recent (last 72 hours) sexual contact with an infected person, you should visit your local sexual health clinic or A&E to access PEPSE (Post Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV following Sexual Exposure) treatment.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP is a highly effective tablet used to reduce the risk of catching HIV.