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Body Positive Dorset

Diana, Princess of Wales House
24 Lorne Park Road
Dorset BH1 1JL

Tel: +44 (0)1202 297386
Fax: +44 (0)1202 290385

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24 hour Helpline - 01202 311166
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Positive Facts. Body Positive Dorset giving you the facts about HIV.


HIV stands for Human Immunodeficency Virus.

HIV infects a person's immune cells. By interfering with the cells that protect us against infection, HIV leaves the body poorly protected against particular types of diseases which these cells normally can fight off easily.

Initally, a person living with HIV may show no symptoms of HIV infection as their immune system manages to control it. However, in most cases their immune system will eventually need help from antiretroviral drugs to keep the HIV infection under control.


A.I.D.S stands for Acquired Immune Deficency Syndrome.

The term AIDS is now very rarely used. It is more usual to talk of 'late-stage' or 'advanced HIV infection'.

Advanced HIV infection is not a single disease or condition. Instead, it is a term that describes the stage when the virus has done enough damage to the immune system to allow cancers, pnuemonia or other opportunistic infections to develop.

Some Facts

The main ways that HIV can be transmitted are:

The following carry NO risk of HIV transmission:

Body Positive Dorset is pleased to offer an extensive range of complementary therepies provided by fully qualified therapists
Body Positive Dorset

Celebration of 35 years living with HIV

Body Positive Dorset

Body Positive Dorset
Invites you to join us for
Philip's Celebration Party

A buffet and drinks will be provided

All Welcome

14.00 onwards
Thursday 12th February 2015
24 Lorne Park Road
Bournemouth BH1 1JL

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