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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 need help from anti-HIV drugs to keep the HIV infection under control. These drugs do not completely rid the body of HIV infection.


AIDS is short 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 oportunistic infections to develop.

Some Facts

  • • HIV can infect anybody
  • • Since 2007, the majority of people diagnosed in the UK were infected through heterosexual sex
  • • For every person diagnosed with advanced HIV-disease, there are many others who have HIV infection without knowing it
  • • There is no vacine or cure for HIV infection
  • The main ways that HIV can be transmitted are:

    The following carry NO risk of HIV transmission:

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    World AIDs Day 2014

    Body Positive Dorset

    Body Positive Dorset
    Invites you to join us for
    World Aids Day

    A buffet and drinks will be provided

    All Welcome

    6pm to 9pm
    Monday 1st December 2014
    24 Lorne Park Road
    Bournemouth BH1 1JL

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