HIV in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender individuals.

What is HIV?

HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system and weakens the body’s ability to fight infections and disease. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Unfortunately there is no cure for HIV but in the last 10 years there has been medication/treatments that are available to help those with HIV have a long and healthy life.


AIDS and HIV are similar conditions but have different elements to them. AIDS in the final stage of the HIV infection when your body can no longer fight infections which becomes very life threatening for individuals. But with early dignosis and the correct treatment a HIV suffer will not go on to develop AIDS.

How does someone get HIV?

HIV is found in 4 main bodily fluids which include semen, vaginal/anal fluids, blood and breast milk. If the virus is outside of the body for so long it…

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