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Sexual & General Health

HIV and AIDS

World AIDS Day ribbonIn the UK, gay and bisexual men are affected by HIV more than any other population group, with around 80% of new infections occurring through sex between men. Advances in anti-HIV therapy continue to offer improvements to health and wellbeing, substantially improving the average prognosis for those living with the virus. But being HIV+ is still a condition that is lifelong, incurable and life-changing. Many people living with HIV suffer from frequent illnesses, feelings of isolation or depression, and debilitating side effects from drug therapy. Regular testing for HIV, and early diagnosis, can help to keep a person healthier for longer.

To find out more about HIV, choose one of the links below:

Frequently asked questions
Getting HIV tested
PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis)
PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis)
History of the pandemic (1970s 2000s)
Myths and misconceptions
Criminalisation of HIV transmission
HIV-related discrimination (in Equality section)
Drugs and HIV (in Drugs section)