Everyones Guide To HIV/AIDS

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HIV spreads through intimate sexual contact and through contact with HIV positive blood and other body fluids. The first step is for the virus to gain entry into the target cell. Once inside the cell the virus will begin to reproduce


The question of attitude is one of the greatest and perhaps the most worrying problems related to HIV/AIDS. We need to consider our personal attitude, and the attitudes of others, towards the disease and those suffering from the disease. What is your attitude to those who have been infected?


To better understand what HIV and AIDS is and how they relate it is necessary to look at a few definitions.


In order to make an informed or educated decision about having an HIV test it is important to understand what is involved, why you should have a test, or why not. This is one of the reasons for counselling. There are emotional issues to deal with.


Many people who are HIV positive are living longer now than in the past. HIV is not an immediate death sentence. There is a great deal that can be done to live a happy and healthy life for a number of years.

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