Fast facts about HIV

The following materials will give you basic information about HIV, how to prevent its transmission and about HIV tests as well as HIV counselling and treatment.

Fast facts about HIV

What is HIV? What is AIDS? What are the symptoms of HIV? How is HIV transmitted? How quickly does a person infected with HIV develop AIDS?

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Fast facts about HIV prevention

How can I limit my risk of HIV transmission through sex? How effective are condoms in preventing HIV? What is a female condom? Does male circumcision prevent HIV transmission? What is antiretroviral treatment as prevention? What is PrEP? What is PEP? Can transmission from mother to child be prevented?

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Fast facts about HIV testing and counselling

What is a HIV test? How long after possible exposure should I wait to be tested for HIV? Why should I get a HIV test? Where can I get tested? Are my test results confidential? What do I do if I have HIV? What does it mean if I test negative for HIV?

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Fast facts about HIV treatment

What is antiretroviral treatment? What is the most common life-threatening opportunistic infection affecting people living with HIV? Is there a cure for HIV? Can people living with HIV live a healthy life if on treatment? How about side effects of treatment?

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