HIV

Now then…this STI is the most serious out of the bunch guys and gals – so take note as there is currently no cure, we’re not telling you this to scare you, it’s just the reality so we want you to know about it and how to protect yourself.

The virus, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to be exact, is what causes AIDS, or as the doctors will call it, acquired immune deficiency syndrome.  You can get HIV by having sex without a condom, sharing a needle or other injecting equipment with a person who is infected.

HIV is serious as it weakens the immune system, making it easier for different infections and cancers to affect your body.  Although it may take some time, the virus is also what causes AIDS.

It’s important to have regular sexual health checks, and again the serious nature of this virus is a good reminder to us all about wearing a condom – this will protect both you and your partner and help stop the spread within our communities.

“Reference: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

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