Over 105,2000 people are living with HIV in the UK.
HIV infection may cause a flu like illness a few weeks after infection. After this, people with HIV usually remain symptom free for several years.
Many people in the UK are carrying the infection without knowing it. It is important to test regularly for HIV infection – at least once a year, or whenever you have a new sexual partner.
You can order a free kit to get tested for HIV through SH:24: Order a STI test kit | SH:24 (sh24.org.uk)
There are many myths that surround HIV, including how you can get HIV.
HIV lives in the blood and in some body fluids. There is no risk of HIV being passed on by shaking hands, using a toilet, kissing, sharing cups or plates.
For the facts about HIV, visit: Transmission & prevention | aidsmap