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Advancements in HIV treatments mean that a person infected with HIV can lead a healthy, active and long life. Treatments can suppress the virus so it is no longer detectable and cannot be passed onto others. The earlier a person is diagnosed as being HIV positive, the more effective the treatment and the lower the risk of infecting others.
You may become infected with HIV through
Repeat HIV testing is advised for the above groups and can be accessing through the Warrington Sexual Health service at Bath Street, which also provides HIV support post-diagnosis.
You can't become infected with HIV through
Early symptoms of HIV infection include:
Prevention involves creating a barrier to the virus, such as a condom, and that any skin-piercing equipment you use is not contaminated and is disposed of safely
People who are HIV negative but are at risk of getting HIV, such as from a HIV positive partner, may access pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication. The medication is taken before you have sex.
If you are at risk of HIV infection, you should test for the virus as soon as possible. The earlier someone is diagnosed, the more successful treatment is likely to be. All Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinics offer testing, together with confidential advice, counselling and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. You can also visit your GP.
Call 01925 644202
Call 01928 753217
Call 0151 7062620
Call 0161 276 5200 (male)/0161 276 5212 (female)
If you are finding that any HIV related conditions are making daily life difficult, adult social services may be able to help.
You do not need to tell us that you are HIV positive, though we will be able to offer more specific and more flexible help if you do make us aware of your circumstances.
To find out if adult social services can help you or someone you know with HIV, ask your GUM clinic, doctor or contact in a voluntary HIV organisation to refer you or contact us directly.
There are several organisations and services you go to for support, information and education