In 2010, an estimated 91,500 people in the United Kingdom had HIV. Approximately 25% of these people were unaware they were victims of the disease. In 2011, there were 5,594 new cases of HIV. Although there is no cure for HIV at this time, lives can be extended through early diagnosis and proper treatment.
This book can help people recognise signs and symptoms of HIV and AIDS. It can also help identify and avoid risky behaviours that may lead to a HIV infection. Seeking to remove the unknown from this mysterious disease, this informative guide clarifies what HIV is, and how it is identified and treated. It also explains other illnesses you can get when you are HIV-positive. Most importantly, it talks about how to stay well and live a productive life after finding out that you are HIV-positive. It is a helpful resource not only for people who have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, but also for their friends and family members.