HIV is short for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the virus that causes advanced HIV. It attacks the human body's immune system and damages its ability to fight infections. HIV enters the obdy through infected body fluids. HIV infected body fluids may enter an uninfected person's body in the following ways:
You cannot get HIV from:
AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is also know as advanced HIV infection, a disease that causes the body's immune system to break down making it unable to fight off opportunistic infections and other illnesses.
The best place to go for a HIV test in Thurrock is your local sexual health clinic at the:
Anthony Wisdom Centre,
Telephone: 01268 592214 / 592347.
Walk in or call us during working hours to make an appointment.
The HIV service includes a specialist worker with knowledge of local issues, services and resources. If you have been diagnosed HIV positive, the specialist worker will offer you advice and information on where to find help. Contact us at:
Specialist Worker, SWITT,
PO Box 140,
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