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HIV

HIV is a condition that carries around a lot of stigma – fuelled by stories from the past and myths that don’t seem to fade. However, the truth of living with HIV in Scotland today is quite different. With effective treatments and early diagnosis, people with HIV can expect to live long, healthy lives.


In this section, you’ll find more information about living with HIV, from support with a new diagnosis to telling other people.

What is HIV?
What are the symptoms of HIV?
How is HIV passed on?
How do I get tested for HIV?
How do I prevent HIV transmission?
Is there treatment for HIV?
I’m diagnosed HIV positive – what now?
Can I breastfeed if I have HIV?
U=U and HIV – what do I need to know?
PrEP – what do I need to know?
PEP/PEPSE - what do I need to know?

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