If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.If diagnosed early, people with HIV who are on treatment live full and normal lives and have a very low risk of onward transmission of the virus. Further information about the virus can be found on the HIV and AIDS pages on the NHS Choices website.Local authorities must commission comprehensive sexual health services, including HIV testing in community and sexual health services.
It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards, commissioners of HIV testing services and other organisations involved with delivering sexual health services. It is usually transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse when one participant has the virus.
Karen Fratti was 28, living with her then-boyfriend in New York City, when she decided to get her first HIV test five years ago. She merely thought she might as well add it to the list of things to test at her annual check-up.
The result was positive.'The positive result almost didn't compute at first,' Fratti recalls.'"What does that mean?
I realise now just what a huge mistake that was – I was incredibly naive.’At first, understandably, Rachel was bereft.
‘I was terrified about what would happen, and I became depressed and had panic attacks. A health adviser at the clinic talked to me and answered all my questions.