Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) - symptoms and how to test
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a debilitating and sometimes fatal illness (HIV). The disease disproportionately impacts gay and bisexual males of all colours and ethnicities. HIV decreases your resistance to disease by weakening your immune system. If your HIV test returns positive, you and your doctor can work together to create a treatment plan to combat the infection and prevent further consequences. The test results can also help you avoid actions that put others at risk of contracting the virus.