For more information on HIV testing, contact Ontario's AIDS and Sexual Health Information Line at: 1-800-668-2437; Toronto: 416-392-2437. HIV can only pass from one person to another during specific activities.These activities include unprotected vaginal or anal sex (i.e., sex without a condom or without HIV treatment), the sharing of drug use equipment (such as needles, cookers, or pipes), and during pregnancy, delivery and breast feeding - when the woman has untreated HIV and does not have access to HIV-knowledgeable care.Of course, these symptoms are only HIV-related if an individual has engaged in an activity that could result in HIV infection.The only way to know if you have HIV is to have an HIV test.more This destroys these immune cells in the process.
If an HIV infection is left untreated, it is likely that it will eventually lead to the person who has the infection dying from AIDS.
Learn more about testing and treatment programs in Ontario here.
I want to know more about HIV I need to get tested, go to an AIDS service organization, or find an HIV health care provider: For immediate assistance and referral, please call the AIDS & Sexual Health Infoline at: Province-wide: 1-800-668-2437; Toronto: 416-392-2437 To learn more about what the Government of Ontario is doing, check out Ontario's HIV response and the HIV (OACHA) Strategy.
When people become infected with HIV, they may experience a range of symptoms within about two to four weeks after the infection.
These include a rash on the body, fever, and other flu-like symptoms.