FAQs: Frequently asked questions on HIV and AIDS
AbstractDescription: In 2011 there were an estimated 3.5 million people living with HIV in the South-East Asia Region, with an estimated 210 000 people becoming newly infected. Today, many people in the Region are not aware that they are HIV infected because they either feel well or they have not taken an HIV test. As HIV does not discriminate - everyone is at risk regardless of age, gender, race, class, income or religion - having an HIV test is important and should be encouraged. These frequently asked questions explain in basic language key issues about HIV and AIDS that cover various aspects of disease prevention, treatment, care and support. HIV is most commonly spread through unprotected sex - sex without a condom - with an infected partner(s). With advanced medications, people with HIV can be protected from developing AIDS. Starting antiretroviral medicines early prevents health complications. HIV is a chronic, manageable disease. With care and support people living with HIV can have healthy and productive lives. Get an HIV test today - it is simple, quick and offers protection to you and your loved ones.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). FAQs: Frequently asked questions on HIV and AIDS. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205084