HIV & STBBI
What is HIV?
HIV is a sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) that affects a person’s immune system, making the body unable to defend itself other infections and illnesses.
U = U
U=U means Undetectable=Untransmittable. This means that when you achieve viral suppression from taking HIV medicine and continue to stay at undetectable levels of HIV, you can stay healthy and have no risk of transmitting to others.
Learn more about U=U below:
HIV in Canada today
New statistics show the demographic, geological and new HIV diagnostic variations occurring in recent years:
What is a sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection?
STBBI, also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STD) or sexually transmitted infections (STI), are infections that can be transmitted by sexual contact or other activities during which two (or more) people’s bodily fluids mingle, such as needle sharing.