Christian Jessen (Doctor) gives expert video advice on: How do I know if I've got HIV?; How can I avoid getting HIV?; Is there a cure for HIV? and more...
What is Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)?
HIV is a virus which damages the immune system in humans, leaving you susceptible to other potentially serious infections.
How is HIV transmitted?
HIV is transmitted through bodily fluids. This may be through having sexual intercourse, sharing needles, or having blood transfusions.
What are the long term effects of HIV?
The long-term effects of HIV are to cause a decline in the ability of your immune system to fight infection, and therefore HIV leaves you more prone to disease.
What should I do if I get HIV?
If you are diagnosed with HIV, you'll be put under the care of a specialist HIV clinic who will guide you through your HIV treatment options.
Is there a cure for HIV?
There's currently no cure for HIV. However, there are plenty of treatments available which help prevent HIV damaging your immune system.
Can I catch HIV from mutual masturbation?
Mutual masturbation is considered extremely low risk for catching HIV.
Can I catch HIV from oral sex?
Oral sex is considered "low risk" for catching HIV, but you can still catch HIV, if there are other infections present. If in doubt, you should always use a condom for oral sex.