HIV today

Attitudes to HIV and AIDS, as well as the treatment options available, have changed since first coming to public attention in the 1980s.

Advances in treatment

Since then, major advances in the treatment of HIV means most people with HIV don’t develop AIDS and can live a longer, healthier life. More people than ever are living longer, healthier lives with HIV in Scotland as a result of increased testing, leading to earlier diagnosis and better treatment.

If not detected and treated early, HIV can lead to serious, possibly life-threatening, health problems, so it is vital to get tested regularly.

HIV news and research

There is a huge amount of information about HIV available. Here are a few links to some recognised organisations that provide details of the latest HIV news and research.

News about HIV from around the world.

News and statistics from this international HIV and AIDS charity.

Health Protection Scotland
Information and statistics about HIV and AIDS.

HIV Scotland
Information about HIV from this national voluntary agency that seeks to improve the health and well-being of people living with HIV.

NHS Health Scotland
Links to sexual health evidence, research and data produced by NHS Health Scotland.

Sigma Research
Research reports that can be downloaded for free or ordered online for delivery via the post. Single copies of all reports are free, including delivery.

Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland
Facts and figures about HIV around the world.

For more information you can also check out our useful links section.

Condoms & lube

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