HIV known as human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that attacks cells that help the body fight infection.  Having HIV makes an individual susceptible to other infections and diseases. The virus is spread by certain bodily fluids of a person with HIV, most commonly during unprotected sex.

The human body can’t get rid of HIV so it’s even more detrimental that testing is done as soon as possible to avoid further tranmission, once you have HIV, you have it for life. If left untreated, HIV can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and potential complications making testing even more pivtol.