HIV - human immunodeficiency virus

HIV is a virus responsible for damaging the immune system of an infected person. Without testing it is difficult to be detected because it can be asymptomatic even for several years. Unfortunately, asymptomatic doesn't mean ineffective: throughout this whole period, the virus destroys our immune system.

The virus is transferred through body fluids:

  • through sexual contact (it can be present not only in semen, but also in vaginal fluid or pre-ejaculatory fluid)
  • through blood of a person infected with HIV
  • it can also be transferred on a child during pregnancy if the mother is infected with HIV.
Be responsible - for yourself and for others...

Protect yourself and others from HIV. Remember - staying unaware of infection means putting at risk not only yourself, but also the life and health of your close ones. Don't wait, take an action - be responsible.

HIV IN POLAND
Almost 19,000 infected people

In Poland, statistics do not look very good. In 2012, the number of people infected with HIV was about 16,000. In only three years, this number had increased by 20%. And these statistics only include detected cases. The number of all infected people can be much higher.

HIV WORLDWIDE

HIV infections

36,900,000 people currently have HIV/AIDS

According to WHO, there are currently almost 37,000,000 living people who are infected with HIV. On average, every 6 seconds one person becomes infected. In 2014, over 2,000,000 people became infected, and over 17,000,000 are unaware of their infection.

Several hundred thousand of infected children

800,000 of carriers are children

800,000 of carriers are children born by mothers infected with HIV. Until recently, the problem concerned only people in Africa, but the situation is changing, and the problem is spreading significantly.

1,500,000 deaths in one year

1,500,000 deaths in one year

It is estimated that only in 2013, due to complications of HIV and AIDS, 1,500,000 people died worldwide. During a 25 year period, the mortality has exceeded the total population of Poland!

Be responsible - for yourself and for others...

Protect yourself and others from HIV. Remember - staying unaware of infection means putting at risk not only yourself, but also the life and health of your close ones. Don't wait, take an action - be responsible.

Examine yourself before it's too late

Actually, any of us can be affected by HIV...

They've already done this...