Risk Assessment

Introduction

Introduction

HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, can be transmitted via sharing injecting/piercing equipment; having unprotected penetrative sex (anal, oral or vaginal); blood to blood contact; and mother to her baby, before and during birth or through breast feeding.

HIV attacks your immune system, particularly your T4 cells. T4 cells, sometimes called CD4 cells, are a type of white blood cell that help your body fight infection. The virus will continue to invade and destroy T4 cells. Eventually the body can't replace the T4 cells fast enough, and the immune system deteriorates. When the immune system has deteriorated to the point that it is unable to fight off diseases, a person is diagnosed with AIDS, (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).

AIDS cannot be transmitted, only HIV.

If you feel you may have come into contact with HIV, answer the following questions to determine your level of risk.

WARNING: The following does not constitute medical advice and the WA AIDS Council cannot be held accountable for any diagnosis or test results that occur at any time after completing this risk assessment.

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This risk assessment tool is not to be considered medical advice. All sexually active people should have regular STI tests, including HIV tests, especially if you or your partner have had multiple partners in the past 12 months. If you are concerned in any way, visit your GP or sexual health clinic. (linked to list) NB: Questions are of a sexual nature and contain language that may offend.

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Our Mission

To minimise the impact and further transmission of HIV, other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. To reduce social, legal and policy barriers which prevent access to health information and effective support and prevention services.