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HIV

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides the HIV service in North Yorkshire and York. It is also a member of the The Humber and York HIV Network (HIV HAY) which coordinates the treatment, management and support of patients living with HIV in the North Yorkshire and Humber region. 

HIV is now considered a long term manageable illness. This means we expect people with HIV to live longer, continue with their work, education, have families and live their own life, have their own dreams and aspirations.

HIV is spread through the exchange of bodily fluids. This most commonly happens during unprotected sexual contact, such as vaginal, oral and anal sex.

People who inject illegal drugs and share needles are also at risk of catching HIV. The condition can also be spread from a mother to her unborn child.

For more information about local HIV services, clinics and support visit the HIV HAY website www.hivhay.nhs.uk.

Getting tested

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust runs local sexual health services accross York and North Yorkshire. If you're concerned about HIV you should contact your local sexual health clinic or GP practice as soon as possible. Early diagnosis of HIV can make a real difference.

For more information about local HIV services and support visit www.hivhay.nhs.uk

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