There are only a handful of activities that put you at risk of contracting HIV. This is because the virus is not airborne and can only be transmitted through bodily fluids.
In New Zealand most people who get HIV do so from having unprotected sex. Gay and bisexual men are at highest risk of HIV, followed by heterosexual men and women.
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Here, you can find information about HIV & AIDS including how HIV is transmitted, and how it affects different groups in New Zealand.
Find out about STIs and their symptoms so you can recognise them early and get tested at one of our centres.