HIV (or Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that weakens your immune system which is your body’s built-in defence against disease and illness.
Any person can be infected with HIV no matter of age, sex, race or ethnic origin or whom a person has sex with. HIV can be present without a person being aware due to non symptoms being present. During this time, while an individual may not look or feel sick, they can still pass the virus onto other people.
For more information and Canadian resources on HIV/AIDS please connect to the following organizations: