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i-Base answers questions about HIV treatment.

This service is primarily for people who are HIV positive. We do not answer questions about testing or transmission.

Our answers are based on the latest guidelines and research and presented in non-technical language.

This information is posted by treatment advocates (who answers these questions?) and is meant to be used in consultation and discussion with your doctor.

FROM AUGUST 2017 we WILL no LONGEr answer questions about HIV testing or HIV transmission.

Why i-Base does not answer questions on HIV testing and transmission?

If you are in the UK and worried about HIV transmission and testing, or would like advice on counselling, benefits, housing or legal questions, please contact THT Direct (0808 802 1221).


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