Early detection can prevent from becoming serious illness
One in seven Canadians living with HIV are unaware of their infection
33% of HIV-positive people are diagnosed in the later stages of the disease
Most HIV-infected people receive health care services during the years before they’re diagnosed, but, unfortunately, they’re never tested for HIV. Early treatment is very effective if started early before symptoms appear. The sooner you start treatment, the less likely you are to get sick because of opportunistic infections, HIV-related cancers and AIDS.