Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
HIV infection is caused by a virus that attacks the immune system and destroys cells that fight off other infections and diseases. AIDS is the most severe phase of HIV infection. HIV is most commonly spread through unprotected sex and sharing HIV-contaminated needles or syringes. There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, but it can be effectively managed through treatment.
PHO Grand Rounds: Swipe right: Using the internet for public health interventions for sexually transmitted infections
This will be complemented by a presentation from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, describing their experience implementing internet-based STI contact management strategies, including STI contact follow-up using social networking sites and health promotion.