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New HIV cases on P.E.I. low so far in 2020

New HIV cases in P.E.I. appear on track this year to be down notably from 2019.
New HIV cases in P.E.I. appear on track this year to be down notably from 2019. - 123RF Stock Photo

New HIV cases in P.E.I. appear on track this year to be down notably from 2019.

So far in 2020, the province has three cases of HIV or human immunodeficiency virus. There were nine cases in 2019.

More than 60 people on P.E.I. are living with HIV, which attacks the body’s immune system. 

Health Canada notes while HIV is a manageable chronic condition, if left untreated, it can cause a weakened immune system or AIDS, which stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome.  

P.E.I. provides, at no cost, the medication to treat HIV and pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). 

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