HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) affects the body's immune system, which makes it more difficult to fight off infections and some cancers.

Today HIV is a manageable health condition. People living with HIV can take daily treatment to lead a full and long life.

Evidence shows that the sooner you start treatment to control HIV, the better it will be for your long term health outcomes. Treatment improves your mental health and quality of life, and also reduces your risk of transmitting HIV to partners.

How far back in time should you trace your previous partners? Your most recent sexual or needle-sharing partners. It may be necessary to go back to your last known negative HIV test, if applicable.

(Note: this is a general guide only, consult your doctor for any other considerations that are appropriate for your own particular circumstances.)

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