HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) weakens the body’s immune system and can progress to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), which interferes with the immune system and makes people susceptible to infections. Although HIV cannot be cured, it can be effectively treated (if diagnosed early) so that HIV may not progress to AIDS. This means that the 107,000+ people living with HIV in the UK (figures from Public Health England, 2013) can continue to be productive members of the workforce.
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