What does this mean?
Evidence suggests that infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can eventually lead to the development of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
There is currently no cure for AIDS. It causes the body’s defence mechanisms to break down leaving the sufferer open to various infections, which would normally pose little threat to people unaffected by AIDS. These infections usually prove to be fatal.
More and more cases of physical assault are being reported to the police where the victim has been brought into contact with the HIV virus. A claim would be paid where the attack had been reported to the police and it is proved that the HIV infection was because of the attack.