The human immunodeficiency virus is a lentivirus that causes HIV infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Infection with HIV occurs by the transfer of bodily fluids.
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Destination Information for Tristan Da Cunha
Tristan da Cunha is a UK territory, an archipelago of small islands which are in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, over 2,430km away from the nearest other land. As the most remote inhabited island in the world, Tristan da Cunha has just 300 residents, all of whom live on the main island in a hamlet called Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. The other islands in the group, Inaccessible Island, Nightingale Island, Middle Island and Stoltenhoff Island, are all uninhabited.
With no airport, travel to Tristan da Cunha is by boat, which takes 5-6 days from Cape Town, South Africa. A number of cruise ships also stop at the island occasionally. Despite the remote location and difficult terrain thanks to the rugged volcanic landscape, the island’s residents are welcoming to those who make the effort to visit. Join an organised tour to visit Inaccessible Island, or join in with fishing trips, walks and climbs.
Travellers determined to find somewhere special to visit will delight in this tiny island! Trips to Tristan da Cunha need to be well-planned, but are possible and extremely memorable.
Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Malaria and regions within country:
Malaria is not normally present in Tristan Da Cunha.