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Basic facts about HIV

The best defense against HIV is prevention

  • HIV is spread through unsafe sex and sharing needles.
  • Use condoms consistently and never share needles or works.
  • HIV prevention programs can help you lower your risk.*

Know your HIV status.

  • Get tested for HIV.
  • Test at least once in your lifetime.
  • Test every 3 months if you practice high risk behaviors.*

HIV is now a treatable disease.

  • There is no cure for HIV.
  • Medications can help people live longer, healthier lives.
  • Taking medications properly is a lifelong commitment.

HIV awareness and information help promote understanding.

  • You can't tell by looking at someone that they have HIV.
  • Anyone practicing high risk behaviors can be infected.*
  • Judging people with HIV can promote the spread of the disease.*

*Those at highest risk for HIV are men who have sex with men, injection drug users, their partners and individuals whose partners are HIV positive.

 

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