HIV Prevention

HIV Social Media Toolkit

HIV Advocacy Anytime is the right time to promote HIV prevention and advocacy Anytime is the right time to promote HIV prevention and advocacy and there are specific observations recognized throughout the year when it’s especially good to be involved. These include: Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February) Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March) National …

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PrEP PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. The word prophylaxis means to prevent or control the spread of an infection or disease. The goal of PrEP is to prevent HIV infection from taking hold if you are exposed to the virus. When you think of HIV prevention, condoms are probably the first thing that comes to …

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World AIDS Day: December 1

World AIDS Day takes place each year on December 1st. The annual observation is held to bring attention to the global impact of HIV/AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that an estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 don’t know it. More than 36 million people around the …

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Living with HIV/AIDS

Living with HIV/AIDS

Living with HIV If you have been diagnosed with HIV, seeking health care early and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help a person stay healthy. There are many new drugs available that can help to slow down the damage that HIV does to the immune system. What do I do if I have HIV? You …

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HIV and pregnancy

HIV and Pregnancy

HIV and Pregnancy There is a lot to think about when you want to have a baby or when a baby is on the way. One important step is to learn about HIV. There are good reasons to get an HIV test if you are pregnant or thinking about having a baby. Knowing whether you …

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HIV Testing

HIV Testing The only way to tell you have HIV is get tested. Testing is recommended at least once for everyone, and may be recommended more often for some. Testing can be quick, easy and confidential. Why get tested for HIV? Knowing your HIV status has two important benefits. First, if you are HIV positive, …

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HIV:Fast Facts HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. HIV can be transmitted through the blood, sexual fluids, or breast milk of an HIV-infected person. In the United States, nearly 1.1 million people are living with HIV, and almost one in five …

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