HIV and AIDS

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 What is HIV/AIDS?

 
  • HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which causes the disease called AIDS.
 
  • AIDS stands for Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome, and is a sexually transmitted disease.
 
  • AIDS is the final stage of HIV infection and it can take years for a person infected with HIV to reach this stage.
 
  • Having AIDS means that the virus has weakened the immune system to the point at which the body has a difficult time fighting any infections.
 
  • However, with today's new treatments, people who are HIV-positive can live full, active lives, and avoid progressing to AIDS...if the viral infection is known at an early stage. Don't wait. Get tested today!
 

HIV/AIDS Testing and Treatment:



Who is Most at Risk for HIV/AIDS?

 

Anyone can get HIV—women and men, straight or gay. If you answer yes to one of the following questions, you should get tested.

  • ​​Have you had sex with​out a condom, even​ just once?
  • Have you had more than one sex partner?
  • Have you ever had a sexually transmitted disease?
  • Have you ever shared a needle?
 

Useful Links

For more detailed information about HIV/AIDS testing, counseling and treatment, visit the following websites: