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HIV Info

Of the more than one million people estimated to be living with HIV in the United States, one in eight don't know they're infected. The best way to fight HIV is to know your status.


If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, we encourage you to get a confidential HIV test in your region.

Have questions about HIV/AIDS? We have answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Want to learn more about PrEP? PrEP is a method of HIV prevention that people who are HIV-negative may be able to use. It involves taking a daily medication, and other thing like regular HIV testing, to prevent HIV transmission. Learn more about PrEP.

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This is a virus that attacks the immune system and can cause AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).  

Over time, and without treatment, HIV gradually weakens the body's immune system leaving it vulnerable to many infections and cancers that do not normally develop.

AIDS is the late stage of an HIV infection. An AIDS diagnosis indicates HIV has weakened the body's immune system. A person living with AIDS is at risk of suffering from life-threatening infections or cancers.

Learn more about acquiring HIV, testing for HIV, and HIV treatment options.

 

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