HIV FACTS

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. It is only passed from person to person through blood or sexual fluids. However, HIV is preventable and treatable. Therefore, it is important to know the facts, know your risks and know your HIV status to protect yourself and those you love.

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NEW HIV INFECTIONS REPORTED IN 2016
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REPORTED SINCE 1981

From 2012 to 2016, HIV diagnoses:

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Reduction among PWID
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Reduction among African American gay and bisexual men
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Reduction among heterosexuals
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Increase among white gay and bisexual men
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Increase among Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men

HIV is a virus that attacks the body's immune system

It is usually spread by anal or vaginal sex or sharing needles with a person who is living with HIV. The only way to know you have HIV is to be tested. Everyone aged 13-64 should be tested at least once, and people at high risk should be tested at least once a year. Ask your doctor, or visit gettested.cdc.gov to find a testing site. Without treatment, HIV can make a person very sick or may even cause death. If you are living with HIV, start treatment as soon as possible to stay healthy and help protect your partners.

reduce your risk

Use Condoms

Don't Share Needles

Take medicine to prevent or treat HIV