Getting tested for HIV - If you know you have HIV, you can get the treatment and care you need to stay healthy and avoid passing it on to others. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, it is important to get tested. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. The ... Read more
Treating HIV - There is no cure for HIV infection – at least, not yet. However, there are medications for treating HIV, called antiretroviral drugs. When used properly, these medications can all but stop HIV from replicating, allowing the immune system to retain (or rebuild) its strength and keep the body healthy.   HIV treatment means taking a combination ... Read more
Protecting yourself from HIV - HIV and Sex You can have sex with little or no risk of passing on or getting HIV. This is called safer sex. Safer sex also helps protect you and your partner(s) from other STIs, such as gonorrhea and syphilis.   People can have HIV or other STIs without knowing it because these infections often ... Read more
How can you get HIV? - Only five body fluids can contain enough HIV to infect someone: blood, semen (including pre-cum), rectal fluid, vaginal fluid and breast milk. HIV can only get passed when one of these fluids from a person with HIV gets into the bloodstream of another person – through broken skin, the opening of the penis or the ... Read more
What are HIV and AIDS? - HIV is a virus that can make you sick. HIV (or Human Immunodeficiency Virus) weakens your immune system, your body’s built-in defense against disease and illness.   Anyone can be infected with HIV. You can have HIV without knowing it. You may not look or feel sick for years, but you can still pass the ... Read more