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National HIV Testing Day– 27 June– don’t know your status? find out!

CDC recommends that everyone ages 13-64 be tested once for HIV.

Find a place to get tested in your community or text your zip code to KNOW IT, that’s 5-6-6-9-4-8.

What is HIV?
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. The virus can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS.

How does HIV get transmitted?
–not using a condom when having sex with a person who has HIV
–having multiple sex partners or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can increase the risk of infection during sex
–unprotected oral sex can also be a risk for HIV transmission, but it is a much lower risk than anal or vaginal sex
–sharing needles, syringes, rinse water, or other equipment used with injected drugs [such as heroin]
–being born to an infected mother—HIV can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, birth, or breast-feeding.
[source: CDC]

get more info at NAPWA [National Assoc. of People with AIDS]

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