Facts About HIV and Young People
cant smell it, taste it, hear it, or even see it. BUT,
it lives inside the bodies of 42 million people worldwide
and its responsible for the death of many others. Its
the biggest epidemic in human history. Its HIV/AIDS,
and it doesnt care who you are or where youre
U.S. public health officials estimate that 20,000 Americans
between 13 and 24 years of age are newly infected with HIV
every year. Like it or not, HIV/ AIDS is here, so its
up to you to learn how to live with it. You need to understand
your risk and learn about ways to be safe and take
responsibility for your own health.
To Go For HIV Counseling,
Testing and Care
Find out where you can go for a youth-friendly HIV
test or for youth-friendly care if youre HIV-positive.
Are you at risk? Find out who is getting HIV in the US and
how. Find out the real deal on how to prevent HIV - from abstinence
to the naked truth about condoms.
If youre sexually active, you should be tested for HIV.
Weve got the 411 on taking the test
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