HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It weakens a person’s immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. There is currently no effective cure for HIV. But with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled. This section will give you basic information about HIV, such as how it’s transmitted and how you can prevent it.
If you think you've been exposed to HIV within the last 3 days, ask a health care professional about post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) right away. PEP can prevent HIV, but it must be started within 72 hours
Get tested and treated for STI's
Keep yourself healthy and protect others if you are living with HIV
Engage in HIV care. It can keep you healthy and greatly reduce your chance of transmitting HIV
Take your medicines the right way every day
Stay in HIV care
Tell your sex or drug-using partners that you are living with HIV.
Maintain an undetectable viral load, use condoms, or talk to your partners about PrEP