KEY POINTS
•
•
•
•

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS
AIDS is a result of HIV infection
HIV infection can be prevented
HIV...
HIV INFECTION
• People infected with HIV
– May look and feel healthy for a long time
– Can infect others even if they don’...
HIV INFECTION
• When people develop AIDS they may get
illnesses that healthy people usually don’t
get.
• Only a test can s...
HOW HIV IS NOT SPREAD
HIV is not spread
through every day
casual contact
HOW HIV IS SPREAD
• HIV is spread
– By having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an
infected person
– By sharing needles or s...
HOW IS HIV SPREAD
• Body fluids of an infected person that
spread HIV
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–
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–

Semen
Blood
Vaginal Fluid
Breast Milk
STOPPING THE SPREAD OF
HIV
People can choose
not to have sex!
STOPPING THE SPREAD OF
HIV
• People can choose
other ways to be
affectionate that do not
spread HIV infection
and other ST...
STOPPING THE SPREAD OF
HIV
• If people have sex, using the latex condoms
the right way every time greatly reduces the
risk...
ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND HIV
• Drinking alcohol or
taking drugs my make
people take the
following risks related
to HIV:
– Having...
STOPPING THE SPREAD OF
HIV
• If people inject non
prescribed drugs (like
heroin, cocaine, or
amphetamines) they
can preven...
STOPPING THE SPREAD OF
HIV
• The most effective way to prevent HIV
infection through injection drug use is to get
into tre...
HIV TESTING
• People who think they
are at risk of HIV
infection are
encouraged to seek
individual counseling
and testing....
BLOOD SUPPLY
• The risk of getting HIV
from a blood transfusion
in the US is extremely
low.
– All blood donors are
screene...
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  1. 1. KEY POINTS • • • • HIV is the virus that causes AIDS AIDS is a result of HIV infection HIV infection can be prevented HIV is not spread through everyday casual contact • People cannot get HIV when they give blood
  2. 2. HIV INFECTION • People infected with HIV – May look and feel healthy for a long time – Can infect others even if they don’t look or feel sick – May have symptoms that are like those of many other illnesses
  3. 3. HIV INFECTION • When people develop AIDS they may get illnesses that healthy people usually don’t get. • Only a test can show if someone is infected with HIV • Only a doctor can diagnose AIDS
  4. 4. HOW HIV IS NOT SPREAD HIV is not spread through every day casual contact
  5. 5. HOW HIV IS SPREAD • HIV is spread – By having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected person – By sharing needles or syringes with an infected person – During pregnancy, birth, or breast feeding from an infected mother to her baby
  6. 6. HOW IS HIV SPREAD • Body fluids of an infected person that spread HIV – – – – Semen Blood Vaginal Fluid Breast Milk
  7. 7. STOPPING THE SPREAD OF HIV People can choose not to have sex!
  8. 8. STOPPING THE SPREAD OF HIV • People can choose other ways to be affectionate that do not spread HIV infection and other STDs
  9. 9. STOPPING THE SPREAD OF HIV • If people have sex, using the latex condoms the right way every time greatly reduces the risk of HIV infection and other STDs
  10. 10. ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND HIV • Drinking alcohol or taking drugs my make people take the following risks related to HIV: – Having sex without using a latex condom – Sharing needles and syringes
  11. 11. STOPPING THE SPREAD OF HIV • If people inject non prescribed drugs (like heroin, cocaine, or amphetamines) they can prevent HIV infection by – Using new, sterile equipment every time – Never sharing needles or syringes
  12. 12. STOPPING THE SPREAD OF HIV • The most effective way to prevent HIV infection through injection drug use is to get into treatment to stop injecting drugs • When more effective prevention is not possible, clean drug equipment with bleach • Dispose of needles safely • Remember, drugs or alcohol can impair judgment.
  13. 13. HIV TESTING • People who think they are at risk of HIV infection are encouraged to seek individual counseling and testing. • Do not donate blood to get tested for HIV.
  14. 14. BLOOD SUPPLY • The risk of getting HIV from a blood transfusion in the US is extremely low. – All blood donors are screened for their risk of HIV – All donated blood is tested – All blood that tests positive for signs of HIV is destroyed.
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