December is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

Check out these great resources on HIV/AIDS below!

Of the new HIV diagnoses in 2018, 19% were women.
85% of those cases were transmitted by heterosexual contact.

HIV and Women (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/gender/women/index.html

HIV and Pregnant Women, Infants, and Children (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/gender/pregnantwomen/index.html

Find HIV Testing & Prevention Services Near You (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html

CDC.gov
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.html/

HIV.gov
https://www.hiv.gov/

World Health Organization
who.int/hiv/en/

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/hivaids

HIV prevention basics (CDC)
cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prevention.html

“PrEP” (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) treatment: daily medication for HIV/AIDS negative people who are at high-risk of getting HIV that can greatly reduce the chance of getting it if exposed (CDC)
cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html

“PEP” (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) treatment: emergency-only medication for people who are HIV/AIDS negative, taken within 72 hours of possible exposure (CDC)
cdc.gov/hiv/basics/pep.html

“History of HIV and AIDS Overview” (Avert – UK nonprofit)
avert.org/professionals/history-hiv-aids/overview

“Origin of AIDS & HIV” HIV history pre-1980s (Avert – UK nonprofit)
https://www.avert.org/professionals/history-hiv-aids/origin

“HIV and AIDS Timeline” (National Prevention Information Network)
npin.cdc.gov/pages/hiv-and-aids-timeline

“HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U), or Treatment as Prevention”: antiretroviral therapy is a daily medication for people who are HIV/AIDS positive that reduces the amount of HIV in the blood to undetectable levels low enough to be untransmittable (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/treatment-prevention

Help paying for PrEP: “PrEP Assistance Programs” (PrEPcost.org)
nastad.org/prepcost-resources/prep-assistance-programs

Copay Tips: “HIV, AIDS and Prevention Information and Resources” (Co-Pay Relief Program)
https://www.copays.org/diseases/hiv-aids-and-prevention

“Questions to Ask Your HIV Care Provider” (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
https://www.hiv.va.gov/patient/diagnosis/questions-for-doctor.asp