Facts over fear. Science over stigma.
People living with HIV who are on effective treatment can't pass the virus on. Today, HIV treatment can reduce the amount of HIV in someone's body to a level that is too low to detect, or 'undetectable.' Science has proven that when HIV is "undetectable" it is untransmittable! Learn more.
People who are HIV-positive can live long and healthy lives. Thanks to today's treatments, HIV is no longer a death sentence for people who can access HIV medication and regular doctors' visits. People who are HIV-positive and undetectable are also enjoying healthy sex lives without passing the virus on.
You can prevent HIV
with a daily pill.
PrEP is a daily pill that can prevent HIV. People who are HIV-negative can take PrEP to stop HIV safely and effectively.
PrEP is just one way to protect against HIV. It cannot prevent pregnancy or other STIs.
Find out if PrEP is right for you and locate a PrEP Clinic near you here.
HIV is a virus that weakens your immune system. It destroys cells in your body that help to fight disease and infection. Without HIV treatment, the virus can lead to a serious stage of infection called AIDS.
There are only a few ways you can get HIV. The two most common ways people get HIV are from:
sex without protection
sharing injection drug equipment
You cannot get HIV from casual contact. HIV is not spread by kissing or hugging, sharing food and drinks, shaking hands, sitting on toilet seats, or getting a mosquito bite! HIV cannot be passed on through sweat, spit, or urine either. Get more facts about HIV transmission here.
semen or pre-seminal
You can only get HIV when fluids containing enough of the virus enter your bloodstream. The only fluids that transmit HIV are: