HIV/AIDS

Definition:

human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a condition that weakens the immune system and makes the patient more susceptible to infections or other life threatening conditions.

Prevention:

There are many steps you can take to prevent contracting HIV/AIDS. Make sure you talk with your partner about this and see if you both are clean. Always use a new condom when engaging in sex. If you use a needle to inject drugs, make sure you are using a fresh one every time. Truvada is a drug that can help in the treatment of HIV as well as work to prevent the spreading of HIV.

Links to Authorities:

AIDS Delaware

AIDS Vu

Delaware HIV Consortium 

Vaccinations: