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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 HIV What is HIV? HIV is a virus caused by two people havingunprotected sex. HIV is alot like other viruses, like the flu or a common cold.but there is a major difference with thistype of virus. Over time your immune system can clear most viruses out of your body. But that isn't the case with HIV. That means that once you have HIV you have it for life. How can you prevent HIV? HIV can be prevented in manyways. You can reduce yourrisk of getting HIV by choosingless risky sexual behaviors,using condoms consistentlyand correctly,and getting testedand treated for other STDs. Ifyour partner is HIV positivethen you should encouragethem to get treated.Also you should avoid sex withpeople who haven't beentested, make sure the needles your doctoruses are new , if needed makes sureto doubles check your blood samples for STDs. Symptoms of HIV The symptoms of HIV and AIDS vary, depending on the phase of infection. For example, the symptomsof primary infections are fever, headachesmuscle ache, rash , and chills. The earlysymptoms of HIV are fever,fatigue, swollenlymph nodes(often one of the first signs ofHIV), and diarrhea. What to do if you think you have HIV If you think you have HIV you should get tested.Getting testedis relatively simple.You can getHIV tested by your doctor or a health provider,community health center,veterans health center,title x family planning clinic, and other locations.There also are FDA-approved HIV home test kits you can use. By:Rudy Tolentino
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