What is HIV?
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is the virus that causes AIDS
(Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). This virus tears down a person's immune system.
How HIV is Transmitted
The 4 fluids HIV is transmitted through are:
Having unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected person can spread HIV
- Breast milk
Sharing needles or dirty syringes can spread HIV
HIV is NOT spread through:
Casual contact such as:
For additional information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov
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