Preventing HIV and STDs

CDC’s Preventing HIV and STDs board shares accurate information on HIV, AIDS and STDs.
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Did you know a mother who has syphilis can pass the infection onto her baby during pregnancy? Recent CDC data show that the number of babies born with syphilis has increased drastically in recent years. It’s important that healthcare providers know who to test and when with this information. #STDMonth16 #TalkTestTreat

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Did you know that there are an estimated 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) each year? Or that half of these infections occur among youth ages 15-24? With such startling statistics, it’s important that everyone knows how to protect themselves from STDs. This infographic breaks down key ways for you to protect your health and your partner’s. So read up and share with someone to show how much you care. #STDMonth16 #TalkTestTreat

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STD prevention is for pregnant women, too! If you’re pregnant, ask your doctor about testing, especially since some doctors do not routinely perform these tests. ALL pregnant women should be screened for syphilis, HIV, and hepatitis B. #TalkTestTreat #STDMonth16

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Too many Americans are at high risk for HIV. PrEP can protect them. Read more in #VitalSigns.

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#Gay and #bisexual men make up 2% of the U.S. population, yet are the group most affected by #HIV. Check out this #CDC #infographic for advice on preventing HIV and staying healthy if you have HIV.

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With love comes great responsibility. Get tested for HIV. If you’re negative, commit to safer behaviors that will keep you that way. If you’re positive, seek treatment to help manage your health and protect your partners. True love begins with you. #TakeChargeandTest #Love #Relationships #Health http://1.usa.gov/1jfzKsq

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Nothing feels better than peace of mind. Take charge of your life. Get tested, and commit to behaviors to keep you healthy #TakeChargeandTest http://1.usa.gov/1jfzKsq #Health #Love #Relationships

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You know him, but you may not know everything. Put your love to the test. Get tested for HIV. Whether living with HIV or not, you’ll have the tools to protect yourself, and each other. #TakeChargeandTest #Love #Relationships #Health http://1.usa.gov/1jfzKsq

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His Facebook status isn’t the only thing you need to care about. Get tested for #HIV. Your health depends on it. #TakeChargeandTest http://1.usa.gov/1jfzKsq #Love #Relationships

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Princess. Astronaut. Doctor. Who knows who they’ll be? No matter the #dream – be there to support it. For #family. For #self. #TakeChargeandTest http://1.usa.gov/1jfzKsq #Health #HIV #Love

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Imitation is the highest form of flattery. Be the woman you want her to be. Take the first step. For #family. For #self. #TakeChargeandTest http://1.usa.gov/1jfzKsq #HIV #Health

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One in 6 people with #HIV don’t know they have it. It’s important to know your HIV status so you can take care of yourself and your partners. #MyHIVTesting Day http://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/basics/testing.html

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Many people become infected with #HIV as teens or young adults. School programs can play a vital role in preventing HIV among youth and help the US reach an HIV-free generation. http://1.usa.gov/1hs8X1g

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If you’ve been tested for HIV, tell your friends and family about what to expect and encourage them to take control of their health, too. #MyHIVTestingDay http://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/basics/testing.html

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To find an HIV testing site near you, text your ZIP code to “KNOW IT” (566948) or search online at http://hivtest.cdc.gov. #MyHIVTestingDay

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HIV tests are one of the best tools for #HIV prevention. When you know your HIV status, you can take care of yourself and your partners. #MyHIVTestingDay #NHTD http://hivtest.cdc.gov

CDC - Act Against AIDS - HIV/AIDS Basics - Testing

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Do you and your partner talk about #HIV? Talking can save your life. Get the facts, and tips on how to start the conversation. http://go.usa.gov/8TTm

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CDC’s newest HIV prevention campaign focuses on #gay and #bisexual men. Start Talking. Stop HIV. promotes conversations about #safesex and #HIV prevention & offers tips for talking to a partner. http://go.usa.gov/8TTm

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CDC estimates that #youth ages 15-24 make up just over one-quarter of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections that occur in the U.S. each year. This infographic highlights the impact, causes, and consequences of #STDs among young people – and what they can do to protect themselves. #Gonorrhea #Chlamydia #GetTested

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There are 20 million new #STD infections each year and half are among youth ages 15-24. School-based programs play an important role in preventing STDs, including HIV, among youth. This infographic outlines the characteristics and outcomes of effective HIV/STD prevention programs. #SchoolHealth #HIVprevention #NYHAAD

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Young people ages 20-24 have the highest rate of #HIV diagnosis of any age group. Take a friend and #GetTested.

HIV and STD testing locations in your area - Search by Zip Code

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Encourage your moms, sisters and friends to Get Tested for #HIV! Now is the time.

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Stopping AIDS is everyone's business. Tag us in your photos of CDC’s work in your community.

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How do you improve the lives of women and teenage girls who are HIV-positive?

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Infographic

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Take the Test. Take Control. #NationalHIVTestingDay

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