About HIV

HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, damages specific blood cells which are crucial to helping the body fight diseases. HIV is the virus that, if left untreated, can cause AIDS or "Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome." There is currently no cure for HIV or AIDS, but people are living long, healthy lives while managing the virus.

HIV Basics

HIV Basics

While the Human Immunodeficiency Virus may have a lot in common with other viruses, like the flu or the common cold, there is obviously one big difference. Your immune system can clear most viruses out of your body over time. But the situation is different with HIV. The body's immune system can't get rid of it. Even after years of research, we still don't know why that's the case.

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Risks & Prevention

Risks & Prevention

Engaging in risk events increases your chance of contracting HIV. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to decrease your risk and help stop the spread of the virus.

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What an HIV Diagnosis Means

What an HIV Diagnosis Means

If you've been confirmed by a healthcare professional as HIV positive there are important steps you can take toward protecting your health and your future. Remember, knowing is the best thing.

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HIV Resources

HIV Resources

You're not alone. There are many organizations available to help you and provide you with important information.

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Events

Events

Dates, locations and information about upcoming community events, public and private partnerships, and sponsorships involving OraQuick.

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