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Discrimination & HIV

According to the U.K.'s HIV awareness campaign AVERT discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS takes many forms including prejudice, abuse, threats of physical violence, negative attitudes and maltreatment. The International Center for Research on Women explains that to instigate successful govern

How To Read HIV Test Results

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is transmitted through blood after contact with an infected person or contaminated needle, and it is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). When the virus enters your body, your immune system responds by producing antibodies against it. La

HIV Facts

Since the 1980s, AIDS has ravaged communities throughout the world. The virus that causes the disease, known as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), first came to public attention in the 1980s. The virus and the disease have been known to take a heavy toll on many throughout the United States, mo

About Anonymous HIV Testing Centers

Anonymous HIV testing centers exist to help people who want to know about their status without having their name attached to any permanent record. While it is illegal to discriminate in hiring or housing based on HIV status, many prefer to keep their medical information completely private. This help