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  • Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)

    Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) are medications used to treat HIV infection. These medications may also be called antiretroviral drugs (ART), antiretrovirals (ARVs), or anti-HIV drugs. While there is currently no cure for HIV infection, the availability of HAART now means that HIV is no longer a fatal infection, but is a condition that can be managed through lifelong treatment.

  • HIV and AIDS

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that targets the body’s immune system. It is passed through blood and body fluids such as semen, pre-ejaculate, vaginal fluids, anal fluids, and breast/chest milk. HIV can be managed with antiviral medications.

  • HIV anonymous testing

    Anonymous HIV testing is a way to test for HIV where your name and contact information (for example, your address, phone number and email) are not collected or recorded. You are given a numbered testing code that only you know and that you must provide to get your result.

  • HIV Point of Care (Rapid) test

    Point of Care (POC) HIV tests are also known as “rapid” tests and are used to screen for HIV antibodies. POC tests can be performed in clinics or other health care setting and results are available within minutes.

  • HIV seroconversion illness

    HIV seroconversion is the name given to a group of symptoms that can happen when someone first gets the virus.

  • HIV viral load

    Viral load is a test that measures how much HIV is present in a drop of blood. Viral load testing is regularly done to monitor the level of virus in the body.

  • HIV window periods

    The HIV window period is the time between getting HIV and when HIV will show up on a test. Understanding the window periods for HIV tests is important because it helps you know when you should test to get the most accurate results.

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can occur in the penis or external genitals, vagina or internal genitals, anus, and throat. There are over 40 different types of HPV that can cause infections in these areas.

  • Lesbian and bisexual women's resources

    Sexual health is important for everyone, no matter what your age, gender, or sexual orientation. If you identify as a lesbian or bisexual woman, there are a few resources that you may be interested in.

  • Living with an STI

    Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) caused by viruses can be treated and managed with medication, but medication does not clear them from your body. These viruses include HIV, herpes, HPV, and hepatitis B.

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