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  • HIV and AIDS

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. There is no cure for HIV, but medication can reduce the amount of virus in the body and help you to stay healthy. Without treatment, HIV damages the immune system and may become Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

  • 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. During this time, there are very high levels of HIV in the body. This is known as a high viral load. When a person has a high viral load, they can easily pass HIV to others.

  • 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.

  • HPV and genital warts

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) are a group of over 100 types of virus, including more than 40 types that involve the genitals. Three out of four females will have an HPV infection at some time in their lives.

  • 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.

  • Lubricants

    Lubricants (lube) can increase pleasure and lower the chance that a condom will break with penetrative sex. Lube helps condoms move easily on skin, making sex safer and more pleasurable.

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