HIV and Aids

Contracting the HIV virus can lead to the development of AIDS; and, ABSTINENCE is the only 100% effective way to prevent HIV.

In the United States, HIV is spread mainly by:

  • Having anal or vaginal sex with someone who has HIV without using a condom or taking medicines to prevent or treat HIV.
  • Sharing needles or syringes, rinse water, or other equipment (works) used to prepare drugs for injection with someone who has HIV.