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What’s the Actual Difference Between HIV and AIDS?

What’s the Actual Difference Between HIV and AIDS? HIV/AIDS. The two go together. When you see them in the media, read about them online, or hear them on the news, it’s always HIV/AIDS. But why do people say both? Doesn’t HIV mean AIDS? If you have HIV do you also have AIDS? Is HIV just a different way to say …

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Can you get tested for STDs Too Soon After Unprotected Sex?

Can you get tested for STDs Too Soon After Unprotected Sex? It seems like the best time to get tested after unprotected sex would be the next day, right? If the morning after pill is for the morning after, then shouldn’t STD tests also happen soon after unsafe sex? Actually, no. While it might seem strange, it could be a …

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The 5W’s of HIV

The 5W’s of HIV Who Should Get Tested? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Approximately 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV today. According to the CDC, 1 in 7 people in the United States who have HIV don’t know that they carry the virus. It is recommended that people between the ages of 13 and …

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The Truth About HIV Symptoms in Women

The Truth About HIV Symptoms in Women HIV symptoms are broad, general, and can be mistaken for lots of other health conditions. The body only has so many ways to signal that it’s under attack; fever, sore throat, muscle aches, rashes…is it the flu? Is it HIV? It’s hard to know. And doing a quick google search for HIV symptoms …

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How Often Should You be Getting Tested for HIV/STDs?

How Often Should You be Getting Tested for HIV/STDs? Sexual health is important. But sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what to do or where to go to protect yourself. Don’t worry, we can help. We’ve put together a list of everything you need to know about getting regular HIV/STD tests. Get tested at LEAST once a year. HIV testing …