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This web page contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Because HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this web page.

HIV/AIDS Web Notice

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV attacks the immune system and, unlike many other viruses, the body cannot rid itself of HIV.

The HIV virus is spread through body fluids: blood, semen, vaginal fluids and breast milk.

HIV is now considered a manageable chronic disease. Knowing whether or not you have HIV can help you get treatment and prevent you from spreading the virus to your sex partners.

En español: Esta página contiene mensajes sobre la prevención del VIH que quizás no son apropiadas para todos los lectores. Muchas veces el VIH es transmitido por prácticas relacionadas al sexo y el uso de drogas, y la prevención y los programas sobre el VIH abordan estos temas. Si no busca este tipo de información o si este tipo de contenido lo ofiende, por favor salga de este sitio.

 

 

 

 

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HIV/AIDS Prevention

3020 Rucker Ave., Everett
Suite 106   Directions

Phone: 425.339.5298
Fax: 425.339.8707
hivinfo@snohd.org

Did you know?

In 2012 there were at least 13,000 people with HIV in Washington, about 1 in 7 of whom do not know they are infected. Statewide, HIV prevalence is increasing at a rate of about 4% per year.